Wednesday, August 27, 2008

getting that education

I have to say that going to seminary is probably one of the best decisions I've ever made.
It's right up there with having lasik surgery and getting married. 

Every time I sit in class I am in awe of what I learn. I am even more in awe of how everything becomes connected. 
Yesterday I was sitting in chapel and the man who was giving the sermon [I forgot his name...] got me thinking and raised some questions in my head. I was kind of concerned and couldn't get the thoughts out of my head. Just a few hours later as I was listening to my biblical counseling professor give his lecture, he ended up answering the questions in my head! 
I find that this happens often. And I am really enjoying everything that God is revealing to me through my classes and professors. It is such a blessing as this point in my life to be able to really learn and understand what the Word of God is all about. Little by little I am growing and changing. And sure, it's only been a couple weeks, but this gets me excited for what's to come. 

Today Alex and I signed up to participate in a mission trip to Mexico next April. This will be my first mission trip and I am ecstatic to have this opportunity. I have always wanted to go on a mission trip, but for some reason or another it never worked out. Well, no more excuses. I am trusting in God that we will be able to raise the funds necessary to go on this trip. And I am open to the opportunities that this will bring. 

All I can say is that it's a real blessing to be here and I am certain this is where I need to be. It is even more of a blessing to have the love and support of my wonderful husband.
And even though it gets difficult being away from my friends and family, I'm still blessed.


Merari said...

mission trip? cool!
I'm excited for you and Alex.

btw... i love your new blog picture. ;-)

Lauren said...

One word: Amen!

Husband said...

Together forever my love.

Brigitte said...

awesome. I'm so glad things are going well!
You're going to have a great time in missions!

Nattie* said...

That's great!

I hope to go to seminary one day..

Nattie :)

Anonymous said...

That's great, Nattie! And I hope that you do. It really is a new perspective on Christianity. I really wish everyone could go to seminary. It's so valuable and practical within our walk with Christ.