The Ultimate Word

"The ultimate Word is not a paragraph but a person. If Jesus is the Word of God incarnate, then the heart of proclamation is personal and relational, not propositional."

Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki * God, Christ, Church, page 135

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

On the third day he rested...


Sure, I know... God rested on the seventh day. But those of us who sit for the General Ordination Examination rest on the third day.

So, mostly this post is to take a moment to thank all of my friends, family, coworkers, and parishioners who are supporting me in prayer through this week, and to give you all a quick update.

We've now completed four of the seven sets, so we're more than half-way done! So far I've felt pretty good about most of the sets. One threw me for a loop, but I did my best. We'll just have to see how it all comes out.

The picture above is my work space. I've taken over the dining room table for the week. I have the books collected that I expect to need and plenty of space to spread out for note-taking, reading, and sketching out my responses.

The picture below is my lifeline. :) Two varieties of Starbursts, peanut M&Ms, granola bars, post-its, and Advil! They've all been coming in quite handy, and quite often, at that!


Thank you all for your continued prayers and support. Pray for all of us who are sitting for the examination, and pray for the readers, that they may faithfully discern all that we are hoping to communicate!

Three more sets, and then I get to reward myself with a visit with my awesome nephews!!!

1 comment:

emmy said...

I don't understand how there are still M&M's on the table. Are you refilling them each day? Because if it were me...they would all be gone by the end of the first hour!