Saturday, April 19, 2008

Daily Epiphanies: April 19th

My Christian upbringing would not have been the same without hymns and sacred choral music. Contemporary worship is good, but there is something about the mixing of marvelous harmonies and biblical truths that makes my heart happy. I have had hymn tunes stuck in my head all week, and it has been amazing!

What's your favorite hymn?

Mine this week is:

How Firm a Foundation

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
is laid for your faith in his excellent word!
What more can he say than to you he hath said,
to you that for refuge to Jesus have fled?

"Fear not, I am with thee; O be not dismayed!
For I am thy God, and will still give thee aid;
I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,
upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.

"When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
the rivers of woe shall not thee overflow;
for I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
and sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

"When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,
my grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply;
the flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.

"The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose,
I will not, I will not desert to its foes;
that soul, though all hell shall endeavor to shake,
I'll never, no, never, no, never forsake."

Friday, April 18, 2008

Daily Epiphanies: Reasons my world is falling apart

1. I don't think I got the internship.
2. Application due dates for any other possible internship have passed, or are close to passing.
3. The Evanston History Center has shut down . . . for now.
4. My academic adviser is leaving to go to another school.
5. I woke up last night to an 5.4 earthquake--literally thought someone was shaking my bed.
6. Classes are over in a week and I don't know what I am doing this summer.
7. First time ever, I am not with my family for Passover.

The End

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Prayer request

I am being considered for a summer internship at the library of congress. I thought I already had it, but apparently I am only on the short list. They make the decision this week. Please pray for God to put me where He wants me this summer.
Thanks!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

I am proud to introduce. . . Daily Epiphanies

I am starting a blog series called Daily Epiphanies. Most likely I won't be able to post one every day, but be on the lookout for tidbits from my thoughts/day dreams.

Sunday, April 13
When I am old and wealthy (I am assuming that this will happen) I am going to give large monetary donations to the music/theater ensembles that have made an impact on my life.

Inspired by: My excursion to hear the NPU Band Concert this afternoon . . . and then my sneak peak at the Spring theater production (that building needs a wealthy benefactor!).

Saturday, April 12, 2008

"Since I've Been Gone . . ."

Does anyone even read this thing? Maybe I should start inserting into Facebook Notes . . .

Anyway, I am back from my un-official hiatus from blogging. I think I became slightly disillusioned by the idea of recording my daily musings. Maybe an audience would help.

Since my last post, I . . .

1) Got a job at the Art Institute--working with Discovery/Antenna Audio selling audio guides for the special Edward Hopper/Winslow Homer exhibit. Simple sales in a magnificent museum (alliteration anyone?). The wet toes paid off, apparently.



Mid-March my family drove me back from Easter-in-Madison and we all experienced the exhibit together. This sparked my desire to re-pick up Chaim Potok's "My Name is Asher Lev."

2) Cut my hair. It's shoulder length now.

3) Finally stepped foot in North Park's archives. For a class project I used their repository for a mini internship/volunteer job and ended up processing a former professor's collection of newspaper clippings.

4) Compiled and published a history picture-book with Blurb.com's Booksmart software [http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/212693].
















5) Got a summer internship at the Library of Congress in their Prints and Photographs division!
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