Saturday, January 28, 2006


Life is good. Extremely busy and full, but I find moments to enjoy myself. Right now, I'm taking a break from homework. I have chicken curry on the stove finishing off the potatoes and waiting for the vegetables. The lentils are sitting beside it waiting for the rice in my cooker. All my roommates have places to go and things to do, so it's nice to have an empty house for a moment, though I enjoy their company always.

I have a full plate this semester, as I expected, but it's looking positive. I have the first draft of my proposal done and I've switched my title to "Linguistics, Ancient Language, & Historical Texts." Hopefully that will be approved along with my arguments for it. I am still trying to figure out what to do for my senior project. My latest interest and desire is to work with a back-translation (ideally from Bangladesh). A back-translation is something that has been translated and then translated back into the original (e.g. English to Santali and back to English). This would allow me to see the translation done, and study why things were translated with the culture, people, and background in mind and not just word for word. Oh, I hope it works! If not, back to square one, so I'm still very open to any ideas or advice you might have.

Greek is finished!!! I finished it the Saturday before 2nd Semester classes started. I am very excited that it is done, and I'm happy with the results. I almost want to go back to that craziness and get away from 2nd Semester Greek, but I must move on, right? I am enjoying the class. Biblical Customs and Geography, 2nd Temple Judaism, Speech, and Biology are my other classes. I am finding that the BC & G and 2nd TJ classes are really helping me to understand and appreciate the Bible more, and are helping me toward my career goals. Wow! Praise the Lord for his guidance.

Please continue to keep me in your prayers as the homework load is heavy, and I am working 4 days a week still at Baker's Square. I enjoy my work, classes, and all, but I'm having a hard time with the quiet times because there really aren't any. I pray that God will help me prioritize and multiply my time through diligence and focusing. Thank you so much for your love and prayers.
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