Sunday, August 11, 2013

update from Pikermi! [first week]


I'm in Greece. This is real.

I have an excuse for not updating until now! This hilarious thing happened where my laptop wouldn't charge... super convenient when we are currently cramming 1 week of Philosophy into every four hour class and I need to take notes. Also, the internet cuts out a lot. Also, Blogger is giving me lots and lots of trouble. So I'm really hoping that this post I started a week ago is actually going up today, since I have 2-3 more in the works as well.

I am so happy to be typing away about all the things I have to write home about. See what I did there?

Here's a peek into our first week here!

Ellen, Emily, and I at check-in

Airport selfies

this girl got a window seat... cheesin' 

sittin' on the wing at sunrise

my feet and political statements on marble streets

taking pictures of the locals like a bunch of tourists. 

standing on Mars Hill!

"So Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said:“Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious. For as I passed along and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, ‘To the unknown god. ’ What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us, for
 “‘In him we live and move and have our being’;
as even some of your own poets have said,
“‘For we are indeed his offspring. ’
 Being then God's offspring, we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man. The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”
 Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked. But others said, “We will hear you again about this.” So Paul went out from their midst. But some men joined him and believed, among whom also were Dionysius the Areopagite and a woman named Damaris and others with them" Acts 17:22-34

walking through downtown Athens, we use the Parthenon as a point of reference so we don't get lost.

love from Pikermi,


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