Blah! It seems I will be existing on Vicodin again today. I am so trying not to do this... My pain level is only about a 3 or 4, but with multi-site pain this is not conducive to studying and working on papers. I have read 35 pages in a two-hour span, and all I want to do is sleep. I need to get ahead on this. I start teaching a Sunday school class on Sunday, and I need to be working on big papers as well and not just scraping by with my reading. I am scheduled for eye surgery on October 28, so putting off my papers is not a good strategy.
Now what did I get from all this reading, some of which was catch-up stuff that I needed to have done for class yesterday? It actually goes well together, and that was unplanned. I love those intersections!.
In my OT class, we are talking about the patriarchs--Abraham in particular. We spent some time yesterday talking about God's initial command to him to leave his country and his people and go to a new land. It was a command to take on a new identity. My reading for my NT class is about Paul and the fact that identity as based on where you were born and who your family was. The chapter talks about physical appearance being treated as a mirror to a person's identity. What a concept! I will have a lot more to say about this in another entry. my ride is on the way.