Tonight I am getting geared up to watch Game 4 of the Boston Bruins vs. New York Rangers playoff series… I’m hoping to see the Bruins sweep the series in 4!
At the beginning of May I finished up my first year at Duke Divinity School! The Spring semester this year absolutely kicked my butt. I worked harder than I ever have in school and, honestly, got some of the worst grades on assignments I’ve ever seen. It was very challenging, but I learned so much. Fortunately, my identity is not found in my academic performance.
This Sunday I will be starting my Summer Field Education placement at Concord UMC in community of Eli Whitney, which is about 15 miles west of Chapel Hill, NC. It is a small rural congregation that has a very active community garden where the community works together to grow food. I’m so excited to be a part of the church for a few months! I will be doing everything from preaching and teaching to leading VBS to sitting in on meetings and visiting the sick of the community.
In other news… Leah got accepted to Duke Divinity School for the MDiv program starting in August! She wants to get a theological degree as a foundation for a future in counseling. We are both extremely excited about the Fall! Judah will be starting pre-school (already!) when Leah goes back to school. So… the entire Irby family will be in school at the same time.
Please keep us in your prayers!