Thursday, August 9, 2007

When We Feel Overwhelmed By Life

I'd rather be attempting to write something profound yet witty, theologically compelling, controversial or just simply blog-worthy. But I feel too overwhelmed to think straight right now.
The Fall semester starts in a couple weeks. The first installment of my tuition is due tomorrow and I've got to pay it since I procrastinated in filling out my student loan paperwork. I haven't kept up on my Hebrew like I should have this summer and I'm dreading the daily quizzes and exegetical papers I've got ahead of me. I registered for a class that meets once a month on Friday nights and all day Saturday and I'm doubting that this was a wise choice.

The yard needs mowed, the roof-leak needs to be sealed, the fence needs to be stained, I've got a station wagon that I still need to sell, we've gotta get ready for our yard sale (I could go on).

The girls start school for the first time in less than two weeks after being homeschooled thus far (its a 3-day a week, university model school so we still homeschool part of the time. And when I say "we," I mean my wife). So there are the related questions of: did we do a good job, are they prepared, etc.? They'll be just fine but these are questions we ask ourselves.

I graduate next May so I actually have to start making some real decisions about what I want to be when I grow up. My buddies have their ministry resumes together and have started the placement process now. I have not so I can add that to my list of things to do. I am dreading this. Pastoral candidating has never appealed to me and I doubt I will put myself through that. That can be for another post.

Things are changing for us at work. Indications are that the changes could be bad for us. We're supposed to find out next week.

I'll stop the complaining there.

So there's a taste of what is running through the mind of this full-time seminary student, full-time insurance salesman (kinda), husband, daddy, homeowner, and wannabe blogger. It's supposed to feel good to vent sometimes, right? Maybe when I titled this thing "When We Feel Overwhelmed By Life" you thought I was going to have some good, biblical-theological-pastoral advice for you. Sorry. If you have some advice for me, I'd be glad to read it. In the meantime, I need to pray and get to work.

[edit - I just found out that my department at work is being merged into another department. That is going to change things for me drastically. The only reason I work where I do is because we are allowed to do school work in between in-coming phone calls. They already took away the privilege of being able to use our personal lap tops and now we're probably not going to be able to get any school work done in this new department. I may have to get a new job which could cause me to take this semester off from seminary. Please pray for us.]

1 comment:

  1. Jeff,
    It was good talking to you on Sunday. We will certainly pray for you and your family as you go through these testing times. I will email you about the IBC thing we talked about.