Monday, November 15, 2010

Madama Butterfly

Last thursday I went to an opera--Madama Butterfly.

This was a first for me, and I loved it! I love cultural experiences of all kinds. I have this whole list of cultural experiences that I wouuld like to do, and this was one of them. It was in San Francisco in their opera house, which I am told is one of the biggest in the nation. It was beautiful, I just love the whole atmosphere, the lights, architecture, the people of all variety...We sat in the far back but not a bad spot could still see everything. The story was beautiful, about a Japanese woman who marries an American. I do want to put out a warning, it was sad, was not expecting that. I just happened to have a very bad day proceeding this. It is a different concept than a musical in the sense that you are reading the words as you are listening and watching so it is a lot to take in but beautiful. I really enjoyed the orchestra. My next goal, is to go to the symphony!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I talked some about my lessons learned this past summer which now seems but a distant memory, but I have been reassured and learned some since then. I felt left behind this summer with everyone I knew who went off on their adventures both near and I was on my own struggling with contentment of where I was and currently am. God has spoken to me through several people with encouraging words reminding me that there is a purpose. One such person, a couple of months ago encouraged me with the example of Moses in the Bible in how God prepared him for His great purpose. I was again reminded of this in my OT class as we have been talking about Exodus. Everything in his life, even the little things are what made him be a leader and to accomplish God's task....
Another person who has inspired me, is and I know this is random, Adoniram Judson. He was one of the first people to go to Burma and translated the first Burmese Bible. I have been reading his biography for one of my classes. He struggled with the preparation process, just wanting to take action and to go. There were points in his life when he got sick and was forced to stay home and read and study. He was an intelligent man with a special ability for languages and pursued school, he also used his speaking ability to bring attention to the cause.
God has a purpose for putting us where we are!