hi! Bible confrences eh? i'm glad to know your a christain. well first off go to http://www.ibuypower.com/mall/notebook.asp (or just ibuypower.com and then click their laptop link) i have one of these and they are very good (plus you don't need to pay 2500+) i would suggest going with something with a pentium M, centrino 1.6 and up) Don't be fooled by their lower numbers, they actualy compair to a pentium 4 of 1.8 times the speed of pentium m. the pentium m's are thin and don't heat up, they get 5 hours of batery life and they come with an ati mobility radeon 9700 with 128 mb (this is VERY nice for a laptop) you can outfit them with a dvd +- burner as well. and 1024 of ram (plenty fast for your needs) what +- on the burner means, is that it'll take both types of dvd media. there is NO diffrence between the types but a few cents diffrence. back when dvds were first being made for home burning, 2 companies made them slightly diffrently, so they could only be burnt on their burners. it didn't matter about player. after this, you had 2 types of burners and 2 types of dvds. they were the same but not interchangable. this +- burner means that you can burn BOTH kinds of dvd media. this isn't so much of an advantage to anyone but you. all it means is that you don't need to worry about which dvds you buy. the site i mentioned earlier ibuypower.com, has all kinds of laptops, and i think all of them would be fine for your needs. Even their baseline modle would do well (about 1600) the one i would go with is the Battalion-101~ E turbo  though if you wanted to go with even more powerfull (but less moble and less batery life) go with Battalion-101~SC. you can email me with questions if i wasn't clear enough at email@example.com
(2 Timothy 4:2 NIV) Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and
encourage--with great patience and careful instruction.
(1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV) No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.