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Offline Papist

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Help with School and Work
« on: July 17, 2013, 12:21:15 AM »
I'm sorry to be asking for prayers for myself, but I am on the verge of burn out. At the beginning of the summer I signed up for four classes thinking that I would not have to work until august. However, because of how things turned out, I ended up with a full time job (thanks be to God!) but I kept my classes.

At this point in the summer, I am studying a ridiculous number of hours each day, and I'm falling behind on assignments. Additionally, I am just exhausted at work.  Please pray for me to get a second wind.
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Re: Help with School and Work
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2013, 01:05:49 AM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: Help with School and Work
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2013, 01:07:02 AM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: Help with School and Work
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2013, 07:35:01 AM »
Lord, have mercy on Papist.

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Re: Help with School and Work
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2013, 10:31:13 AM »
Lord, have mercy!

What are you studying?
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Re: Help with School and Work
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2013, 11:45:41 AM »
Lord, have mercy!

What are you studying?
Finishing up my course work for my MA in philosophy. Currently taking: Contemporary Philosophy, Natural Theology, Plato's Republic, and Research and Design for Thesis Students. I will be writing my thesis this fall and hopefully graduating in December. Then applications to doctoral studies.
"For, by its immensity, the divine substance surpasses every form that our intellect reaches. Thus we are unable to apprehend it by knowing what it is. Yet we are able to have some knowledge of it by knowing what it is not." - St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa contra gentiles, I, 14.

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Re: Help with School and Work
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2013, 12:15:05 PM »
I feel your pain. I studied Philosophy many moons ago. There is no sure fire headache like it.

Lord have mercy.

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Re: Help with School and Work
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2013, 12:31:09 PM »
Lord have mercy.
Psalm 37:23 The Lord guides a man safely in the way he should go.

Prov. 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.

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Re: Help with School and Work
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2013, 12:34:08 PM »
Lord, have mercy!

What are you studying?
Finishing up my course work for my MA in philosophy. Currently taking: Contemporary Philosophy, Natural Theology, Plato's Republic, and Research and Design for Thesis Students. I will be writing my thesis this fall and hopefully graduating in December. Then applications to doctoral studies.

Impressive. Good luck!
That is the land of lost content,          
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The happy highways where I went   
  And cannot come again.
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