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Doin' Seminary: Tips for Surviving Year 1

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.      He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters;      he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths     for his name’s sake.  Even though I walk through the darkest valley,     I fear no evil; for you are with me;     your rod and your staff—     they comfort me.  You prepare a table before me     in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil;     my cup overflows.  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me     all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord     my whole life long. - Psalm 23, NRSV                         There is no easy way of describing the first year of seminary.       It was both fun and challenging.       It was both a spiritually formative experience and a scholarly meat grinder.       It was a mix of great and not-so-great.  As with most new experiences, there will always be things that you l