Okay…summer classes are unofficially over.

Side note…has anyone ever noticed that I like to throw around officially and unofficially?  I do that a lot don’t I?

Oh well.

I just submitted my final assignment. My psalms prayer journal, which was the only thing still pending from my summer classes, is complete and I just sent it off.

Cue huge celebratory dance here….

pause……still pausing

Okay…I just did my little happy dance of celebration, but no one was around to see it…which is probably okay.

Where was I…lost my train of thought in an attack of adult ADHD.


Sorry, I’ll focus again.

Long story short. The work is all done. What’s unofficial about this status is that grades are not submitted yet…so technically these 3 classes are not yet “in the books.” But I’m not too concerned about getting the passing grade. It’s only a matter of time before Luthernet changes the three classes from WIP (aka Work In Progress) to P (which technically stands for Pass, but we like to say its P for Pastor).

At that point, my credit total will stand at 20.5, which is a pretty good spot to be at the beginning of internship.

I’ve mentioned before that I won’t be taking any classes during internship. So I sit here in a brief quiet moment (as the kids are playing nicely with each other in their room…someone alert the media…this is an amazing occurance) and its really sinking in that I have no homework to do for the next 14 months or so.  September of 2012 will mark my return to classwork.

Instead, I’ll be working again. Doing ministry again. I’m excited about this.

I haven’t worked full time for almost a year now. If you remember, I gave up my job as a trucking broker at the end of August last year. I worked half time at my old church back in Iowa from September through the end of the year before moving to Plymouth and starting full time classwork. I haven’t worked at all since that time.

So it will be good to get back into the swing of working. It will also be nice to have the break from school work. To be able to finish work for the day, come home and enjoy time with my family without being distracted by the school work that needs to happen before I go to bed for the night.

It’s going to be different. This has been my reality for the last 3 years, but now I’m onto the next step of my seminary education.

That’s pretty exciting.

2 responses to this post.

  1. I’m excited for you. Blessings to you and your congregation.


  2. Congratulations. Have a wonderful internship. Llike you I left my job to go to school and I relished the “getting back to work” feeling I had during internship.
    God’s blessings in your ministry and learning.


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