Do not associate with a man given to anger;
Or go to a hot-tempered man,
Or you will learn his ways
And find a snare for yourself.
Do you see a man skilled in his work?
He will stand before kings;
He will not stand before obscure men.
Proverbs 22:24-24, 29
Because I think in lists, this blog will be merely an extension of my mind. Two topics:
1. The Yantra Job. I turned it down, all $46,100 of it, in possibly the most difficult decision of my life so far. I prayed about it diligently, I talked to people with views that ran the gamut (definitely do it! to definitely avoid it!), and I thought about it. I think God has spoken clearly to my heart, that He made me with my skills to pursue Christian environmental stewardship with my whole being. I have no serious environmental leads for jobs at this point, but I trust that He will guide me in that as well. I will spend the summer working full time to find employment with a nonprofit, preferably an environmentally-focused one; if after that all seems hopeless, I will take any decent offer I get.
- On the topic of Christian environmentalism, check out the Evangelical Climate Initiative. Some Christians are getting savvy.
2. The Salisbury Award. A few months ago, my department head nominated me for the Salisbury Award, which the WPI web site simply describes as given to Â?the most meritorious seniors at the university.Â? Last week or so, I received a letter in my campus mail congratulating me for winning the award. Next week I go to a luncheon for Salisbury Award winners, so I will let you know what it actually entails (besides excellent free food). I appreciate the recognition, although it is odd to not really know what this award means or entails. Well, whatever — I’m cool.
Now, off to a long day of classes and Super Cool Stuff. Don’t you wish you lived my life?