Saturday, April 19, 2008

eArThQuAkE

We had an earthquake yesterday. This is my third quake since moving to Indiana. It woke T who in turn woke me asking, "Are you shaking the bed?" Of course I was wasn't and we know what was. I didn't feel the aftershock but I know exactly what I was doing at that time. My SIL called me for directions to a deli in Michigan City. I looked at the clock when I answered the phone. This has got to be the most exciting post about an earthquake ever.
I weighed in today. -0.2 I'm still dropping, although at a snail's pace. I know what I have to do to fix that.
Monday I woke with a swollen and gooey tonsil. I went to work and called the doctor to make an appointment. They did a rapid strep test and it came back negative. Dr. put me on a z-pack and told me to stay home for a day. My throat hurt all week. Thursday I learned that I had strep after all, an uncommon strain. Friday was the first day I felt normal. I was very tired by the end of the day though. Hopefully by Monday I'll be totally fine.
Wednesday night we started a new study at church, Loved by God, by Liz Curtis Higgs. It started out great. I'm excited to get into this. It's studying Genesis 25 which I happen to like.
I also learned a lot about myself yesterday. I was speaking to one of my college students who happens to be Catholic. He talked about how strong his faith is and I talked about why I left the church. I totally saw myself in him at his age. He is very defensive of his faith and has a difficult time speaking to fellow students at school. He feels that Catholicism is under attack, therefore, he is under attack. He's had a couple of incidents that I have experienced myself. I hope I was able to convey to him that no one is trying to hurt him, even when their words sting. This is definitely a conversation I will try to continue later.

2 comments:

Bev (froggieb) said...

A loss is a loss no matter how small. Sound like Dr. Suess don't I. The quake did shake us but we live near a quarry and we get blasted every day at 4pmish. We have cracks in our ceilings from having so many. Shhhhh don't tell anybody.

Nate and Brenda said...

My Brother and hiw wife are both catholic. It is hard to talk to them because they do not understand why we question them. There are good catholics but the best question to ask your friend is if they believe that Jesus is the only way to Heaven. My Brother and his wife actually said no. They believe that Jesus did his part and now they have to do their part. We have been studing his for the last two years and what we have found is a little scary. Your friend may have a strong faith but ask him one more important question. Is his faith strong in Christ or the church. My Brother and his wife believe the pope's words and the church's traditions are more important than what the bible says. I am not sure why I just wrote all that but I felt led after reading your blog to post this.