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Be Careful What You Ask For

This semester has been a bit of an odd time for me.  Quirky, keeping me a little off-balance, definitely exciting and quite interesting.

Even though it's technically Spring Break, there's plenty of school work to do:  Write two papers for NT-Early Christianity, read two chapters, and study for a vocabulary quiz on the 1st five chapters; in Religions in America, I must make a field trip to a place of faith different from my own, and summarize it in a 500-word trip report afterward, and read more two chapters (or is that four chapters because we're moving into our 3rd book).  Uggh.

On top of all that, tonight began the 6-week, three hours+ each Wednesday night downtown in the big city, GRE prep course.  POOF!  There it went!  Spring Break is now totally GONE! 

There's nine of us in this group readying for the GREs.  Sounds like I'll be the first from our group, due to the VTS time-line for application.  

ALERT:  My Admissions Interview at the Big Old Seminary is Thursday, March 19th at 2:00 p.m.  Prayers are very much needed, please. 

Seth the GRE instructor is great - he's a former Jeopardy contestant and multiple champion.  We started with the pre-Algebra and Algebra review.  Some of it felt familiar, but not a lot.  However, many seminarians have told me not to sweat the math stuff, emphasizing they (whoever 'they' are) are more interested in your ability to read, write and maybe string a few words together into a coherent sentence or two.  Hmmm.  So there's plenty of homework from GRE class too:  Reviewing everything, taking a few on-line tests, and boning up on the first five pages of the vocabulary list.  

Well, I think I brought all this upon myself.  I had been concerned about not being disciplined enough with the time I had to do what I needed to do.  Now I have more than enough to do and wonder if there's enough time to get it all done.  Perhaps if I invoke the name of Bill Cosby and mention something about a flood and 'treading water', you might catch my drift.

(Voopa - Voopa - Voopa - Ding!)  RIGHT!

Okay, Lord, you and me.  You and me, Lord!  Right?  Yea, I knew it all the time.