It has been a busy summer in Sharkey land. Between baseball, swimming, fireflies and fireworks, it has been hard to fit in anything else.
But fit in something else I have. My husband and I decided that now would be a good time for me to go back to college. I have my associates in science of nursing (RN) but I am now back to get my bachelors of science in nursing. Very exciting. I am just now finishing my first course. God has been gracious to me indeed.
After more than 8 years away from collegiate life, His grace has been more than apparent in my gradebook. He has also reminded me of Ecclesiastes 12:11-13 (English Standard Version)
11 The words of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings; they are given by one Shepherd. 12My son, beware of anything beyond these. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh. 13The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.
To me this reminds me that while I am to be a good steward to the gift of intellect that God has blessed me with, that is not where my focus should lie. I am to be grateful for His gifts for me and keep my eyes on Him throughout this process and beyond.