Last Thursday evening’s participation in the Library was packed with high-spirited merriment! Yes, I know! Libraries are designed to be quiet places of reading, taking test, working on assignments, as well as a place where you can THINK WITHOUT NOISE. Being the “extra-ordinary” librarian that I am (for Tuesday and Thursday evenings), I position a dish of candy on my desk for the students to gain a bit of encouragement to sit through a 2 ½ hour class. So, when they get their 15-minute break, a flood of students flows into the Library for the reason that it has been publicized the Librarian has CHOCOLATE on her desk. (I never see most of these faces otherwise. HA!) This particular evening, they felt I should know what goes on in my husband’s classes. Several students shared. But, the most true-to-life, energizing routine goes to the female student reenacting a teaching/preaching performance from my husband’s class.
Moral of the story: Be careful what impressions you make. They are LONG-LASTING!
“The wicked bluff their way through, but the virtuous think before they act” (Proverbs 21:29, NLT).
In 2014, I finally earned my associate degree in Bible after a 30-year absence from college life. During this auspicious interval of my life, I had the privilege of helping in the college library. And it was there, at Carolina College of Biblical Studies in Fayetteville, North Carolina, that I was motivated to write, and did in fact write my “Episodes in the Library!”