Today, we play the waiting game. Please, join me in praying that the professor extends grace to "V." He should pass the course and be allowed to graduate. I encouraged my student to hang on to the Lord because nothing is impossible for Him. I have seen God do the impossible in my life over and over again.
*****UPDATE: THE PROFESSOR DID HAVE MERCY AND "V" WILL GRADUATE FRIDAY ("v" Just doesn't know it yet. I can't wait to see the look on his face)! PRAISE THE LORD!!!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS!
Remember, God knows you by name too and His grace is sufficient!
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On this day...we remember!
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
His praises are continually on my lips and my mind is constantly reflecting on His provision and sufficiency in this journey of faith.
I loved reading all of your comments on what God is doing in your life. What a mighty God we serve. Blessings to all of you this day!
Guess what??? My diploma really was inside. Many graduates opened their cases to find that they had fines still that needed to be paid or work to complete before receiving their diploma. I was so relieved to see mine. Somehow, it felt more official....like I really was graduating after all!
My family! Mr. Incredible, Hannah, me, and Rachel.
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Oh, yes! He can still do the impossible!
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My sweetheart is driving me to school today and to the chiropractor and to my final tonight. They have been so much help this weekend. The girls did the laundry, my sweet husband went to the grocery store and fixed our meals. I am not one to let my family do so much, so I'm trying to let them, but I would rather be up and adam too.
I just had to share what God did for me on Friday, before I burst! As ya'll know, I taught school in the morning, and then left before lunch to go take the biology Clep test. I felt His peace that passes all understanding but I was anxious to begin the test. Finally, it was time. In all of my computerized tests, I have a system of jotting down the question number of answers that I'm not sure about so that I can return to those questions when I am finished. This test had 110 questions to be answered in 90 minutes.
Eagerly, I began the test. By the time I had reached question #20, I looked down at my paper and realized I had marked 18 out of the 20 questions to go back and look over. Oiy! Two questions in to the test, I knew that I was in trouble. I knew that the Maker of biology was right there with me, but halfway through the test, I said, "Where are you?" My mind began to decide that I would take geology this summer to fulfill my one remaining science credit, because this clearly was not going to do it.
Still, I pressed on. I reached the end of the test with a few minutes to spare. I started going back over the questions that I had marked. I changed 2 answers and then felt like that was it. I needed to end the test. I hit "End" expecting to show my failing scores, instead, and much to my surprise, I passed! I was so stunned that I asked the test administrator if she could look at my screen and confirm what my eyes thought they saw. She laughed and said, "Congratulation! You passed." Still not convinced, I asked her to print out my test results. I was overjoyed and stunned because clearly it was the Lord who enabled me to pass!
Armed with my test scores, I headed over to the book store to pick up my cap and gown. I was on cloud nine! Before leaving campus, I decided to take my scores to the registrar's office who sent me to the admissions office. They were nice until they informed me that my Clep test would only award 4 semester credit hours instead of the promised 8 semester credit hours that my advisers had told me to expect. I was stunned because I was counting on 7 hours in order to graduate.
Holding back the tears, the admissions office encouraged me to quickly go see a general advisor. I walked in and gave my plight to the receptionist, who looked at her scheduling book, where there is not an opening for weeks, but then ushered me in to an adviser's office. Still fighting back tears, I explained my situation to the advisor, the one I had never met before. I began praying for the impossible....and He heard my petitions!
After what seems hours, but was probably only 15 minutes, she smiled and said, "Come with me." We walked back to the registrar's office where the man in charge was sitting (he was not there 30 minutes ago). She explained my situation and then showed him my transcript from Baylor University. They never counted my Anatomy and Physiology grade from Baylor (I must add this was way before my 4.0 GPA days). He smiled and explained that they would add the 4 semester credit hours on to my transcript and that I could graduate as scheduled! Hallelujah.
What you don't know is that I took Anatomy & Physiology 2 times at Baylor. As an over achiever personality, this has always bugged me! Amazingly, the Lord once again redeemed my past. He turned my failures into success as only He can do. I told my mom a few weeks ago that I felt like God was setting the stage to show His glory....and wow did He ever!
On Saturday morning I will put on my cap and gown, my honor banner and my cords and proudly receive the long awaited diploma that the Lord encouraged me to obtain. Hand in hand, He and I will finish the race that He called me to run....and I am so looking forward to that day!
I woke up at the early hour of 6:30 with a new sense of freedom. With no more papers to write or tests to study for, I knew that I would relish in the new found joy of my day.
I thought I would start the morning over coffee as I googled images for how to wear my hair on graduation day. It's been years since I had to think about how to fix my hair while sportin' a mortar board. Curly? Straight? In between?
I couldn't wait! Not wanting to wake up Mr. Incredible, I slowly rolled over to get out of bed when, Crack! Boom! Bang, OUCH!!!!!!!! was heard. Needless to say my sweet hubby popped out of bed at the speed of light. Nothing says, good morning sunshine like the horrific, excruciating cries of your bride who was only a few minutes lying sweetly beside you.
I'll spare you all of the details, but I have done a good job of completely messing up my neck and shoulder. Thankfully, we only had to wait 3 hours for the chiropractor's office to open. He told us a lot of things that I don't remember because, hello, I was in pain! Something along the lines of pinched nerves but maybe a disc problem that could possibly need an MRI, but we will just have to wait and see. But, in the mean time I get to wear a lovely cervical collar! Oiy!
Does he not understand that I have to give a final Power point presentation to my fellow college students Monday night? Not to mention, I have to teach school next week!
Hannah says not to fear, that if there is a way, we can bedazzle it. Thank you sweetheart, but I'm not planning on wearing this for long. Stubborn? Yes, that's me!
I'd much rather be called stubborn than the girl at the dance with the neck brace (remember the movie 16 candles?)
This resembles how I tried to eat my lunch this afternoon. Half of it landed in my lap. I won't even describe trying to brush my teeth. Yes, I'm valiantly trying to keep my big girl panties on and not throw a pity party, but hello....freedom where are you?
Trying to keep my chin up,
By His grace, and only His grace, I passed the Biology Clep test. It's official! I will be graduating one week from tomorrow morning. Hallelujah!
Oh, there is so much more of this story to tell. But, for now we are off to celebrate in the goodness of the Lord at my parent's house. We are having a shrimp boil to celebrate and I can hardly wait.
Thank you so much for your prayers today! I felt every one of them.