Thank you for all the kind words and congratulations! You guys make me grin like crazy. In fact, I'm sitting here in my pjs in the dark with the biggest smile plastered across my face after going through my email just now.
So many of you headed right to Amazon to buy one. Thank you! When you buy from The Simple Wife bookshop (that button over there -->) I do earn a portion of the proceeds back. Not much, but every little bit helps run a household, doesn't it?
I so want to take the time to write a thank you to each one of you--several of whom I've not really "met" yet. But Toben's out of town and I'm back on carpool duty and since I'm going straight to my school after dropping the girls at their school, well, I need to shower and get dressed. Not sure I want to go to my first OT Prophets class in my turquoise jammies with giant strawberries all over them, though they are cute jammies!
By they way, our grades on the final posted for my January class. I got 100 percent! Again! Please know that I'm not bragging, but just so thrilled that my first class went so well. I was the only Old Testament major in the class, so it just feels like confirmation to know that I mastered the subject matter for the first class in my major. I love learning and being a student and get up every day thanking God for this opportunity, asking him to help me learn and retain and apply what I'm learning.
In a nutshell, I'm a nerd. I got ridiculously excited about taking my Trapper Keeper to class with me on Monday, and am thrilled at the thought of going to the office supply store to buy more notebook paper! What can I say? Pens and post-its and paper clips and clipboards make me glad. :)
I want to tell you about my other class this semester--Effective Biblical Interpretation, which is also called hermeneutics. Herman who? I think that lame joke is why they probably changed the name of the class.
Anyway, I have a homework assignment due for it on Monday and know that I want to tell you more about it when I have some extra time. The professor said something like, "This class will be the foundation for all your classes at seminary and will have the greatest impact on your life as a Christian."
I sort of wanted to write it down and felt a little bit like Anne Shirley listening to Miss Stacey on her first day at the Avonlea school. (If that totally doesn't make sense to you, you really need to put all of the Anne of Green Gables books at the tippy top of your reading list! I'll go put them in the bookshop.)
Okay, well, that got way longer than I'd anticipated. Thanks for sticking with it this far! Praying for you, that God's power and joy will be manifest in your life today. That as you go about whatever's on your list this Wednesday that there will be something in you that draws others in and makes them want what you have. He has crowned you with everlasting joy; the book of Isaiah says so. (Not just a tiara, but a CROWN!) Wear it today and let it shine and sparkle!