Monday, May 08, 2006

A New Experience

Saturday morning I went to my first college party with alcohol as a main source of entertainment. I thought I had escaped this pinnacle of college existence because there is only one week left before I graduate. I went to the champagne breakfast for English majors and after only fifteen minutes, one girl was on her fourth glass of champagne and there was no sign of slowing. Near that time several of the English professors started taking shots of some strange Chinese liquor out on the porch. About half the company was also slightly groggy and maybe hung over from the celebrations the previous night for Cinco de Mayo.

And yet, I did have a good time. I was slightly entertained by my fellow graduating English majors who are strange enough on their own merit, but it was only enhanced by the little bit of alcohol. Even more interesting however, was gettin asked several dozen times what I was going to do with my absolutely worthless English degree. And surprisingly enough I and another guy who is doing missions were almost the only ones who had set plans. Not only that, but my plans opened up multiple oportunities to share my heart for God and what He had done in my life. I actually ended up sharing my whole testimony with one of my professors. Wow, that was freaky.

All in His Hands.

11 comments:

mreddie said...

God will supply the opportunities if we are willing - I'm glad you were. ec

Jen said...

I get no kick from champagne, Mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all, So tell me why should it be true, That I get a kick out of you?
--Cole Porter

Omar P. said...

I am glad you had a good time and even more that you were able to share your testimony with one of your professors (hopefully he was not drunk?)

Ps: yes, this is Omar! I am that little red dot from South America on your cool little map ;)

Blessings to you,

Godzheart said...

Thats an awesome testimony.

God Bless

thebeloved said...

mreddie--thanks!
jen--funny quote!
omar--thanks for giving me a little dot!
godzheart--every time I see your sign in name it makes me happy, thanks!

Nathan said...

Wait, wait, Saturday morning? Morning? That's a serious party, or some serious alcoholics. I'm glad you got the opportunity you did, and that you were ready for it, but I'd seriously question the health of your friends. Their eternal state is going to be a short-term consideration at that pace.

thebeloved said...

nathan--yes, I did say Saturday morning. It went from about 9:30 to 11:30. I don't know about serious alcoholics but then I don't know much about that sort of thing in general. Their eternal state is always a short-term consideration.

Aiming at Proverbs 31 said...

Wow, suddenly you have dots from all over! Keep up the hard work toward finals. Love, Mom.

Peter said...

Hi Colleen, glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to peters pictures, call in anytime.

Bonita said...

Hi Colleen, thanks for dropping a comment on 'Flitzy', and it sounds like you are on a good path. I tell my children to never take that first drink - some did, but they gave it up. Other things make them happier - God's love, for one.

thebeloved said...

It isn't that I haven't ever drunk alcohol, but being drunk, even mildly has never been a temptation or even remotely appealing.