We spent 12 1/2 hours Sunday driving from home to Greenville, SC — our home for four weeks while I finish this degree. We are in a small one bedroom apartment–we happy band of 5. Lincoln is learning to crawl here. Karsten and Haddon are hard at play. Chrissy gets to rest…which she has well earned.
I get to sling my burden on my shoulder and bear it these final four weeks. As opposed to a correspondence course (which I extend to the maximum 15 months) I like the idea of getting each of these courses done in 2 weeks each. It's intense and beneficial…usually. This promises to be a good one. Happily, there are only three of us enrolled, and it has already made for much more interaction than is normally available. Sadly, one of the three had to leave his wife and three small boys (same ages as mine) at home in Guam. I understand his sadness as I have had to do that before.
I don't get to enjoy the hot and humid and sunny and beautiful daylight hours. I spend them under fluorescent lights in air conditioning working off Adam's curse. I am tilling my brain and soul, and it is hard ground. It's Day 1 and I've already feeling the pressure.
This morning as I was praying for good success, I remembered to pray for it like Jim Elliot taught me (in his book)…
"Lord, make my way prosperous–not that I may achieve high station, but that my life may be an exhibit to the value of knowing God."