Posted by: berencamlost | 2009 March 11

Degree or No Degree. That is the Question.

Brett Getting a Degree

Brett Getting a Degree

For some time now a friend of mine has been bugging me about finishing up my degree.  A co-worker has brought it up to me before as well.  I have always rejected the idea due to the time that would be involved and the uselessness of a Bible degree for someone working in the computer field.  Finally, I checked on what it would take, out of curiousity.

Well, it seems I am 21 credits shy of my Bachelors degree, and most of the classes I need are offered online.  Also, given that I work for the institution that I would be getting my degree at, I get a substantial discount- to the degree where the cost isn’t really an issue.

Now, I am still curious as to what benefits having a degree will give me, but everyone I’ve ever spoken to said it can only help.  But, I’ve been praying about this, and wondering if I should go through with this.  So, like most limited-faith men, I put out a fleece.  “God”, I said, “if you want me to get my degree, then make my wife 100% behind me on this.  If she is even at all hesitant, than forget it.”

Well, my wife is behind me on this, and willing to support me 100% in this.

I guess all excuses are behind me, and it’s time for me to get ready to go back to school.  I plan on doing online courses this summer, next fall, and next spring, and have my degree come May 2010.  I started attending Multnomah in 1992.  Strange that it would take me 18 years to finish what I started.  But, God leads us all along different paths.

I will require prayer to finish this.  Please remember me in your prayers.

P.S.  I guess my wife told me before to finish my degree, but I’m too forgetful to remember that fact.


Responses

  1. Hey love,

    You forgot that I have been bugging you as well to finish your degree especially since you have worked at Multnomah and you can get a discount.


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