Last week, our college group from Live Oak took a trip to Gatlinburg, TN, with the intent on skiing; however, due to the massive snow storm that rolled through that weekend, we were snowed in, unable to leave our cabin for two days. We finally got the bus down the mountain and had to hike down (0.7 miles) in order to go anywhere. It made for quite an interesting experience, nothing like any of us had expected going into the trip.
It made it incredible though.. those are the life experiences you never forget. Breaking out of the mold, out of the norm, and living life as it comes, without a care in the world, trusting God to meet your every need (we were in dire need of groceries, but God was able to provide).
The snow covered mountains were absolutely beautiful (click here for the Gatlinburg album or here for many of the same pictures, just with cool filters on them, in the Instagram album). I've seen them in the snow before but this year they seemed to stand out even more than ever before. Overall, it was definitely a great trip to get me refreshed before the start of the new semester, which starts in the morning.
Last semester, I got all A's, so after 47 hours of seminary courses, I have a 3.89 overall GPA which isn't too shabby, if I must say so myself =) This semester should be a really interesting one, but a couple courses are going to be a heavy workload. I'm taking: Introductory Hebrew Grammar (one of the heavy workloads), Biblical Hermeneutics (the primary workload), New Testament Survey, American Denominations, and History of Christianity: Early-Medieval. I'm excited about all of the courses though so it should be a fantastical semester.
Stay tuned. More to come later. Year in review is still waiting in the wing (the G-burg trip put a wedge in my resolution to update more frequently).