Monday, May 16, 2005

Finals are Over!!

I posted the picture below to show what Dan looked like during finals week. Thank goodness it is finally over!! Those of you who know Dan, know he is not one to get stressed out very easily. This was one of the few weeks of our marriage that I have actually seen him worry. He had little time to study... but always managed to make the most of his time. It has been funny (and frustrating) to see how he handles his school work. For example, the hardest test of his seminary career last week had 12 chapters he had to be able to translate and exegete. He only had one night to have it all memorized... so he spent a good chunk of his time elimanting passages he didn't think would be on the test. Amazingly... he was right!! The text he studied the most, was the one on the test. I couldn't help laughing out loud when he told me... that is so Dan!

Later this week we will be off to California. It's always amazing to be back on the West Coast. As much as we like Missouri... there is just nothing like home. Congrats to both of my sisters... Erica and Cari... who will be graduating from Chico State this weekend!

Dan and our good friend Toby during finals week. Posted by Hello

Thursday, May 12, 2005

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can

2 hrs and 18 minutes until I take my last final, which is arguably the harest final here at Covenant (Acts and Pauline epistles), and then it is all over. I dont think Ive wanted a semester to be over as bad as this one. The past few weeks have been a bit crazy, the Jetta catches on fire, my truck has its brakes go out, I'm not able to work for a week, the buisness slows down I take on hours at the seminary and then the buisness starts going crazy with calls and jobs and it rains and jobs start getting back logged and then boom all of a sudden its final week. I feel like I've been exposed in all my weakness, thinking I am the one juggling, organizing and handling the logistics of life. Alyssa has been wonderful dealing with me and all my stress, worry, cramming, complianing, and smoking. Yet over all what studying Acts and Pauline Epistles has revealed to me, in ever clear and brighter light, is the reality of the headship of Christ over every aspect of life. I'll expand more when I dont have to be studying for my final. Consider this part 1