August 18, 2009

Plans in the Making.

Just checking in. Enjoying the kids last week at home before school starts up. Had our book club meeting tonight, finished discussing Searching For God Knows What by Donald Miller. Counting down the days until ACU's Summit (a.k.a. Lectureship) I always love the classes and can't wait to hear Donald Miller and Kathleen Norris whose books we have chosen for our book clubs this year. Good times.

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Making some life choices this week, or at least starting to plow some new ground. For the last 7 or so years I have wanted to go back to school and finish my degree. Between Jack's cancer and just having younger children in general along with my business it just hasn't seemed like it was the right time. It seems that I am being prompted by the Holy Spirit to start this endeavor in the next year. I went today and talked with Lynda at the Bachelor of Applied Studies program at ACU and she gave me some great info on re-entering college. I will start filling out paperwork and getting official transcripts in hopes that the Spring might be when I become an official student again. I am scared to death, this all seems overwhelming to me, but I know that I can do it with God's help throughout the process. I am assured that this desire to go back to school is not leaving after dealing with it for what seems like almost a decade now. I might as well jump in and get started. I will have some hours that will transfer over which will be a blessing, and I am thrilled to tentatively have in mind the major of Biblical Text. God's word thrills me to no end, and I have an insatiable appetite to learn more, this track will be a wonderful experience and I pray that God will use me no matter where I am. Biblical Text attracts many future pulpit preachers, but for me it offers a thorough knowledge in God's word and the Greek Language. My hopes and dreams are that I will continue my education to be able to reach a level that I can be an instructor, and that it will give me a wonderful foundation on which to share the love of Christ with all of His amazing children through writing, speaking to women and in my day to day life. Those are my hopes, but I want nothing more than (or less than) the plan God has for me and I am thrilled to follow His guidance.

p.s. My photography business is something that I will continue as I love it so much and I can work my business around family and school, what a blessing.

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Sophie and I made Fried Green Tomatoes today they were deelish. My daughter is a future chef I am sure of it. She is a natural in the kitchen in every way. I have told the story here that she is in charge of our Thanksgiving turkey each year and has been since she was 4, well today as I was planning on letting her watch me make the tomatoes (hot oil freaks me out and I don't feel comfortable frying anything) she worked her way into the preparation and did it all with the greatest of ease.

2 comments:

Leah said...

What a wonderful plan! I love it when God directs us to something new. It's scary and exhilarating at the same time.

delonymom said...

Call me for encouragement. I started at age 40 with three kids, 16, 12, and 6. I was also terrified, but it was one of the best decisions I have made. I also followed the Lord's nudging, often completely at a lost to His plan, which, it turns out, was better than I could have ever imagined. Sorry I don't see you as often, but your family is in my prayers.
mikee