danacox31

Hoping to share the love, joy, and grace I have received in my own life.

Alright, Alright! I’m going!

on July 19, 2017

O.K., O.K., I get it!  Yesterday, one of my friends made sure that I read the day’s devotion from Upper Room. It was called “Saying ‘Yes'” and began with 2 Timothy 1:7 (God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.) Today, a podcast I subscribe to was titled, “Believing God’s Call” and was about the story of Moses and a message from Paul to the Romans showing us why it’s possible to believe God’s call in our lives, even if it seems surprising or impossible, and that God will give us all we need to reply to His call.

I hear you, God! This is such a giant leap and I cannot believe it is me, Dana Cox, following this call. It seems far too extraordinary for me, yet I know that God will help me get everything I need to begin this huge new journey.  I have been accepted and have committed myself to the Master of Divinity program at University of Dubuque Theological Seminary in Iowa.  I will be a full-time residential student.  This means that for the next four years, I will reside at the seminary two weeks each August (beginning Saturday, August 5, 2017!) and one week each January.  I will also be at the seminary each Monday for all of the fall and spring semesters in these four years.  It’s a commitment made as much by my family as it is by me.  We all have decided to answer this call.

That brings me to the hard part, a humble request…I am in need of some help to get started on this new and exciting journey.  For that I set up a GoFundMe account (you can check it out here.)  I am humbled to ask for funds to help my family make it through the next few weeks as I will not have wages for the two weeks that I will be at the seminary.  I also have many out of pocket expenses such as: books, gas, lodging, and one meal each day.  I cannot tell you how much any help would be a blessing and I look forward to continuing the journey on this path to become a pastor.  I will continue this blog and pray that you will all stay with me on the amazing ride.

 

 


One response to “Alright, Alright! I’m going!

  1. Deb says:

    Look at the app Mileup you log your miles and earn giftcards. A girl I follow uses it and said it’s legit.

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