Interesting... now my Philippines pictures are back, but now my older pictures are gone. Oh well. They will be back eventually.
So a new semester has begun at Talbot, but this one is quite unlike the rest. This is it. The last semester of my Master's program. I have mixed feelings about that, but I will say for certain that this has been an incredible experience and I am so glad I have been able to study here. Part of the frustration of coming to the end is that I have finally gotten past all of the required core classes that I took because I have to, and now that I am only taking classes I am really excited about, I'm finishing. This semester is indeed really exciting. I am taking Hebrew II (languages are cool), Romans (it is a great class I hear, and I get to use some Greek), Exegesis of the Pastoral Epistles (more Greek; great professor), and I am auditing a class on the life and thought of Paul (fascinating topic; another great professor). I realize that I still haven't really shared any insights from last semester's classes. I still hope to do that, and hopefully I will throw in a thing or two from this semester as well in the months to come.
And of course I had to throw some pictures on here. So here are a couple from a trip Torrey and I made last weekend to the local mountains to enjoy the storm that had swept through Southern California.
We stopped along the road at one point, and I jumped out of the car to take a few pictures. It was cold.
We found a place to park along the road and then hiked down to Jenks lake.
Torrey felt sorry for this lonely duck and wanted to take it home.