Tuesday, November 10, 2009


So - throughout my courses in biblical history and theology, the number "40" has come up a lot.  For instance - the first account of the Great Flood (i.e. Noah's Ark) happened in 40 days.  Moses was up on the mountain receiving Torad (i.e. the Ten Commandments) from God for 40 days.  Jesus spent 40 days in the desert before he entered Jerusalem (which, subsequently, is why there are 40 days in Lent).

But today I got a new meaning to the number 40.

40 now means to me the number of pages worth of questionnaires to fill out for my upcoming psychological evaluation that is required for my ordination.



Oh, yeah - and they need to be filled out by Monday.


AND - I have three online "inventories" (I have no idea what that means) to fill out by Monday as well.

THREE inventories - you know, kind of like the trinity.

All by Monday.

And I have to preach on Sunday.

I can only hope that - after ALL of this - they declare me sane enough for ordained ministry.  Because, seriously ...

... you all think I'm sane, right?


  1. It's nice to know that the UMC isn't the only denomination that rakes their candidates over the coals. I've been thru 2 psych evals, both of which we took a computer inventory that was 600 questions of ridiculous! Good luck...I feel your pain. Hence my last blog post!

  2. haha.. Totally think you're sane.. but whoa on the 40 pages. WHOA.WHOA.WHOA. You're going to have to take a dinner break in between answering questions. Good gosh!

  3. I LOVE THIS PHOTO!!!! I also think it's hilarious that you have three online inventories to fill out and you don't know what that means. Ha!!! Again, LOVE the photo with this post!


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