Friday, August 27, 2010

A Great Problem to Have

It's currently 5:35am and the crickets are chirping in tandem with these dreadful AC units that keep kicking on and off at an extremely high decimal. You'd think one would cancel the other out, but nope. I can hear them both. Very well.

I taught myself the Greek Alphabet this morning and I've already been to work and back (sadly I have to go back in at 7:30 and I'm debating on whether or not they'll even realize if I show up again because it'd be worth staying home if they didn't). I'm thinking some C.S. Lewis is up next, or maybe just some good 'ole Genesis, but hopefully I'll fall asleep before I get to choose either.

So how did week one go? Well, for a lack of a better answer, week one has simply left me exhausted (i.e. I just spelled "exhausted" a-c-h-a-u-s-t-e-d and made the past tense of "spell" into "spelt") and I could really use a Sabbath right about now.

Aside from work and classes, Aaron and I got to go to the Snow Shack for a dreamsicle flavored snow cone topped with marshmallow sauce yesterday (which is quickly becoming a custom of ours; I'm sure you're scratching your head as to why). After being sick last week and being so busy this week, something so simple as being able to sit down at a picnic table and relax in his company for a short while was incredible. We had band practice afterward, which, went well, but my voice was pretty out of sorts, which actually means it was REALLY out of sorts. Understandable I suppose considering my tonsils and throat were covered in blisters this time last week but come on, who's making excuses?

I'm just thankful I got sick LAST week.

Side tracking a little bit, but I don't think I ever mentioned what classes I'm taking this semester - so for those of you at home who are interested (ahem, Granddad), the schedule looks like this:

Genesis (BIBL 410)
Philosophy (PHIL 201)
Ancient Greek (GREK 201)
Methods of Teaching the Bible (CHMN 4-something)
Hermeneutics (BIBL 48-something)

The classes are great, but making it to them on time is another story because:

1) It takes me a good 15 minutes to find a place to park because, as a friend of mine has put it, Liberty has a vision to build anything and everything besides more parking,
2) I push my way through flocks of freshman to get on a bus (yes, I totally cut in line and I'm 100% unrepentant about it), or
3) I end up deciding to book it across campus on my own two feet with only 15 minutes to spare in between classes. My asthma is hating me for that one.

During the midst of all of that frustration, I'm dumbfounded because even when I'm struggling to get from North to Towns in time for class, I'm realizing all the while that it's a wonderful problem to have. I'm grateful that the Lord can cut through all of the noise and allow me see what an incredible blessing it is to be in college at all let alone be here. Even when I have to wake up at 3:30am to go to work, it's a great problem to have. Most of the time. ;)

The same concept is even convicting me as I sit in my air conditioned apartment, exhausted, and being pushed to the edge of insanity due to these stupid crickets and the AC units roaring on and off like a freight train. God still cuts through the noise and reminds me that "It's a great problem to have."

I guess I'd have to agree with Him and say that yeah; it's a very great problem to have.


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