Valerie is a 42-year-old, single, Reformed Christian lady who lives in Baltimore. She doesn't remember a time
before she knew and loved Jesus, but she does remember accepting John Calvin into her heart in March of 2000.
Valerie is a member of Christ Reformed Evangelical Church in Annapolis.
Though her career aspiration is to be a housewife, Valerie has not yet found anyone suitable who wishes to hire
her for employment in that field (or, more properly, anyone suitable has not found her), so in the meantime she
earns her daily bread working in communications -- editing, writing, print design and website management.
Cool hat, balloons and cake. I'd love to hang with you for a while and absorb a fraction of your graphics knowledge.
I just had a mini-epiphany because of this post. I've been meaning to read through the Institutes. Good intentions and all. I even wrote it down.
It's doable in two years though. Yep, that is my goal. To read through the Institutes by July 10, 2009 for his 500th birthday. I'll divide it into small goals.
On July 10, 2007 1:44 PMValerie (Kyriosity)wrote... Fractured graphics knowledge? Yeah, that about sums up what I used for that image. ;-) I'm glad I can impress somebody, though, as I've been thinking lately that I probably don't have what it takes to get a real graphics job.
I think I already have a fraction of your knowledge...a very small fraction. And certainly only a fraction of your ambition, as the notion reading the Institutes has never entered my thoughts for more than a brief moment, followed by peals of laughter!
One of my former pastors was converted straight to Calvinism, and early in his Christian life he used to drive his wife crazy by staying up 'til all hours reading the Institutes. He was an engineer at the time, so he grooved on the precision of Calvin's thinking. I'll stick to relying on others to distill it for my lazy left brain!
My husband and I were in Grand Rapids (MI...God's country) a couple of weeks ago, and went to Baker Book House. They have this huge used books section that we just spent hours at. All the titles and authors for the past 10 years that I have thought of reading just sprouted wings and flew away.
I did come out with some Spurgeon and Augustine's Confessions (shich I have been meaning for a long time to read, but am afraid that it will be too sticky for me). I looked for something by Calvin, and thought I found a REALLY old volume, but it turned out to be written by some other guy named Calvin. I also found an old edition of Bonhoeffer's Life Together.
I really wish I knew what to look for when I am in a place like that. We dicided to keep a running list for next year's trip (family in Michigan).