It's like 5:something in the morning and I didn't sleep very well. Perhaps it was the cup of Starbucks that I had last night at the women's Bible study that I didn't bother to ask if it was decaf because I was so cold. Yesterday was one of those days that the cold just sticks to you, like on the inside of your skin. It felt so good to crawl into bed last night, but caffeine just kept kicking my butt all night long. I thought somebody knocked on our door at 4:30, but I think I've seen too many CSI episodes.
The first day on our trip was great. Quinn and I had a great trip over; it's nice to go somewhere with just him. I took silly pictures that I'll post later. We got to the seminary right at one, when the skies promptly began to downpour. We waited in the admissions office for our tour guide, Kevin Corley, to come and watched it rain. I kept thinking: "Are we going to walk outside in the rain? Surely not. It's raining. And it's January." I was wrong. And I was wearing high heels and had good hair. Oh well, hair went up in a clip and feet were numb for the rest of the day. Kevin was great. He's from Homewood actually. After we walked around campus, Kevin put us in his car and drove us to the married housing a couple miles away. I sat in the back seat and noticed a photo album on the seat that said "Kevin's book of church signs". I was intrigued. I love cheesy church signs. I asked if I could look at it and he laughed and said a friend had made it for him. The married housing is, um, tiny, but there are lots of married couples with kids who live there, so if we decided to go, that would be an option. After the housing tour, we were taken back to talk to a professor (Dr. Waters) and then to attend Covenant Theology taught by Ligon Duncan. Awesome class and I felt convicted about my lack of knowledge of Covenant Theology. I think I might read 'Christ of the Covenants' when we get back home. It's highly recommended. I was greatly impressed by Dr. Duncan. He spent the first 30 minutes of class asking each student (there were about 40 people in the class) about their home and church they group up in and he even noticed us and asked about where we went to church. At the break, we slipped out to go check in at the hotel. We had a dinner invitation so we really needed to just check in and go. The dinner invitation came from a lovely couple named Lincoln and Melinda. We got there at 5:15, and smelled the delicious smell of homemade bread. Nice. It tasted just like Macaroni Grill's bread. I kept thinking of Anita and her love for bread. Yummo. They have three children under the age of 3 who were very sweet and well-behaved. Even the one-year old. How can that be? Anyhoo, we talked about seminary life and they showed us their townhouse. I helped her load the dishwasher and discovered she loved Over the Rhine. Cool. After dinner, Melinda and I rode to the "Mrs. In Ministry" Bible Study that the seminary offers for seminary wives and I got to meet a lot of women. I'm glad I got to go to that. They had a speaker on Time Management, which inwardly made me cringe (I'm not very good on time management), but it was very good.
Quinn picked me up from the Bible Study and we went back to watch the end of Lost.
All in all, a great day. Quinn was impressed by the faculty; they seemed very unified. Lincoln told us last night that they have to sign off on the Westminster Confession every year. Today, I'm dropping Quinn off at a class at 10 and then I'm trecking over to the public schools in Clinton (where we would be zoned) to take a tour. I'm also looking at a private school that gives scholarships to seminary students' children. After the school tours, we'll head out to lunch with the head of admissions and then back to the seminary for a final class. We then want to see a couple of churches and talk to them about internships. There are a lot of PCA churches in the area, and so subsequently there are a lot of internships. Then we'll head out for home.
I'm anxious to see what the Lord provides for our family.