For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.
I think one of the hardest things about being a student is remaining consistently motivated to responsibly follow through on the work professors assigned. Unlike many working people who have the opportunity to leave work behind in the evenings or on weekends (though that isn’t universally true), a responsible student’s free time is limited to breaks in work, the few preciously rare moments in which no work demands doing, or when the student’s brain is fried.
Then, too, there is the natural laziness that must constantly be countered, which often is supplemented by the quasi-lazy desires of various entertainments that allow the school responsibilities to slide off easily into the darkness. These entertainments will of course vary person to person; for myself, reading novels unrelated to class is a rare treat and seduces large chunks of time from my studies, although admittedly blogging and browsing the web also absorb too much time. I wonder if maintaining the responsibilities and standing firm against time-wasting becomes easier as life moves along. I hope so.
Other news: there was no heat in church so we sat and shivered our way through the service, which the pastor made go as long as usual. Possibly the worst part was the frozen-toe phenomena that comes with only wearing one pair of socks in a 40° room. After church we opened a letter from our current landlord to discover that he wants to raise the rent not $50 as we anticipated which he did last year, but from $1,050 to $1,175! Eeep! Yikes! What is he THINKING?! This place is a hovel, a hole, none of the utilities are paid for and it is dinky! So the upshot is, we definitely have to leave now.
– KF –