Posts Tagged ‘preview’

Yet Another Rude Awakening

March 9, 2012

These past two weeks, I have been appalled, shocked and dismayed as I have investigated “Christian” colleges that my daughter is interested in attending and heard reports of several state universities.  I’m not sure which surprised me more (albeit, I realize I’m a morally straight-up, nicely sheltered prude…. and proud of it most of the time) the fact that a professor at a nearby “professing” Christian college relayed to me that less than half the staff THAT TEACH at the college believe that the Bible is inerrant…. OR…. the fact that the dorms at the big state college here in town have co-ed dorms and BATHROOMS!  WHAT?  SO much has changed since our college days… oh…. my…. word.

With my daughter by my side, we introduced ourselves to a psychology prof whom she would be taking classes from if she attended the school we were touring.  He asked if I had any questions.  Boy howdy, did I!  My first one was about the professors believing the Bible’s innerrancy…..my second was an inquiry about his personal beliefs and worldview.  I didn’t reserve these questions solely to the psychology department…. I thought it was even more apropos to ask the dean of the Christian studies program.  “Most of the profs in the Christian Studies department believe like you do, Mrs. Crosby.”  MOST!?!  I’m more concerned about the few that don’t…. EVEN having a teaching job in that department.  Good gravy!

(Here’s my daughter with her suitcase packed ready to jump on the college train.)

My questioning ended with the Christian Studies gentleman with an inquiry if there were any required religious courses.  He quite satisfactorily affirmed that yes, all students must take Worldview.  (That could be good or bad, depending on what that prof believes!!!)  Larisa chimed in at that moment and said that she had already taken Worldview.  The prof asked what college she is transferring from.  She replied that she is a senior in high school.  He then cross-examined about what school teaches Worldview.  “I’m homeschooled,” she answered.  With eyes as big as the free frizbees they were giving away, he turned back to me and queried in disbelief, “YOU taught Worldview to your highschool homeschooler?”  “Yes,” I admitted a little more timidly than my questions had been delivered, “I thought it was really important.”  He actually shook his head at me.

After my questions were exhausted… as well as my little brain trying desperately to wrap itself around these ideas that are accepted by most now-a-days…. my daughter turned to me and said, “Wow, Mom, those were tough questions.  I didn’t know you were going to ask questions like that.  Good job.”  What was I supposed to be asking?  “Do you give scholarships for being really cute?” (I wish!)

I’m feeling older and more prudish as each day passes.  I’m relating more to Noah than to the world we are surrounded by.  In and not of, baby.  All the way.

Guess Who’s Going off to College????

February 16, 2012

Yes, this is the same baby girl who was squeezing her arm in the photo two blogs ago.  In the last week Larisa was accepted at the college of her choice, passed the requirements to qualify for a scholarship, was nominated for the scholarship and is flying out in two weeks to interview for the very same scholarship.  Since conception we have told her that God blesses obedience and this is one more example of Him taking care of all the details…. following years of obedience on her part.  It does a mother’s heart good. 

Yes, she has been by my side homeschooling for 11 years.  Yes, it will leave a HUGE hole in our home when she goes away.  Yes, I am proud of her.  Yes, I want to keep her here tight with me.  Yes, I want her to go and have fun at college and pursue her dreams.  Yes, I want her to live at home forever.  Ok, that last one wasn’t entirely true, but you get the picture.

You know the old saying, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”  I disagree.  If it’s God’s basket, you’re good.  She has also applied to three other colleges, but they are not the schools she is dreaming about.  Next week we are going to a local Christian college for dinner and preview night.  I haven’t been to a college (except for a graduation) for 22 years.  I’ve heard things have changed a bit while I’ve been growing up.  We’ll see.

Bursting my buttons, once again, at the blessing this girl has been in my life.  She is amazing and I love her.