First off, I can’t believe it’s been 10 days since I last made a post, yet I continue to say that today’s interview had me more worked up than I thought. This morning I met with my synod’s candidacy committee to be interviewed for approval to enter seminary. In August 2010 I went before the committee and received an answer which I wasn’t expecting, yes but not yet. Today’s interview still provided some thought provoking questions, and a question which got me a bit stumped, but unanimously the committee agreed to approve me. My exterior showed little emotion, but once it really sunk in, I couldn’t stop smiling. The entire drive to work I had a smile plastered on my face. When I got back to work I got to tell everyone the good news, smiles, laughs and all!

Now I can without hesitation state that I am going to seminary in the fall. I can without hesitation apply and apply for scholarships! I can without hesitation plan out my summer.

I am very excited with this new chapter in my life for I will be immersed in critical reading, thinking & writing. I will be forced outside my comfort zone. And through all of this, I know God is with me.