1. First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria
I finished this book last week. As we were perusing through Border's Books, Mom brought me this, [maybe half-jokingly, maybe not] and I bought it! Author Eve Brown tells the story of the adventures and misadventures of her life in the Peace Corps in Ecuador and in the remote bush of Africa. It's candid, it's funny, it's fascinating, and [among other things] I learned that overseas, people don't iron their clothes just to kill the wrinkles, but to kill the nasty bug eggs that settled in their briefs and britches while drying on the line.
2. Baby Mal
In less than 24 hours, I sold 25 of 40 silk Cambodian scarves as a fundraiser for my next trip to Cambodia. They are so beautiful that they are practically selling themselves!
4. Morning Bible Time
School has finally begun, and I have been desperately trying to regain all the discipline I lost over the summer; my early morning starts have been so rewarding as Scripture has really been hitting it on the head this week. Part of my devotions this morning came from 1 Corinthians 2
When I came to you, brothers, I did not come with eloquence or superior wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power, so that your faith might not rest on men's wisdom, but on God's power.
1 Corinthians 2:1-5 (NIV)
In the last week I have been a dedicated water drinker, and now five days in a row I have surpassed the recommended daily water consumption amount of eight eight-ounce glasses. I always carry a 32 ounce Nalgene water bottle with me, and it really isn't a big feat to drink it twice, but I sure am proud!
As a side note:
Friday's NOT fave. five includes [and at this point of the day, is still limited to:] Computer problems!!! Rawr.