I had a moment of celebration last week when I saw the email in my inbox from my NANC (National Association of Nouthetic Counselors) Advisor—Graded Exams! I was nervous because this meant that there was a possibility of them telling me to re-write as many essays as they saw fit (keep in mind that my essays totaled upwards of 60 pages of work). I would have ample time to complete this process, but really didn’t want to have to do all of that right now. There’s kind of a lot going on. J

I was so swamped with finishing touches of a bridal shower and feeling a little under the weather, so I waited to open the attached documents. Sunday evening I finally opened them and was so encouraged by the comments that my grader had about my perspective evident through my essays, as well as the fact that I would only have to complete 5 re-writes! I nearly did a jig!

This process has been a long time coming, and has been delayed by several factors, but I’m even more confident now that God has for me to complete this certification right now. If you know me at all, you know that I have a desire to go back to school for a Master’s Degree and possibly even a PhD. The problem is, every time I have considered the details and pursued certain paths, the Lord has slammed doors in my face—it just was not right yet. He kept making it clear that He had already told me what to do (complete NANC certification process), and when it was done I would know the next step. All that to say, I’m very excited to be where I am. A year ago, I thought it would come so much sooner. I had no idea what all God had in store for 2010.

Wow. That statement just needed to settle in my brain for a minute.

I have no idea what is in store for the next year, let alone my life. I’m going to keep dreaming though, and begging God to fill me with His desires!