Beavers Win!

After OSU's last minute field goal, and Oregon's very last minute blocked field goal attempt, my heart is still racing from the adrenaline pumping through my body! Go Beavers! What an end to a season where our (yes Dennis, I'm calling them my team) quarterback was getting booed by his own student section because of their pathetic play.



What a great time of year. I love Thanksgiving and the rain and the beginning thoughts of the first snowfall.

We (in youth group) spent this last Sunday being thankful and realizing how much we are blessed. To help us out, we watched a Rob Bell Nooma DVD entitled Rich. In it he says that he gets tired of seeing all the bumper stickers that say "God bless America." God has blessed America, Rob says.

He goes on to tell us that if the church would practice giving a full 10%, the church would have something like an extra 100 billion dollars. He says that if the church just took 20 billion of that, we could take care of the basic food and water needs of the world. And by the way...20 billion is how much Americans spend a year on ice cream alone!

So we are blessed. I should be thankful. Only 8% of the world has a car. We are rich. So instead of wanting more things, I hope that my attitude changes so that I am completely content and thankful to God who has given me all I have, even my breath.

Happy Thanksgiving. May you see that you are blessed by God who shows compassion and unfailing love.



With much fanfare and ado (about nothing really), I proudly introduce:

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Questions and Teachers

We had a very great class session yesterday in which three of our favorite profs came to class to discuss teaching. Students were allowed to ask any questions about teaching that they wanted.

Although at first I thought one student's question was a throw away for the grandness of the day, it provided some thought provoking responses from the panel.

The question? Who or what teachers do you admire/respect the most?

Dr. Harper's response:

Back when I was in college and grad school it would have been the teachers that provided the best answers to my questions. Now, it really are those teachers who ask the best questions to my given answers.

Wow. May we all keep on learning, asking questions, and never be stubborn enough to think we know it all.



I just read an interesting article on tithing. It probably doesn't begin to fully broach the subject, but has a good spirit in it's point.

To read it, go here.


Crack for the masses

What's as addicting as crack, costs just under $4.00 and comes out of hibernation on November 1st?

The gingerbread spice latte!

Oh the goodness of it all. Besides the regular ol' black cup of coffee, Starbucks knocks one out of the park this time of year. My second favorite is the pumpkin spice latte.