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Monday, January 9, 2012

blown away.....

in a good way! 

As you may or may not already know, I am starting my last semester at UGA today. If all goes as planned, I will graduate in May and become an alumni of the University of Georgia. That day pretty sure it's May 11th can't get here fast enough. Then, it can. I don't want to wish 4 months away quickly as I know it will be filled with lots of joy and fun moments, but it will be so amazing to be done. finished. no longer a student. oh my goodness. I can't imagine how I'm going to be feeling on that day!


back to being blown away. 

You also may or may not know that I STINK at math. really really stink. Just ask my husband. or my mother. or my mother in law. Calculus was the cause of lots and lots of tears. It just doesn't click in my brain in a way that I can regurgitate it back onto a test. : / just doesn't happen. 

Bad news is, that I have to talk Calc for Econ as a major requirement. See.... not just calculus, calculus for economics.  I was able to register for the class with a highly recommended professor. Apparently, she is really helpful, a great teacher. The simple fact that she is recommended by college students say a LOT. a WHOLE LOT. College students are ruthless, mean, and opinionated.

Today, in class, I was blown away. Really really blown away. She called role and each person was instructed to tell the class where we were from and one thing about ourselves. Most people are from Georgia, like to cook, bake and play different sports. 
After the role is called, the professor introduces herself and begins to tell us about where she is from. 

She says there is one thing that she thinks we need to know about her, that she is a CHRISTIAN. 
Blew me away. She wanted the class to know so that we can hold her accountable as a Christian, to make sure she is being fair, respectful and exuding her Christian faith in her daily walk. 
I was amazed and encouraged. It is a rare thing to see a college professor who openly professes their faith. It's uncommon. 
I was also convicted. When it was my turn, I had mumbled something silly about wakeboarding and skiing, to go along with the 'theme' of sports and activities. For my professor, the most important thing that she wanted us to know, was that she was a Christian. 
Think of the difference there would be if being a Christian was the most important thing to us - the first thing that we share when we are introducing ourselves. Being a Christian should be part of our identity.  We should share it with others, not only to open the door for discussion and sharing Jesus with the world, but also as a way to encourage others to hold us accountable in our walk as my professor did. 

This encouragement that I received from my professor's simple act of proclaiming her faith was huge. It brought to my attention how easy it is and how important it should be to us, to share our faith. to share Jesus. to encourage people to look for Him in me on a daily basis. 

SO.... I am a Christian. More than being a Christian, I believe in Jesus. I am thankful that He died on the cross and rose again to save me from my sins. I want to be held accountable. I want to hold myself accountable. I want for other people, my kids, my husband, my family, friends, and strangers to be able to see Jesus in me. 

on another note, go visit Megan at In This Wonderful Life for a chance to win a $25 Erin Condren gift card! 
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