Thursday, July 19, 2007

"Mr. Ray got an 'A'"

God is good! Don got an A- in his Old Testament class! They took the final today and he scored 90/100 (you know, nothing is perfect this side of Heaven...and truth be told, no one in the class got a perfect score). He starts his New Testament class on Monday, which will eventually include an oral presentation on one of the epistles.

DR: It is such a blessing to be in God's Word for as long as I get to be each day; there's just nothing like it. My first professor, Pastor Mark Hoehner (who serves in his "day job" as Senior Pastor at Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church, about 30 minutes north of the seminary) said on Day One of our class, "You have to stay in the Word. And that doesn't just mean for your job, or for sermon preparation; you have to read it for yourself. Spend at least 90 minutes to two hours every day in the Word, and God will fill you and prepare you for ministry." Wonderful advice, and I took it to heart, starting the very next day. Hearkens back to John 15:1-8, "I am the vine and you are the branches...if a man remains in Me, and I in Him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing..."

God is so good.

Thanks again so very much for your continued love, prayers, and support. We love you.
Don, Stacye Jo, Hannah-boo, and Bethie :-)

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