Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Change In Circumstances

I have changed to degree level. The paperwork is being processed and I have joined the next class up for Theology. I am no longer doing New Testament Exegesis - Gospel of John but am enrolled to do Church History (1500s - present day) as a distance subject. I would have preferred to do history up till 1500s first but it's a blessing to do any study. I think it's offered next semester so if I survive this one I may attempt it.

Another Greek exam is looming - Friday 11th of March. It's also the day I give my first devotion at dinner. We have one every night before we eat as part of our outreach. A lot of students who live here aren't Christians but they live here because it's heaps cheaper than living at the secular uni next door.

I'm not getting a whole lot of sleep these days. If I'm blessed I get about 6 hours. I've been finding it hard to settle at night because everything is so exciting and my brain is processing so much. I try to get up at around the same time every morning and I've got a routine happening but I'm starting to feel worn out.

On Saturday night I had a jam session with 3 of the other students. We all had a go on the piano at some stage and the sharing of instruments was prevalent. The I had great fun teaching Henry to play my violin, which is a 3/4 size so it was a bit small, but the highlight was Caleb singing Pie Jesu with me. I must also give the credit to Tim as he first suggested we should get together.

I'm still looking for a Bible study to join and I plan to visit a church this weekend. I don't want to make any rash decisions because there are many things to consider: Theology basis, time, place, study load, people, style/type of study and so on. Normally there aren't enough decent churches/groups to choose from but in this case it seems there are too many! Praise be to God for His blessings and provisions.


  1. Congratulations you have been selected by the Gospel-driven Disciples to be the recipient of the Friends for the Journey Award! Please stop by my March 6, 2001 post to pick up your award and see the rules!

  2. So glad you're having such a great time Patience!
    I'm totally jealous of your church history class! Hope you'll do some posts on what you're learning!