Tag - family

Good Seminarians, Good Husbands

In the beginning of seminary, I felt like more of a distraction than a priority. If I needed to talk to my sem hub (seminary husband) about something, I tried to wait until his mind was not occupied with his work, but found those moments few and far...

Making Time for Your Marriage in Seminary

A young man working in the ministry is asked to visit an up and coming church. When he enters the church he is greeted by a group of men and their spouses. The young man looks around, asking some questions, trying to get a feel for the place...

Family Life

There is a generation of pastors ministering today who were taught that they should take care of the church and let God take care of their families. As a result, the term ‘PK’ exists among parole officers to refer to a pastor’s kid...

Quality Down Time

This guest post was written by Terry Delaney. You can read more from Terry at Diary of a Seminary Student and Said at Southern. The Semester is Over! Now what? I don’t know about you, but it seems like I spend each semester thinking about how...

Going on Vacation

So, after sprinting full speed since mid December it is time for a little vacation. Starting Friday the family and I are heading off for some MUCH needed rest and relaxation. I’ve already cleared my work schedule and plan on only taking a...

Setting Goals in Seminary

So, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to this semester and trying to determine how I will know if the semester is a success. Is it a successful semester if I get straight A’s? Is the number of pages I read this semester a measure of...

Moving – A seminary’s advice

There is a brief post on the Concordia Blog with some advice for those who have to relocate for seminary. While not an exhaustive post on the subject, there are some great little pointers in regards to the practicals… Like don’t pack...

Budgeting Made Easy

I’ve spent years trying to find the best way for Just a Gal and I to manage our money. While I’d like to think that I had the noble motives of being the best steward of the gifts God gave us, the reality was that most of the time I was...

Kids – The best seminary study guide

A recent conversation with Little Man: Just a Guy (JG) – So, what did you learn about in class (Sunday School) today? Little Man (LM) – Ummm… Jesus— and Matthew. JG – Oh, what did you you learn about Jesus and Matthew...

My son is going to seminary

At dinner I was explaining to Little Man that I was learning Hebrew and that Hebrew has a alphabet (he has learned the English alphabet so I was trying to bridge that connection). So, I got out my Hebrew alphabet sheet and we went through the letter...

Still alive

Super busy lately. I turned 30 yesterday and spent a good 3 hours shopping for health insurance (weeee). Went out to dinner with friends and ended up sitting at the table talking for 6 hours. It was a great night. Today I have to rent the moving...

My Journey – What is going on?

Ok friends, not giving any advice in this post… Just thinking out loud here… So, if you know about me then you know I am not currently attending seminary. I’ve been taking seminary classes virtually and was planning on transferring...

Health Insurance for seminary

Ok, health insurance is a pain in the neck. It is expensive and if you’re not on a company plan it is even more expensive. So, what are you to do? Well, first thing is to try and land a job that actually provides health insurance. Trick with...

Can I afford seminary?

The fact is that seminary is expensive. So, when trying to make the decision on going to seminary, it is important to spend some time crunching the numbers. Now, this isn’t the determining factor, but it is certainly one you must consider...

Life is hectic

My apologies for being absent the past few days. As any seminarian will tell you, life is hectic. In preparation for our departure for seminary in January, I’ve been working full time at a start-up company in my town helping them with...

Advice for families going to seminary

While scouring the internet today for more information to help us all on our seminary journeys I stumbled across a great post on tHe Resurgence (not to be confused with theresurgence.com). The post, Advice for Seminary Students with Families (&...

Work and studies

So, I haven’t actually started seminary yet, so for me this is an area that I’m giving a lot of consideration. I really haven’t figured out how everyone in seminary pulls this one off. I mean, you need to work to pay the bills but...

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