Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Michaelmas – Looking Back . . . and Forward

Today is Michaelmas.  Long time readers may remember that this day has a lot of memories attached to it for me.

This year, Michaelmas also has me looking forward.  For there is a possibility that, this day next year, I will be about to begin studies for a one year degree (namely an M.S.) at Oxford.  Yes, there would be more at stake this time than my past two Oxford stints.  I would be an official student of the University of Oxford seeking an actual Oxford degree.  Imagine that.

The questions are how viable is that possibility and to what extent should I pursue it.  And I think I have to make a decision on that well before Christmas.  So, yes, all prayers for wisdom would be appreciated.

I’m a bit torn.  I know it would be a wonderful and intellectually profitable experience of a lifetime that would open doors for me.  I also know that it would be hard work that would tax my no longer unlimited energy.  Not to mention I have never endured an Oxford winter.

So, yes, do join me in praying for wisdom and guidance.  Particularly in this area, I want to do what God wants me to do.   

1 comment:

BillB said...


I will pray for wisdom in your discernment. A hard working year at Oxford would be a wonderful thing in my view. I have been to the cities of Oxford and Cambridge visiting the Universities there (as a tourist).

I took a Master of Science from SMU and completed it when I was 58 years old. There were many long nights of studying and I was working full time concurrently. It can be done.