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November 28, 2008

Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts

Yesterday the lodge was filled with family, dear friends, a long Thanksgiving buffet, and two whole tables of pies and end-of-the-meal sweets. It was a grand afternoon of sharing in the joys of what God has done, and given to us this semester.

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November 25, 2008

Christmas and Slumber Parties

Christmas and Slumber Parties

With only four days remaining here at summit semester, you can feel the mood starting to change. The students are excited to get back home, to bring everything they have learned and discovered back home to their daily lives. But there is also a sense of sadness. It will be painful to leave everything that we have come to know…

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November 21, 2008

Big Lessons in Small Settings

Big Lessons in Small Settings

To keep up with tradition I will give the count down for the rest of the semester. There is exactly one week left. Over the past eleven weeks, we have done a lot (as previous blogs show). Considering everything, what will probably impact me the most is what I have learned in small groups.

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November 19, 2008

Making Plans

Making Plans

I remember reading the blogs of last year's Summit Semester students when I was looking into applying for the program. The most memorable one (it may, in all actuality, be the only one I read. I don't really recall), said something along the lines of, "A piece of advice: never mention in conversation at mealtimes how few days we have…

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November 17, 2008

All Too Fast

All Too Fast

A lot has happened this past week. Along with learning from the culture in Santa Fe, New Mexico, we have been learning from each other in different areas. From sledding on cookie sheets after the first major snowfall, to vigorous talks at the dinner table, we have been seeking out truth in all we do, and the fun had while…

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November 16, 2008

Weekend of the Arts

Weekend of the Arts

Wow, I hardly know where to start. We just had the busiest and craziest weekend yet (that's saying something for a weekend at Summit Semester). Trying to cram a play, a concert, countless art galleries, a visit to a bronze foundry, and touring random small towns into one weekend can take some doing. Somehow we pulled it off, though. We…

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November 11, 2008

Get to know our staff/students!

You have been getting to know our students through their blog entries and photos on Flickr. Do you want to know more? Visit the Summit Semester Bio page to learn more about the staff and students of the 2008 Summit Semester.

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November 10, 2008

You Never Know

You Never Know

Today is another snowy afternoon here in this remote niche of the Colorado mountains. Imagine one of those thick, wet snows that sticks to every last twig and needle in the forest and makes the wood look like lace. That's what I'm seeing out my window. It's enough to fill this Ohioan with a child-like excitement for the winter months…

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November 07, 2008

Blogging 101

Blogging 101

Well, we only got three weeks left here at Summit Semester (you've probably heard that exact same line since the first blog...but a different number). It truly is hard to believe that we were all strangers to each other two months ago. We've all come to know each other so well. Time does fly when you are having fun and…

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November 05, 2008

Barrages of Snow

Barrages of Snow

Last night we had an open forum with Dr. Bauman. Prior to this we were required to read a short article he wrote on how to take charge when questioning the college admission offices. During the forum the floor was open for all of us to ask questions, preferably about college, which the almighty, wise Bauman answered with a swift…

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November 03, 2008

Banana Cream Pie

Banana Cream Pie

I can hardly believe we only have one more month remaining of Summit Semester! I can remember way back when we still had eighty-four days to go! And now I don't even want to think about the short number of days we have left here. I never thought that I would feel so at home with twenty-seven strangers in the…

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