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For Thursday, I have to read parts of First and Second Kings and also Amos and Hosea. Here’s what it looks like:

1 Kings 1, 2, 3, 8, & 9
2 Kings 18, 19, & 20
Hosea (14 chapters)
Amos (9 chapters)
And also about 25 pages in the Old Testament book.

So this should be fun.

I guess I’ll just go in order and read the Kings passages tonight and the others tomorrow, since I have more time tomorrow…

I’m also doing laundry and the rest of my homework tomorrow.

I have a test on Thursday (yuck), and I have to decide on a topic for my media project. I think I’m going to do the documentary instead of the news story. I just have to decide what/when I’m working on it. My mom said there’s a thing raising awareness for cancer in my hometown on Saturday; I might do that. I was also thinking about doing one about the after-football-party on Friday night at church. Not totally sure yet.

Anyway, so my thoughts on First and Second Kings!

1 Kings

1:2 – What? Why?
1:4 – Oh. That makes me feel a little better.
1:17-21 – Um.
1:28-29 – Okay, then. He’s declaring what he wants. And he’s king, anything he says goes.
1:40-53 – That’s what you get for trying to force your way onto the throne, I guess, pal.
2:13-21 – Well, it seems reasonable to me…
2:23 – Why is Solomon so ticked?
3:7-14 – So he asks for a discerning heart and gets it? Because he’s been faithful? Awesome.
3:16 – Prostitutes? I only ever heard “women.” Since when were they prostitutes????
But most of us know this story.
Wisdom in these terms was slightly different/more complex than what we think of it now. It dealt with a lot of things: justice, law, right & wrong…
Chapter 8 is kind of just Solomon talking to God about fulfilling promises God made to David and stuff. Kind of interesting, but other than that I don’t have much to say.
9:4-5 – Saul was the bad one. David and Solomon were pretty awesome. David sinned, yeah, but he was also called a “man after God’s own heart.” Solomon gained wisdom and riches. Saul wasn’t so lucky. Kind of interesting to think about.

2 Kings

18:3 – So Hezekiah was a good guy, too. Cool.
18:5 – Nobody else was like him? So he was awesome like his father, yet even more special?
I don’t have much on chapter 19…
So in chapter 20, Hezekiah is supposed to die, and yet he prays and weeps, and God decides to heal him? (4-11)

That’s about it for that, I think.

I feel better today than I did yesterday! Still kind of congested and coughing quite a bit, but I went to all three classes and work today! That’s improvement!

Also, I found an envelope from someone not-school-related in my mailbox today!!

I posted on Facebook last week that I was sad to have a constantly empty mailbox, and my favorite cousin (yes, I have a favorite…) responded that maybe I should give people my address. My parents have it, but apparently they didn’t give it to anybody in their emails about my leaving for school in August. Awesome.

So it was nice to find an envelope containing two painted pictures (done by my cousin’s two youngest daughters) and a card from the family letting me know they’re thinking of and praying for me.

That is why they are my favorites.

I posted a photo of the pictures to Facebook and my cousin said the oldest of the two little girls was happy to hear that I liked them. 😀 I wish I could hug them, but I don’t know the next time I’ll see them because we’re so far apart. 😦

Anyway, it brightened my day considerably and I’ll be keeping those pictures for quite a while.

I’m SO EXCITED for Thursday.

Literally, the other night I cried myself to sleep because I was so stressed out over school and needing a break.

I called my mom today and cried (again) at the end of the conversation.

I need to be home now, please.

I don’t want to be sick on my weekend at home, but I’ll deal with it if I am I guess. At least I finally get to hold the chinchilla and hug my family and see all my awesome church friends. Also my favorite work friend hopefully. I have to see what she’s doing this weekend. We have to find a little time to get together!

So I’m super-excited for Thursday.

Sure, I’ll have a little homework over the weekend. But I get to go HOME.