Life As I Knew it and What it has Become

Life as I knew it over the past year was filled with work.  I woke up at 8:00, showed up to work at 9:00, took an hour lunch, and drove home at 6:00, got home for dinner around 6:45-7:00.  A typical day for most of my readers.

When I decided to go back to school for the ThM, I knew I wouldn’t be able to keep a 40 hour job.  The hours were not flexible enough to get my work and school work done as well as have time for the wife.

In the past couple weeks, my days have been filled with 7AM-5:00PM study.  Well, that is what I thought it would be full of.  Instead of having whole days dedicated to study, I have already become inundated with activities.  I taught at Cary Alliance Church’s Youth Beach Retreat last week.  As a result, two of the college leaders became interested in learning Greek.  I have taken each of them on in order to tutor them individually.  I was offered a job as a researcher last week and am awaiting placement.  I am meeting biweekly for coffee and theology.  I spend time training my two dogs (both of them are currently under my desk and in their beds at my feet).  Commitments continue to pile up.  I have no complaints.  I’m looking forward to a great summer, summer school class, and anticipating an amazing Fall Semester with Dr. Köstenberger’s PhD seminar on Hermeneutics and Dr. Robinson’s class on Textual Criticism.

As a final note, I am happy to be teaching Greek again.  I’m not sure how long my students will stick it out with me, but nothing thrills me more than to teach biblical Greek grammar, syntax, and exegesis.  I only pray that I can be as faithful and diligent a teacher as they are as students.

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