Monthly Archives: July 2011

Father of the Graduate

My eldest daughter Jessica just recently graduated from the University of Michigan with a Masters in Education. Smart kid. Graduated with something like a 4.0. She must have gotten her intelligence from Emily; I always struggled in school. Over the years I have had recurring nightmares of being enrolled in a class (usually Chemistry) but never going to class and even forgetting where it was held. Then finals would come. I would rush to the auditorium in complete panic knowing I was doomed. I think the times I cut class are catching up with me :). But through all my struggles with school (I had to take 12 classes over during college and was on probation 3 times) God was good. He was good because during my Junior year He got my attention and I placed my faith in Jesus Christ as my savior. My life has never been the same and guess what? After coming to Christ He began to do a work in my life. One result was I got better in school. I graduated from college, seminary with a master’s degree cum laude, and recently seminary with my doctorate. God is pretty amazing isn’t He. I could not have gotten through school without Him. Psl 40:1-3 “I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD.” NIV

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Posted by on July 21, 2011 in Uncategorized

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