Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. II Tim. 2:15 (NIV)
Just wanted to touch base with everyone, since....yes, I'm still "out here." LOL The Lord helped me to survive my first "anatomy" lecture test and lab "practical." Not only did I "survive," I passed--with A's! Hold on while I pinch myself. OUCH! That hurt! Ha! I don't need to pinch myself to "believe it," because I feel the exhaustion from all the studying just about every moment of the day. . . that's "all the reminder" I need. HA
Anyway....of course, I do a lot of thinking on my way "to and fro" school. Wondering about this "phase" of life that I'm in..
Almost 40 well, um, "much older than your average college student" and in school again? Really? Well, it's more about "what's the deeper purpose in all of this, Lord?" (because I know that there's SOMETHING ELSE He's wanting to teach me~~in addition to "Anatomy and the other classes," of course.)
Guess what happens "in between school" ??? Give up? Life! That happens. Duties of "being me." Duty Calls. Not sure about you, but sometimes I feel like taking this old flesh of mine and throwing it away.
Allow me to explain: (HA that sounds so fancy!) LOL
In Anatomy we not only have Lecture, but we also have a nearly three hour Lab class each week. The tests in Lab are called "Practicals." That's basically where we "see who really knows (*and can apply) what they've learned from the text book." Some of us students prefer the lecture, whereas others like the "hands-on" approach of Lab. Isn't it ironic that the Lab tests are actually called PRACTICALS??
That's what LIFE IS for us, y'all. We go to church, we listen to messages, take notes, do devotions, write journals, study the Word, dig deeper, and then guess what happens...we put the Bible down, close the devotions, strap on our "boots" and head out the door---into the big test of life~~ THE Practical! It's early morning, and "unbeknownst" to me, I'm at the "first station in the Practical of Life," where I find--the car in the garage...I've got my keys in hand...and yet, where are the two children I am "to transfer from home to school? Why are they not yet in the car?? Were they not just behind me?? Where art they!?? Hmmm. What to do--What to do?! Well, do I "APPLY my knowledge" from my earlier "moms-need-more-patience, and-here's-how-to-get-it" devotional??? ~~OR~~ do I flunk this first "station" in the Practical of Life and just completely blow my cool....Honking the horn, flashing the lights, etc? "Okay, gather your cool, here come the two children...Lord, forgive me....okay...Let's shake this off and go to school."
|(...."Ah...there they are, again!")|
Y'all get the idea don't you!? Life is just one big "Lab Practical" after another. How well are we doing? We may have the BOOK knowledge....but how well are we applying what we've learned "in the real world." ? ? ? (okay..where's my steel toes from last time? HA)
Okay..that's it from me until next time. In an email, I teased a fellow blogging sister, Karen at Hallelujah Anyhow--who's taking a short BB (Bloggin' Break)...I mentioned how I'd missed her...anyway, when I signed off, I said, "H.U.N.T. Hugs Until Next Time. . .no, we're not sending out a search party to hunt for you!" LOL So...y'all don't have to send out a search party for me. . I'm here. . . .But here you go: Happy HUNTing--Hugs Until Next Time. :) Oh, and BTW, Kay (at Nana's Nuggets) I nearly "cracked up" LOL'ing when I got your latest comment! Thanks for checking in! (And whew, you didn't have to send out a "search party" for me...not yet anyhow!) :) HUGS!