God has done a marvelous thing in our lives! I believe it was in February that I began to apply to seminaries and we began to pray about making that a reality. We knew we’d need these things to make this happen:
- Admittance to the seminary
- A full-time job with benefits
- An affordable place to live
All of that and more has happened.
- Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (my first choice) granted me admittance;
- This past Sunday we drove to Louisville to look for a job and a place to live;
- On Monday I interviewed with and was hired by Charter Communications;
- On Tuesday we found an apartment with two bedrooms—so I have a place to study and we have space for visitors (hint). We had been looking at studio and one bedroom apartments, so to find a two bedroom was truly a blessing.
So, our sojourn in Macon, Georgia is almost over as we prepare to move to Louisville, Kentucky. After nearly three years in Macon, Georgia, we’re moving to Louisville (Looavul), Kentucky on April 28th, two weeks from today.
I will be attending the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS), pursuing a Masters in Christian Education. While doing so, I will also be working at Charter Communications.
We’re very excited about this move and the opportunity I have at SBTS. We’re also excited about Louisville. We’ll be living in a neighborhood known as the Highlands, an area full of little shops and restaurants. Louisville is also very bicycle friendly and I can’t wait to get out on the roads and paths in and around Louisville.
It is difficult to leave Georgia after 29 years, but we believe that God is leading us in this direction. and the future ministry that we will have with a church after I graduate.
The program will take about 2 years, maybe a little longer, depending on how many courses I am able to take at a time.
While we never thought we’d live in Kentucky, we never thought we’d live in Georgia either! As life-long Presbyterians, we also never thought we’d become Baptists, but this is where the Lord has lead. Fortunately I was baptized by immersion in college—Jan’s going to have to get wet if she joins a baptist church!
Life if what happens while you’re making other plans. —Mark Twain
Truer words were never spoken.
We both feel a sense of relief and catharsis over this move and change in our lives. Up until now, most of the past three years we have been going with the flow. The job at Simply Mac was never going to be a career. In fact most people working at Simply Mac are on their way to somewhere else. But, this was our decision—well, technically God’s.
We are so excited we can’t hardly stand it—more updates to come!