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Nobodyislooking atme weird

Posted on November 6th, 2005

I had quite a morning today.

Like most mornings, it started at midnight (which is about when I left the Bomber). I figured that I’d stay at St. Paul’s overnight since I was going to be going to Elevation at 10:30. There was no sense of biking home and back again, especially since it was calling for rain later in the morning.

Fortunately, I knew that Ashley was going to be away, so I thought to stay in her room. I hung out there for a bit and used her computer to chat on MSN for while. While doing so, I realized how utterly horrible her keyboard is. Ireally wishthather spacebarworkedmore consistentlybecause constantlyfixingerrors gotreallyfrustrating. Using Java to remote to my home computer probably compounded the issue, but…

I somewhat randomly and hastily made plans to attend a different church service this morning. This is probably the first time in a very long time that I went somewhere else instead of Elevation. But, regardless of where I am, I think that I can experience God. Just as long as I’m looking for Him.

Then I get a knock on the door. Apparently, Ashley loaned out her room to someone else. But I wasn’t displaced for long; I managed to make arrangements to stay on the East Wing. 3:50am. Stink. I’m not even tired.

I didn’t sleep too well (as I usually don’t when I’m away from the comfort of my own bed). I woke up rather frequently during the night, and the last time was at 7:30am thanks to some pretty loud thunder and rain. What am I supposed to do for around 3 hours? Maybe I’ll just go home to shower and get changed.

Heh. Bad idea. It became a downpour shortly after I left the college, so I arrived home sopping wet and a little peeved for leaving the dry confines of the college. God, if You want me to go to church this morning, I hope You make the bike ride back to SPUC less horrible. It turns out Someone was listening because it was partly cloudy by the time I left my house. πŸ˜‰ Wahoo!

I don’t exactly know the name of the church I attended, but I do know that it was somewhere north of campus. When I arrived, I noticed that I was a very visible very minority: I was pretty much the only non-Caucasian person there lol. Nobody is looking at me weird, so I think I’m in the clear. The service itself reminded me of a Catholic one, in that it was fairly structured and had a good share of responses from the congregation. The music was well done, too (thanks to a choir with 12ish people). It was in singing hymns (of which I only knew one) that I began to appreciate my ability to read music πŸ˜€ All in all, it was a good experience. I think I’ll go again sometime.

4 Responses to “Nobodyislooking atme weird”

  1. Rodney Says:

    Do you know what denomination the church was?

  2. Justin Says:

    Christian Reform.

  3. Jeanette Says:

    It’s the Waterloo Christian Reformed Church. And, yes, I expected you to be in the minority. The CRC is predominantly Dutch, formed by the Dutch and yet unable to shake the stereotype. However, I also know that while in the Waterloo CRC they’re mostly white, they aren’t surprised to see other ethnicities. In Lucknow, my home church, however, it would likely have been a bit different.

  4. Justin Says:

    Ah yes.. I recall the “In the Woods” thing. Nice building, friendly congregation, smart pastor. I think the only drawback was the somewhat unfortunate weather on the way back (with all of the wind and leaves attacking and what have you).

    In regards to the minority situation, perhaps it’s a good thing that I didn’t have any sorts of expectations going in πŸ™‚ The demographics of a church don’t really influence my opinions; people are people, whether white, black, brown, yellow, red, purp.. uh.. male, female, old, young. God loves us all the same (and, consequently, so should I).

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