Monday, December 14

Vacation is Over

Well, it was nice while it lasted. 7 days of bliss. Okay, not complete bliss because after all, I still had to work. But my reprieve from school ends today and will keep me busy until February 6th.

Today starts my newest class, Contemporary Issues in Missions. Sounds interesting, right? I think so...all my classes thus far have been leadership focused. They weren't awful but nor were they the most exciting classes...lots of research, development, business jargon. But now I have merged into the "fun" section of my degree...the missions classes!

Like with every class, I tried not to cry when reading the syllabus for the first time. It's all overwhelming, every.single.time! And somehow, with the grace of God to be sure, I make it through each class, one week at a time. I remind myself that each time I start to freak out, wondering how I will get this class done.

One thing that is different about this class is that we have to do several group projects. Boo! Boooo! Here is what I know:
1. My class is entirely online...I don't go to a classroom ever!
2. Group projects always take more time than individual projects!
3. Since my class in only online...I will have to connect by email with my assigned team member!
4. My grade is partly in the hands of another person...eek!
5. I have 6 team assignments for this class.
6. My class is 7 weeks long.
7. My teammate's name is Michael.
8. I do not feel good about this class element (**You will make it through this class, one week at a time, Mindy! Oh yes, thanks for the reminder.)

Dear Gracious, Wonderful, Loving Father who helps with homework, please help me with this class. Please let my teammate be a good, well-worded, and hard-working graduate student. Please help me to have a clear(er) calendar in order to accomplish everything that needs to be done and on that note, it would be helpful if people didn't ask me to do things know how I am. I can say "no" but it's not my favorite thing to do. And while I'm sitting around, diligently working on my homework, it would be lovely if you allowed me to lose a few pounds in the process. Okay? Okay, fine, I'll try to work out a few times each week but I'm still gonna need your help. Deal? Thank you and amen!


My name is Cait said...

And Lord, please make Michael single and totally into Mindy :) Amen

Mindy said...

Thanks for the prayer but he's married and has three kids.

Good try, Cait!