Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday Nights In

It's almost 9:00 on a Friday night. I have just slowly (reluctantly) made my way back upstairs after the ending of our Mladez meeting (older youth group, comparable to a "college group" in the US), and have greeted a dark, empty apartment. This sets me to wondering what I would be doing if I was at home.

If I was living in the US, how would I be spending my Friday nights? Certainly not bemoaning my lack of activities on my blog! A year ago, during my final semester as a university student, I spent nearly every Friday night playing Husker Fight Songs and other pep tunes at Misty's restaurant in Havelock. Okay. I'm sure there were any number of Friday nights when I was at the U when I stayed in and did homework. There was one semester when I went to Navigators' meetings on Friday nights. I never did the bar scene; if you are surprised by that, then you don't know me at all. I know I spent a lot of time with friends, just hanging out in the dorms on Fridays. There was also a period of time when I would have spent the majority of my Friday evenings with a boyfriend (that may be a surprise, too). Of course in high school there were the football and basketball games to keep everyone occupied on Fridays.

And now?










I guess I could go to bed...

Other than the mladez meeting, Friday night is the same as any other for me. Catching up on my ever growing list of blogs which I am "following, " listening to back-broadcasts of Issues Etc. podcasts, and reading my Google News feed to find out what's going on in the world, in the States, and in the election campaigns. I could do some lesson planning for next week (that's the same thing as doing homework on Friday night. Blech!).

Maybe I'll go read my Bible and pray. After all, at our mladez meeting we talked about spiritual growth and how busy-ness often prevents us from dedicating time to God as we ought. I'm not busy now... maybe I should spend my Friday nights in with the Best Friend I will ever have.

4 comments:

Andrew Lacy said...

I'm not sure why, but that "I'm bored" picture gave me a good chuckle. Maybe I'm just tired.

Kurt Onken said...

Listening to Issues, Etc. is enough to spice up a Friday night. I'm downloading a boat load of broadcasts as I type. I'm a couple of weeks behind.

Have you tried listening to Fighting for the Faith, too? I get a kick out of the host, Chris Rosebrough. He's a straight shooter and very passionate about the Gospel.

AshleyEffken said...

I'm glad the "I'm bored" picture made you laugh, Andrew, that's why I put it up. It made me laugh too.

Pastor Onken, I would gladly listen to Issues, Etc. on a Friday night, except that that's what I do during the daylight hours on weekdays! I actually have to wait until Monday to listen again, as I've finally just now gotten caught up. I will check out Fighting for the Faith. I subscribe to more podcasts...

Justin Kumfer said...

I laughed so hard once i figured out the I'm bored picture. Just thought you'd appreciate that. :P Much love and prayer to you!