This week marks the beginning of my third year of seminary. Which makes me wonder where time has gone, and at the same time, to think of the great memories made over the past two years. This semester also marks my halfway point (gulp) based on credits earned and still needed. Looks like two more years in the books. Its been a crazy ride so far. Melanie and I NEVER thought we would live in Kentucky. Once in Kentucky, we did not plan to move to Florida mid-degree. But here we are. I've had the unique experience of going to seminary in a small town of 95% students and seminary affiliated people. Then, I got to switch to the mega-city of Orlando. The two campuses under the Asbury umbrella have each shared their uniqueness with me. Melanie and I love the excitement of the big city, but occasionally miss the quiet, small town feel. We have no idea what this means for where in FL we will live, and really, we are not too worried right now. God has always brought us to amazing places and opportunities.
This semester I am taking 3 classes. Which not only makes me a full time student again, but also makes me crazy. Full time class, Full time work, Full time husband. I have my work cut out for me. I will be learning Hebrew this semester, which I think will be interesting. If my blogs start reading right to left in a few months, I apologize. I will also be taking Church History 1, which goes from the time of Jesus up to about 1500. I took Church History 2 a few summers back, it was rather dry. Based on the readings thus far, I will really enjoy digging into some of the key formation times of the church. Finally, I am taking Philosophy of Religion. I honestly have no idea what this class is about. Looks like some good classes and professors. One thing I have learned in my seminary career, professors can make or break the class. Fortunately, more classes have been made than broke.
As for Melanie and I, we just finished our 6 month anniversary at the Ronald McDonald House. What an experience! Some amazingly strong families have passed our way. Melanie gets the chance to meet most people, as I am usually in the apartment doing homework. If you have never been to a Ronald McDonald House to volunteer, I would suggest you do. Grab a group of friends, co-workers, church group, etc. and volunteer to provide a meal. You will not regret the opportunity. Here is a link to the house finder on their main site.