After all of the busyness of the last post, I was blessed with some free time in the week or so after. During this free time I got to know the friends around me a lot better. As you can see, our hall got Christmas lights from my friend Brandon, and we spelled out “3RD BAXTER” (the name of our hall). Now, if all the lights are on and set up right, a person could see it from super far away. Just some ideas for those of you who might live in a Baxter hall one day.
Particularly, I spent a bunch of time with my roommate and neighbor, (David and Matthew, respectively). One night we were hanging around my room and decided to get some hot cocoa on a chilly night and made a Bible study out of it. The hot cocoa was pretty nice to drink on a chilly night in October after a cold front swept in. We also had great discussion and I’m glad that I found some guys to do this kind of thing with.
Every other Thursday night we have Canterbury, a night of worship, and, this last night, some good friends of mine led the songs. Canterbury is a great experience, and effectively accomplished its goal of bringing people to praise and get closer to God. They also designed a really sweet t-shirt that they just ordered.
Although I am not part of a social club yet, I’ve gotten to see some of the stuff they do, like the chariot race between all of the clubs. Despite having an incredibly legitimate looking shopping cart chariot, Lambda Chi Lambda (which I’m planning on rushing in the Spring) did not win, but it was still a ton of fun, even to just watch them race around the Oval.
The weekend that I write this is the weekend of the Fall Free Days in October where you don’t have class Thursday and Friday, allowing for time to visit family and take a break from class. Because my Mom and Aunt went to this Bible study conference in Frisco, TX, I didn’t have to drive as far to see her. Since I live so far away, this was the first time I had seen her in person since move in day, so it was good to take this opportunity to visit.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinful men so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.