Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Grading on a curve

All my life, grades were important to me. It was a way to stand out … and at times above others. Some subjects just came naturally to me, but others I really had to work hard to get good grades.
Now that I’m in seminary, the grading scale is even tougher. Most of my professors require a 95 to get an “A.”
Especially for those who have supported me financially for school costs, I thought I would post my grades from the 2006-2007 year.

Fall 2006
Baptist History — A
Biblical Hebrew I — B
Introduction to Biblical Counseling — C
GPA — 3.0

Spring 2007
Counseling Individuals with Addiction Problems — A
Biblical Hebrew II — B
Christian Ethics — B
GPA — 3.33

Cumulative GPA — 3.17

Thank you so much for those who have supported me through your financial gifts and your much-needed prayers. Working full time and going to school full time takes a lot of effort. God continues to supply me with whatever is needed — sometimes through people like you.

Friday, August 24, 2007

It’s a perfect day … nothing standing in my way

For some reason the song that’s featured in “Legally Blonde” has gotten stuck in my brain this afternoon. My day, while far better than any I’ve had this week, is by no means perfect.
I’m very thankful, however, that I now have this song stuck in my head instead of the other one that has been repeating since Tuesday night: Mama’s little baby, loves shortenin’, shortenin; Mama’s little baby loves shortenin’ bread.
Many of you are already wondering how that one got in there. I blame my new Greek professor, who thought that it was the perfect tune to add the Greek alphabet. He had us singing “Alpha, beta, gamma, delta, epsilon …” Since then, it’s been stuck in my head. I’m still working on learning the alphabet so sometimes I just mumble through the song. I can hear it during our quiz next Tuesday now … all the students will be humming the song under their breath to try to figure out which letter they are missing.
What fun? And welcome back to learnin’, seminary style.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Is the doctor in?

Recently, I went to see a new doctor. I had some problems with my last one, and I wasn't feeling well.
Some of you know that I spent much of my teen years sick -- traveling to various specialists, subjected to numerous tests. I still get a little anxious any time I visit a new doctor.
God says that He knows the plans He has for me .. not to harm me but to prosper me. Sometimes it is hard to trust in Him. Even after all He has done for me. He works a miracle in my immune system daily. Because of my white blood count, I should be sick all the time, yet most of the time my ills are not because of colds or the flu or anything contagious. I have allergy issues, head aches, etc.
At the end of last semester and up until a couple of weeks ago, I was exhausted. I thought I was having issues with my thyroid but my recent visit proved me wrong. (Yes, I'm admitting it.)
Anyway, my doctor put me on a different allergy medicine which seems to be working a lot better than previous ones. I am still getting head aches but they are much more dull than the sharp, piercing ones I was getting with my old medicine.
God is so good.
Newsletter update
I am in the midst of writing my newsletter to send out. I'm hoping to get that updated this weekend. I'll be sending out e-mails shortly to notify people of the changes and where they can learn more.
Thank you for praying for me.