Friday, March 12, 2010

Tired and Satisfied

I have attempted to get to this blog site for several minutes. Each time I thought about logging in, something distracted me and I spent time reading other random information. It just occurred to me that I had never finished what I started. Ah heck, I really hadn't even started!

Tired. That's just what I'll call it. Tired and satisfied.

The last two days have been glorious. Here's the deal ...

I use this incredibly powerful Bible study software tool from Logos. It is so amazing that there is no way I would figure out all of its power on my own and I am a software power user. There isn't much about software that I can't figure out quickly.

There is a training seminar available and I finally had the time and motivation (and every other impetus) to go. I had told Max that when the training came close enough to Omaha for the trip to make sense, there would be nothing to hold me back.

Kansas City!!! I signed up immediately.

Over the course of the last two days I have been floored by the learning and training that happened for me. At one point this morning, tears spurted out of my eyes because I was so gloriously overwhelmed by the power of the software.

The most fun for me has been just simply learning something new. I've had this software for five years and while I've managed to get a lot of great use out of it with my limited knowledge of the techniques, I have full confidence that ... well, honestly, I have full confidence that I would like to repeat this seminar to cement more of the information. I'm just hoping that as I begin to use the tips and tricks that I learned, they will become second nature.

I could go on and on about both the software and the training. If you are interested at all in Bible study, you should begin to invest in this. There's a package that begins at $150.00. The money that you spend on books would be better invested this way. Everything - I mean EVERYTHING - is linked together to aid your study. If you wanted to study Ephesians 1:7 and had purchased A.W. Tozer's collection of books, you would be able to find everything he had to say in any (and all) of his books about Ephesians 1:7.

Yup, I'm a huge fan.

I spent two nights in KC in a great hotel. However, this morning I woke up with pain in my lower back. Most of the time when that happens (after sleeping on an unfamiliar bed), all I need to do is relax for several minutes and the muscles loosen up and I'm fine. Well, this morning I was running late and had to check out, pack up, get moving, drive quickly, park far away (cuz I was late), haul my stuff into the retreat center, get settled and then sit all day. My poor back just kept getting worse and worse.

I drove for 3 hours to get home and by the time I got into the house, I was a mess. I haven't done this in years! The last time things were so awful (this was before I got married), I was at the cabin with a group from Council Bluffs, most had gone home and when I went to the bathroom, I had to call my father in to help me get up. It wasn't quite that bad, but close.

I've been pushing Advil all day, but Max remembered that we had something from the last time the dog hurt her back falling down some steps. There were two little 1/2 pills left and I swallowed 'em.

Yes, things are relaxing in my back. However, I seem to be more easily distracted and am actually feeling a little loopy right now. I can't understand how my 10 pound dachshund functioned!

I was planning on working within my software tonight, but I think that I'll just lean back in the rocking chair, attempt to read a novel and go to bed early. Tomorrow is another day!


cody said...

Headline: local bible scholar dies of puppy drug overdose.

Glad you had a good trip! I downloaded the logos app but haven't used it much yet. I'll have to check it out.

Fran said...

I'm so glad you had a good time and a productive weekend. I know how excited you were and am happy to know that you did enjoy yourself. So sorry about the back, you know I can relate to that and it just sucks, especially when you have to drive.

Love you!