Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Ords Black-Out

I expect to be put of blogging commission for a few days ~ exams in theology and in worship and sacraments are on Friday, polity on Saturday ~ and then at noon on Saturday we get the passage and questions for the Hebrew exam, which is due the next Thursday. (Yes, I'm putting all my eggs in the Hebrew basket; my aversion to Greek is too strong and, while we know the Biblical books from which the passages will come, I haven't had any time for contemplating two alternate possibilities.)

Mostly I am incredibly busy, and behind on every front. I have no idea whether I will pass any of the exams in this round. But every once in awhile I pause and think,

"I am about to take the exams for ORDINATION AS A MINISTER OF WORD AND SACRAMENT."

I'm not exactly sure how that can be the situation, but it is certainly a daunting and breathtaking and monumentally humbling (an oxymoron, I suppose) one in which to find myself.

18 comments:

Carol said...

Thinking of you and wishing you grace, luck, and wisdom in the coming days. I look forward to the day I can call you my minister friend!!!!

Lisa :-] said...

Amazing.

Gabriele said...

You will be in my prayers.

Purple said...

Holding you up this weekend...in all ways...for calmness, for peace, for understanding, for strength, for the ability to see that you already posses the gifts you need to be a Minister of Word and Sacrament.

Purple said...

...that you possess...

Ruby said...

Good luck!

Cynthia said...

I have every confidence in you, and you're still in my prayers.

karen gerstenberger said...

That's the Spirit! That humility and awe will keep you open and listening to God.
I love your phrase, "Behind on every front." Whether you intended it or not, it's a very clear (& funny) way to put it.
Praying with you that the process itself will be a blessing, and will be filled with a sense of God's loving presence.

Cassandra said...

Your blogs have had a deep impact on me, in ways that I never expected. One thing I know for sure is that I believe in you, your intelligence, your profound gift for communication, as well as your strength. I am rooting for you this week, as we all are.

Oh, and I had to chuckle that the Hebrew exam questions are being distributed on a Saturday! I know, I know...probably not much choice. Still made me chuckle.

Teri said...

thinking of you, holding you in the light, and praying that you might have access to your best thoughts. peace!

Rev SS said...

It's a wonderful awesome feeling ... blessings on the writing ... I will be really surprised if you don't pass all four with all 5's ... but I've been surprised before ... after all the readers are only human!

Magdalene6127 said...

Grace and peace to you!

Quotidian Grace said...

Praying for you in this important time. You'll be awesome!!!

Widening Circles said...

Will be praying for you, too!

Karen said...

Praying for you and can't wait to hear how it goes.

Rosa said...

Takes one's breath away. Go Gannet Girl...

Deb said...

Peace surround you... my ordination process was different, but no less gut-wrenching. :) You can do it!!!

Mompriest said...

I have been holding you in my prayers all day, will continue...years back I used to offer free massages to students taking the ord exams and before I started the treatment we'd pray the Night Prayer from A New Zealand Prayer Book, the one that says, what has been done is done, let it be....may it be so for you, may you let it go and rest this night.