Well, I have officially been orientated! (Yes, I know -- it's an inside joke between my wife and me. LONG story, maybe I'll tell it some time.)
I still don't have a PO Box on campus, which I need, so you can't send me care packages yet ;-) , but I will by Thursday or Friday. I finish classes by about 10 am tomorrow, so I'm going to hit the pavement looking for employment and housing. I have a list of seven apartment complexes that I'm going to check out -- one of them HAS to have a place for me.
AND -- I managed to pass BOTH my Church History placement tests!! I really didn't think I had done well at all, because I was ready for a multiple choice/short answer test (like the others) and got an essay test. Then today in orientation everyone was talking about how tough they made those tests. Dr. Bruce Ware even said that more people failed than passed. So I was shocked when I got my sheet and found out I had passed. That means I don't have to take Intro to Church History I or II -- I can take elective classes instead. And I already have them picked out. I also found out I don't have to take any of the Intro to Old Testament or Intro to New Testament classes because of my track (Biblical and Theological Studies) -- which I should have known, but hadn't paid attention to that closely.
Some of my coursework may show up here, and I know of one thing I'm going to put on my web site
. I've got a bunch of writing to do, and a ton of reading. I just have to keep focused on my goal, and it will all be worth it. I've heard from some who read here, telling me that they're praying for me, and I want to let you know I appreciate it greatly -- I will really need those prayers!