April 22, 2000 – Saturday – 8:04 a.m.

Turns out I have an ear infection.  Bummer.

Everyone is still upstairs.  I don’t know what the plans are for the day, but I hope we go out and do something.

In a month’s time I’ll slowly be on my way to New Mexico.  How crazy this is!  I’m $4,000 in debt on my credit cards because of Dang!, I have to start paying back my school loans in November, and I’m riding off to New Mexico.

God, my life is in your hands.  You know my needs, and I know you are my provider.

Marie is doing wonderfully.  I love and adore her more deeply with each passing day.  I see her college graduation picture on the piano in front of me now.

January 29, 1999 – Friday – 8:12 a.m.

I talked to Dan and Curtis over the phone.  I must make it back to Lees-McRae on May 9th to attend their graduation.  They both seem to be doing well.  Needless to say, I miss them.

Things are good here.  I have many assignments and papers ahead of me, so I’m headed to the library today.

February is almost here.  That only means a little over three months remain the in the semester.

Not long at all.

Then, I’ll only have a year left.

Time is moving faster than it ever has before.

Hmm.

I’ve just been sitting here for a while.  It’s funny how, during some moments, the world makes sense, and, in others, it doesn’t.

Money hardly exists anymore.  It used to be numbers on paper, but now it is only numbers on a screen, numbers on computers, numbers in cyberspace that seem to have no value whatsoever.  We drive around in our cars like robots, and all we are buying with these useless numbers are lies.

When I was in Africa playing underneath the Milky Way, I was away from all the lies.

When I would sit in the treehouse on Hemlock Hill during a midnight snowfall, I was away from it all.

I hope the Lord comes back this year.  I don’t want to live in a world after the year 2000.  I fear things are going to get ugly, and that humans might only become more robotic.

It pains me to know that I’m a part of it all.