Okay, so it turns out that the perfect summer combination is a not-too-heavy first week of class (which bodes well for the next 6 weeks too), and well…summer.
I was able to breeze fairly easily through the first week of discussions, an essay, and even a quiz, especially since I am only working the equivalent of about 3-1/2 days per week right now (due to a lighter summer schedule at work and a boatload of vacation days I’ve saved up). Although now that I think about it, I may wish in the future that the summer classes were the intense ones – since I have all this other extra time right now.
In any case, I’m going to enjoy this time and the pace seems just right for the summer. The other good news is that for a Theology and Ministry major, there just isn’t anything better than a class on the Old and New Testaments. It is like a big, wonderful, online, group Bible study. And I may have mentioned this before, but I really love the way our classes don’t only teach us the material, but part of the curriculum and questions center around what all this actually means to us and how we can apply what we learn in our lives and in the world. That’s a great combination too – learning AND application.
And now that I am through with my first week of schoolwork – everything done and turned in – do you know what another perfect combination is? Watermelon and a nice walk down to the lake! Yes. It is going to be a great summer.