The other day I informed my PhD director and my cohort that I was going to halt my pursuit of a PhD in Biblical Studies. I know this is the right decision for me and my family. I am thankful that God has made this decision clear!
In this time I am excited to learn what it means to be married. Nathan has been incredibly supportive and encouraging when it comes to me in Academia; however, now it is time to put what I have learned to practice. I am really excited to continue learning on my own and encouraging y’all with this blog. Thank you all SO much for your love, care, support, encouragment and prayers, I am truly humbled.
I am in prayer about applying to another Seminary in which I can take classes in person. One of the biggest reasons why I am not continuing with this PhD program is that I am tired of online courses. I need people. I love people and I feel like I am too isolated. I honestly have no idea what is next; however, I am open to His leading! In all things I will remain open, honest, vulnerable and authentic as your “Blue Collar Theologian.”
Father God, thank You for the love and support that I have received from family, friends and this Word Press community. Thank You Lord that when Your people earnestly and honestly seek You, You will answer making Your will and way clear. May we be a people who are willing to obey and do what You reveal to us. Lord God, I humbly ask that You will teach married and single people how to live well. Lord God, may Your Body come together in these chaotic times to be a beacon of hope, strength and unity in the midst of diversity rather than sowing discord, fear and dissent. Lord God, redirect our thinking and actions where we are faulty. Lord God, give my brothers and sisters courage to live boldly for You, bringing You glory. In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.