Monday, November 26, 2007

Now is Later

In Chapel this morning, Dr. Dendiu spoke about the deadly sin of sloth. He put up pictures of sloths on the screen. Ug—for some reason, they give me the willies and make me cringe. The title of this blog refers to something Dr. Dendiu said: sometimes we put off things until later . . . we have 4 weeks left in the semester . . . now is later.

I sure enjoyed my Thanksgiving break with the family. Here are the top five happenings.

  1. Family Time. I think I can safely call it a Bruce-Eberly-family-reunion. We just had so much fun being together. Praise God! We sat around and talked and laughed and bothered. Mom and I did a puzzle. We all watched “Ratatouille” on Wednesday night after we ate dinner with Grandma. We snacked on chips and dip and pop on Thursday. We cooked together. On Sunday, we got our Christmas tree and decorated the house. Wonderful memories. I love my family so much.
  2. Friends Time. It was also time for a friends reunion. Christina, Justin, and Lindsay were all home from college. The Revolution college group had a party Wednesday night. I think it officially started when the Eberlys showed up around 9:30. We line danced for about 2 hours. My feet hurt but it was worth it. Especially since I won the competition dance.
    Saturday night was the 8th (or something like that) annual game night after Thanksgiving at the Eberlys. We played Midnight Madness, Knot, and President. It was so good to be with the old group again. Praise God for friends after all these years.
  3. Chat Time. I met with quite a few people over break. Brad and Brenda welcomed me into The Black Hole on Tuesday. Grandma and I met for coffee on Friday afternoon. Saturday morning (from 9:30 to 12:30 actually) Chris, Alex and I caught up. I always wish there was more time to see people but I am thankful for the conversations that I d0 have—refreshing and encouraging.
  4. Mom Time. We spent four hours shopping on Friday. And no—we did not get up early. After a leisurely morning, we headed out to Sears, JCPenny, Khols, Plato’s Closet, and Wal-Mart. I sure enjoyed time with my mom over the weekend. She is such an encouragement to me and so quick to be my friend.

Now is the time to finish the semester strong. I also desire to finish well. But things just keep piling on: RA responsibilities, floor events, Shekinah Glory performances, class projects, and decisions. In the midst of it all, I am overwhelmed by God’s faithfulness.

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;
As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be.

One last piece of news: my fish, William Wordsworth, passed away while I was away on break. I guess it is partly my fault because I didn’t want the hassle of bringing him home. (Oops!) My dad said a few words as he flushed him away—goodbye Willie!


  1. William Wordsworth is my favorite poet to date besides our friend Mat. His passing (even if he was a fish) is surely a tragedy.

    I'm glad that Thanksgiving was such a great family time.

    I know you will finish well.

  2. So glad you had a good break Jana! Sounds like you were able to relax some:) Oh, and glad I got to see you!

  3. poor willie...he was such a dear!

    jans! whatever, you had the good post! i love reading your posts. it truly was a good time as a family wasn't it? i'd do it again right now if i had control (which, i'm glad, we're all glad, i don't 'cause a lot of things would be repeated :).
    love you MY jana!!!!
    (consider this. i love you. a lot. you know that. i know that. buuuut, Jesus loves you 100,000,000,000,000,000........more! CRAZYAMAZING!)
    praying for you.

  4. I wish I could have been home for all the fun last week :( OH well....I"m glad you had a good time! And what dance competition were you talking about?