So and So
- By Indu Shanmugam
- Published 01/31/2008
Indu Shanmugam is a 20-something, college student from Oregon, USA. She is majoring in English literature and language. She also studied Theology for a short period. She wants to be a teacher. As a literature enthusiast, she enjoys literature of all types and from writers of various backgrounds from the classics, French realists, Christian writings like C.S Lewis and South Asian literature. As for her own writings, "I am still trying to find and develop my own voice." She sees the art of the written word as a way to speak about Christ and explore truth. Before she met Jesus Christ, she has been searching for the meaning of life through experimentation of other religions, philosophies and ideas. At the age of 17, she accepted Christ after a powerful encounter with God through a miracle. God's presence and deep truths in the Bible fuel her creativity. She is involved in church activities and has a love for the church and would like to see every believer grow, become closer to God and live fruitfully. She loves traveling, sipping bubble teas, theatre, music, films and hanging out with friends and has a weakness for cheesecake.
Now, I am wondering what is the whole point of blogging. It feels like I am standing on the corner of a dock, facing the ocean and talking out to the ocean. Nobody is going to hear me and I doubt if anyone cares.
College has been keeping me on my toes. I am a junior and this term I'm taking most of the hard classes so that my senior year will be easier. I'm tired of endless homework, tests, papers and unrealistic expectations from some professors. My advisor just said, "It's only your junior year and you're already having senorithis?"
I want to do a study abroad program. I wanted to go to France because I always wanted to visit that country. There's a class on art and wine. Sounds nice but it's expensive. My budget only allows me to study either in Argentina or Mexico. I have never been to South America. I am saving up.
Ravi uncle and Sheba aunty just had their baby, Ethan. Their baby boy is such a cutie and I got to play with him. After seeing all these married couples and families I'm thinking about my own wedding and family. Something just seems right, natural and purposeful about marriage, sex and having a baby. Sometimes, I imagine myself waking up in the morning in the arms of a loving, supportive and handsome husband. Well...in the right time. For now, I'll just keep doing what I do.
Changing church membership - I have left City Bible Church for specific reasons. I have thought about it for the last 2 years but I wanted to make sure that I was leaving for the right reasons. I decided to be patient and stay and make it work because no churches are perfect. There were some things that were pressing in and getting in conscience. I felt that I was held back and restrained rather than being released as a Christian.
I am checking out other churches. I just visited "Imago Dei Community" in SE Portland. I have gone to 2 of their services and got invited to a home community. I'd check it out. It's frustrating but I pray God will show me a place to fellowship.