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Final Semester Hurdles
« on: November 13, 2006, 11:54:49 AM »
I'm trying to overcome some rather major obstacles to a smooth completion of the current semester which, if not properly dealt with, could give rise to more substantial difficulties in the near future. Please pray that the Lord continue to manifest His never-ending Mercies in spite of my ever-growing laxity towards my studies.

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Re: Final Semester Hurdles
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2006, 05:10:43 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Final Semester Hurdles
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2006, 08:25:50 PM »
Lord, have mercy.

Dear Lord, please help your servant Ekhristos Anesti and grant him success in all his plans and tasks.
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Re: Final Semester Hurdles
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2006, 08:53:52 PM »
Lord give Him Strength,
And give us all strength in our endeavours ahead, as well.

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Re: Final Semester Hurdles
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2006, 01:18:48 AM »
Dear EA
You are a seminarian?

If so, I once went to a theological school (I was protestant then). Your laxity to your studies may be a good thing. Perhaps you are realizing that it's not all about the books and the debates. It still comes down to people's messy lives and seeking the Kingdom of God and working out our salvation on this very messy playing field. That's a good thing!

But, everyone has a job. I go to work every day, Mon - Fri and though some days I'd rather be somewhere else, I do my job. You're studies are your job. Though you may not be infatuated with them or idolize them as maybe you once did, you still have a responsibility to them.

NOW is s very good time to learn how to put in that honest effort even though you're not emotionally into what you are doing. If you are a theological student, this will take you VERY far in the priesthood or diaconate. If you are getting your MBA (or whatever) it will also take you very far in whatever vocation you choose.

Do your job (keep up with your studies). Pray. Work out your salvation with fear and trembling.

May the Lord show you His mercy and love.

P.S. if this is off mark or not at all helpful, I apologize in advance and please just hit your mental delete button!
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Re: Final Semester Hurdles
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2006, 06:49:01 AM »
Thank you all for your prayers, they have been heard and an umpteenth chance has been given.

Dear BA,

I am not a seminarian, but your advice is still quite useful and applicable, so thank you.
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Re: Final Semester Hurdles
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2006, 07:15:43 AM »
I'm trying to overcome some rather major obstacles to a smooth completion of the current semester which, if not properly dealt with, could give rise to more substantial difficulties in the near future. Please pray that the Lord continue to manifest His never-ending Mercies in spite of my ever-growing laxity towards my studies.



Oh Triune God, have mercy on your servant Ekhristos Anesti, and grant him strength to overcome his academic difficulties, for we have no helper in hardships but You.

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Re: Final Semester Hurdles
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2006, 11:51:35 AM »
Lord have mercy, and guide your servant into Truth while he studies for and then undergoes his examinations.

Let us know how you do! I'm sure you'll do fine, EA!
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