I hope your week is going well so far. Here a few life updates:
- Still Unitarian. Tried out the Trinity a while back, but I cannot deny some aspects of the Gospels where Jesus had real relationship with his Father, and testified that there is only one God, Yahweh. Also, I know for a fact from previous New Testament classes that Paul and the early disciples did not believe in the Trinity, as per their writings in the New Testament. When I thought I believed in the Trinity, I thought I received revelation from God explaining how the Trinity worked (Father: Mind; Son: Body; Spirit: Power/Spirit). But while I can finally understand the Trinity, I just don’t believe in it. I’ve had friends try to convert me back to the Trinity and ask me to repent and believe like doubting Thomas, but I know my faith. I know what I believe.
- Still in the swing of Seminary right now. I’ve thought multiple times about transferring somewhere else, but every Seminary that I like (and that seems accredited the highest standard) requires the use of Zoom or video chat in a live classroom. I’ve hated being in a classroom since at least my senior year of high school. I don’t mind doing purely online class, where I read the lectures on a PDF, watch pre-recorded lectures, and submit and connect with my peers via Moodle. That has always seemed perfect for me. Anyway, most accredited school (if not all) require at least some participation in a real-life class setting (even if by Zoom). So, I’ll just be staying at United until graduation. Most of the time I feel like I don’t fit (as Nebraskan trying to fit into Minnesota’s culture), but I absolutely love my classmates that I’m friends with on Facebook and my professors that I’ve gotten to know.
- Working at Walmart. Good news, I got a raise! A .22 cent raise, but whatever works. Finally starting to save up some money for the future!
- Thinking of the future. Kristin has hinted that she’ll be moving out when Brendan graduates so they can live together, and while I’m stressed that I’ve got all the bills to pay once she moves out, I’m looking forward to having this place to just me and Jacob. I can’t wait to decorate it as I please and turn Kristin’s bedroom into me and Jacob’s office. I’m hoping, with money saved up, to get more of my own furniture and start living like a real adult.
Well, that’s all folks!
Happy Ash Wednesday! And have a thoughtful Lent.
Alleluia and Amen.