October 2nd, 2007


Hunters of Dune

Hunters of Dune has some priceless moments with my favorite characters. Sadly, these are few and far between. Though Murbella is also interesting, I want to see more of Thufir, Paul, and Chani! I want to read more, but I am afraid to finish this volume. After that I will either have to order the hardcover of Sandworms of Dune or else wait for that to come out in paperback...

I was also reading Psalms this morning before class. I am almost finished with it. It's interesting to see the attitudes of the poets and the subject of their fear, thankfulness, and meditation. There's some real gems in there. I may be getting next year's key verse from Psalm 119. We will see, though!

Now, I need to get myself in writing mode. I have a midterm paper waiting for me.

Jesus, Emmanuel

I was thinking about the following hymns this morning and copied down the first and last verses:

"Once in Royal David's City stood a lowly cattle shed
Where a mother laid her Baby in a manger for His bed
Mary was that mother mild; Jesus Christ, her little child

And our eyes at last shall see Him thro' His own redeeming love
For that Child so dear and gentle is our Lord in heaven above
And He leads His children on to the place where He is gone"

"O Little Town of Bethlehem how still we see thee lie!
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by
Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting light
The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight

O holy Child of Bethlehem descend on us we pray
Cast out our sin and enter in, be born in us today
We hear the Christmas angels the great glad tidings tell
O come to us, abide with us, our Lord, Emmanuel"