Saying for the Days: Things never turn out the way you expect.
Back to the artifact box. Now we have my letter of acceptance to seminary and it reminds me of how I almost gave up.
I had resisted the temptation of money, I had my father’s permission and I finally got to Seminary.
Now I expected Seminary to be like a monastery.
There would be lots and lots of prayer and bible reading.
I expected the teachers to be very pious as I perceived piety.
I assumed they would help me to prove to those who didn’t believe that Jesus was indeed the true God and the Bible was without error.
Seminary was not at all like I expected.
In fact I went into what I suppose one could call seminary shock.
There was very little prayer.
There was almost no devotional bible reading.
There was very little piety of any kind.
There was drinking and swearing .
The instructors seemed to go out of their way to tear down what I believed.
The bible did not seem to be very important.
In the midst of this shock came the letter from my one true love telling me it was all over.
By the end of the first month I was so depressed I considered throwing it in and going home.
I had fought to get there and now I had to fight with myself to stay.
Next week God sends help.
News from Pigeon Falls– the little town in my backyard– well there have been no white rabbit sightings and no dragon. The pigeons are all doing fine so I stopped in to Nancy’s for a cup of coffee.
Nancy says the excitement in Pigeon Falls this week is the upcoming wedding of Elizabeth Beth Periwinkle and Jonathan H. Maki. There are weddings and then there are WEDDINGS. This is a WEDDING. Certainly you remember Jonathan. He was senior class President two years ago as well as a basketball and football star. Elizabeth was the Job’s daughters Queen and Pigeon Queen a few years back. The town loves this couple. Her church is the Methodist and his the Lutheran. Both pastors are going to do the wedding. Because of the size it will be held at the Lutheran Church. Relatives are coming from all over the place and you can’t get a room this weekend up to thirty miles away. This is going to be the wedding of the year.
Rumor has it that his former team mates are planning a few surprises for the couple. This is the same group that beeped the volunteer fireman out of his own wedding ceremony to a fake fire so you can‘t be sure what they‘ll do.
In other notes. The noise at the Chicago hermit’s place is getting louder in the evening and the light flashes more frequent. Robert hopes it will last all summer because it adds color to his tour. It also lets him use the term possible Frankenstein with a straight face. One hopes Frankenstein doesn’t show up at the wedding. But this is Pigeon falls after all.
Today's link-Tiny Happy- Please remekber to put the words Dr. John in the comment to get those crazy DR.John JCPOINTS. And now the winners of yesterday's almost unwanted prizes ( a little drum role) are Catch (341 points) and Honey(114 points).
We kept working. The real estate agency called. They had some one coming to see the house at 1:45. Well we tried to be ready. They came at 2:00 and we went to lunch. So I don't know if they liked it or not. When we got back we continued working. We also mailed out the JCPOINTS prizes. It was a good day. Well I need a breathing treatment.