Sunday, February 22, 2015

Boy, almost a whole month since I got the flu.  I still have a residual cough.

Bible study went really well Friday evening.  It lifted my spirit so much.  If it goes well it means the Spirit led.  If it goes poorly, I wasn't led by anything but the flesh.  To receive affirmation from members of our group gives me the greatest joy of all.  It encourages me tremendously.

I have begun to think that I'd like to get the Master of Theological Studies (MTS) offered online by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS).  It's a dream that fills up my mind a lot.  Perhaps the Holy Spirit has it as a plan for me.  I have to pray about it longer and see if God imparts anything more to me about it.  The MTS at SBTS is the shortest of any online degree - 36 units.  And it's for lay ministry.  I read it's good grounding for teaching which is right up my alley.  It's not the degree for ordained ministry and that's fine for me too.  SBTS  has excellent accreditation, including state accreditation, and that's a high priority for me.  I did consider a certificate of some sort, but if you're going to dedicate the time and effort to education, as I see it, you may as well attend a little longer and get a degree rather than a certificate.  What does God have planned for me?

Well, I'll keep teaching and leading our new little study/prayer group for now.  As long as women come, I will do it.  And I need to put money from Zumba into savings.

The city passed a motion to "repurpose" the senior center as a Visitor's Center for the Spaceport.  Is that spaceport a big boondoggle?  I wonder.  They closed the skating rink because the building became unstable and I had to move from there. Now there's no more senior center for me and I have to teach a the giant civic center (giant for a small town) so I'm out of luck again.  I'm afraid they're not going to cool it in summer and we'll be roasting come July.  Phooey.  And I'm pretty sure they've broken some laws or statutes about not having a public forum before closing down a building that belongs to the community.  It's a backwards town here.

I didn't bake a cake today.  I should do one tomorrow.  Husband bought me the cake mixer of my dreams.  It's super duper. 

Work is good.  My boss gave me an outstanding evaluation Friday.  He's such a good manager for me.  He's easy to work for.  He's not moody.  He's not mean.  He's generous - like when we had a cutback he took the brunt of the cutback in hours for our department.  I'm blessed to work with him eight hours a day.  Or, six and a half hours on Tues/Thurs.  Ha!  He's talkative and easy to talk to.  And for being a big, burly hulk of a man, he's sensitive too.  Really, he is.  He has a low, grumbly voice that I like.

Next month I'm going to see the dermatologist.

That's about it, I suppose.  The newest verse I memorized is "I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord, the one who was and is and is to be."  It's in a song and I accidentally learned it.  It's from the Book of Revelation.   It's not "Revelations."  It's singular.  The Book of Revelation.

I miss our eldest son and his family.

Chapter six of the Gospel of John is the best chapter in the book.  I've said that about every single chapter though.  Man, a carpenter from Galilee who lived more than 2000 years ago is in my mind every day.  Crazy.  God reached down to earth to save us.  All we have to do is accept, say yes, say we need Him.  It's contrary to all human thinking.  We think we need to do, do, do something.  But there's no doing, only believing.  We are justified, sanctified and one day we shall be glorified!