Day 3

It’s a little after 5 here in St. Paul, right now. One hour behind what I am normally used to in Ohio. So the stomach is starting to growl and the eyes get heavier a little earlier than usual while I’m up here. It’s draining to sit in one classroom for almost 9 hours in one day learning about the same thing and do that for four and a half days. As week one hits “hump day” and we find ourselves on the latter end of the week, here are 10 things I’ve learned:

  1. Hermeneutics (the study of interpreting the Bible) is more complex and complicated than I originally anticipated. (and I anticipated a lot)
  2.  Minnesota’s weather can turn on a dime. (Sunny and making me sweat one day, near freezing and rain within a day and half – with snow on the forecast within a few days)
  3. The accent up here is very cool.
  4. Cheese & Broccoli soup is better than cream of chicken soup.
  5. You can watch the entire first season of 30 Rock in the time it takes to drive up here.
  6. I am in a group of very passionate followers of Christ.
  7. I am not the smartest one in this group. (That’s an easy one).
  8. I miss my family, my home and all of my friends more every day.
  9. There are lakes everywhere! (Minnesota is known as the state with 10,000 lakes…it’s true!)
  10. I want so desperately for people to understand that God loves them that this trip is worth it because sometimes people tend to misrepresent a hope and love that is so real and it turns people off. I want to make a difference in that.
  11. It’s really cold up here. (I know that’s an extra one. But it’s simply TOO cold to be only the 3rd week in October!)

I’m over halfway done with week one
and even though the sky shows no sun (it’s cloudy)
I will wake up and greet each new day
with the hope that I’ll be smarter when I go away

oh my goodness, did that just rhyme? did i seriously just write four whole lines and somehow they rhymed??

ok ok, i did that on purpose. sadly, i spent way too much time on that too.

that’s just how tired I am!

About andy

I like to talk, I like to write. I like to share. This blog lets me do those things. It's just my thoughts, things that happen to me. I'm a pastor and the director of a non-profit organization called Refuge Ministries. (By the way, the thoughts shared on this blog are in no way associated with Refuge, they are just, don't get upset).
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1 Response to Day 3

  1. seven says:

    I have a tshirt that says “MINNESOTA: Land of 10,000 lakes, 15,368 mosquitoes and 8 fish.”

    It’s cool that you’re learning hermeneutics.

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