Where has the time gone?
I have been HORRIBLE about writing on my blog this semester. Something I told myself I would never do. I only have a few more months to write on this blog, and then my journey as a seminarian will be over.
It is a hard concept to think about. Over? Didn’t I just get here? I feel torn about it. I am ready for the next step God has prepared me. I will make mistakes, but I am ready. That is confidence I didn’t have three years ago. But, I am sad too. I have loved my experience at Seminary of the Southwest. It isn’t always peaches and roses; in fact it isn’t most of the time. But the experience, the formation, the friendships, the sheer joy of basking in God’s love has been amazing and I will miss it dearly. I am not there yet, but it isn’t far away. As you all probably know about me, I have to grieve and process these things so that’s where I am at this moment.
I am looking forward to being home with family and participating as the chaplain at the Diocese of Alabama’s Christmas Conference. All that happens very soon!
I am not looking forward to the General Ordination Exams in January. So, I am reaching out prayer warriors. You have lifted me up for two and half years and now I am asking for more. The GOE’s will be January 2nd-6th and they will be tough for me! I am preparing and praying, but I need your positive thoughts and prayers too. As we all know I am not a star in the academic field. So my anxiety is high. But, I also have faith in my professors that they have instilled in me the knowledge. I also have all the faith in the world that God will guide me through it. But once again, a few extra prayers never hurt.
I wish you Advent Blessings and a Merry Christmas. The birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ is one we should celebrate everyday!
As the journey continues….