Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Stretching their Wings

Tomorrow J. takes her son off to school, and her nest will be officially bare. The R.'s will be taking their son off in another couple of weeks, and in another month our nest will be empty as well. I am trying to console myself by focusing on good things, a la Philippians 4:8-9

So this is the University of Chicago, where our daughter will be studying, eating, studying, sleeping and studying some more. They say it is where "the fun comes to die," but she is eager to go. For J., being at the Hogwarts of the Midwest will be fun. They divide up the students into "houses," just like in Harry Potter. She has been sorted into "Coulter" House, and thanks to the miracle of Facebook, has already connected with some of her classmates.

If you are reading this, and know of any Christians on campus--students or faculty--please let us know. Of course there will be InterVarsity; but the church situation will be tricky. The evangelical churches appear to be a) Presbyterian, and not open to women in leadership, which would be a step backward for our daughter, or b) rather "happy-clappy," which doesn't much suit her; or c) too far away.

So I trust that the One who has begun a good work in her will be faithful to complete it.

And in me, as well.

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