Friday, July 03, 2009
Dog catches car; ER accepted into seminary
God help me.
Prayers, condolences, congratulations, intervention and any other doggone thing y'all think I need now all welcome!
As long as the roof stays on the chapel, you'll know everything's OK.
Congratulations. It couldn't happen to a better, more deserving, person.
I'm game. That's all I know. Ascairt. But game.
The sheer physicality of worries me more than anything: 110 miles to Tulsa and 110 miles back, in one day; having to get there, probably, by 8:30 a.m.. Keeping my job work going. Dr. ER and I can't keep this house together as it is. Last time, I lost my gardening hobby-pastime. I don't know wth I have to give up this time. Sigh.
It is kind of like tossing oneself off a cliff, with the bottom obscured, no parachute, no way of knowing whether one will fall a few feet or thousands. Yet, it seems you have experience with this, and it's worked out pretty well for you in the past. I think you and the lovely Dr. Mrs. will cope.
Cliff: Yes. I am Wile E. Coyote done run off the cliff, but before descent.
But dude, I ain't gonna whine too much. Danged if they didn't give me 80-percent tuition scholarship, courtesy of the Disciples and the UCC.
Keep in mind there is an end to this journey -- it is not for eternity. It's a matter of so many hours, so many months, then done. Yes, it's going to be a hard journey, but it does have an end point that will always be one day closer.
And whose idea was it? Not yours. That's all you need to know.
hey, I awoke with an intellectual clatter and a spark of an idea for a thesis!
I want to look at the theological heritage of the Yankee missionaries to the Choctaws, specifically Cyrus Kingsury. What was it in his studies, at Andover, I think, that could prepare him for a life of "opposing slavery" while preaching to slave-holding Choctaws? Who was his mentor in seminary? What did he learn? The provenance of Kingsbury own theology might be interesting.
Feodor, I thimk I just *got* that! The country'll be better of with me distracted? LOL
Blessings & Peace,