Friday, May 04, 2007

Jesus Shoes

God likes to be in the schools. My students have named my Chacos "Jesus shoes" and "Africa shoes."

Yesterday, I was discussing graphs and one of the problem situations involved the tide level. I then proceeded to tell my students about being in Indonesia, and revolving around high tide/low tide to sail from island to island, which led to another question, which led to another question, and to yet another. Not only was our math lesson was taught, a wee bit of Geography discussed, they conveniently asked why I was in Indonesia--I could tell them no other answer, I went to Indonesia to tell people about Jesus!

I am reminded of a story that occurred a few weeks back. A student had asked to borrow my cell phone to call home. I gave them the phone and when they opened the phone, they noticed my phone read, "I love (Hey-Zeus) Jesus!" They proceeded to ask who "(Hey-Zeus) Jesus was, informing me that I said I was single and did not have a boyfriend. I laughed and said, "Jesus! This Jesus (Hey-Zeus) you are talking about is Jesus. The students' response was great, "Oh, wouldn't it be good if everybody loved Jesus?"

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Gods Authority and Probability

Matthew 28:18-20 (New American Standard Bible)

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

Perspectives is about 100% experimental probability, even though theoretical probability is 1 in a kajillion. Because of Gods authority the probability of anything happening is 100%!

I am beginning to understand that a

willing witness + heartbeat obedience = divine encounter

Pray that I will be both willing and obedient, now as I prepare, and while I am in Africa, so that Jesus is glorified.

Monday, April 30, 2007

HP and the IPOD

My old laptop is officially out of commission. This past weekend, Dad and I went notebook shopping. After visiting Sams, Costco, Best Buy, and Office Max, I determined what I wanted to purchase; a 17'' widescreen with 2GB memory, and a large hard drive. After checking stores, online ads, and everywhere else, I decided to go with the HP website, and customized my own computer. This enabled me to purchase the computer I want, plus "purchase" a free printer--Levi is in is a printer/copier/scanner deal. I am going to stick with my laser printer (Merry Christmas from Daddy!). The computer will arrive in a couple of weeks, the printer in a couple of days.

The only problem I had with ordering the computer/printer deal was that HP charged me for 2 printers, and I had to change that to one, which created quite a bit of hassle. Now, I am waiting on my credit card to be credited. If that does not happen in the next couple of business days, on the phone to HP will be me. Miscommunication happens. Oh well.

A student today gave me a skin for the IPOD Nano, he had an extra one, and just brought it, I was surprised, and appreciative. One less thing to think about buying. Miguel said he had 3, but I was shocked when he just gave me one of them today when I went to go help him with his work. :) Really, my students are the best.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Mileage Plus

So...I am on the phone with United Airlines, trying to sign up for their mileage plus. That was the easy part, now connecting the miles with my flight information out to Africa is the challenge. When I signed up the computer would not allow me to use my full name, which is found on the passport, but when I called Reservations to connect the miles to my flight, they said I must have the name that appears on the passport connected to the mileage plus number.

I have called mileage plus, to be told to call reservations, then called reservations and they said to call mileage plus to have them fix my name so it is as it appears on my passport, so...they could not fix it, but came sort of close, and that was that. I once again called mileage plus, and the man was very helpful. And I thought I was going to be finished when I called reservations, but hey, I was wrong. I called reservations and they added my flight, yah! But...when I was on mileage plus trying to choose my seats the computer systems would not allow me to do this, a PNR (not sure what this is) error. I called reservations back again.

Boy I am becoming good at listening to computer voices on the phone, it's kind of funny. I like to say, "person, person, person." And then the computer says, "Thank you, I will transfer you to a United Airlines representative."

Reservations was helpful, I am now waiting on the travel agency to do their part. Oh what fun!