Amber Redmer is a current GCD student, enrolled in our Summer Semester. As a single mother of 5, she has decided to pursue her degree, through our online degree program. Read more to hear her thoughts and encouragements on powering through this summer semester.
Even while pursuing higher learning, it is important to take time to enjoy the seasons. The spring and summer months breathe life back into us after short and cold winter days. Spring is my favorite time of year, edging out autumn by only the smallest margin. Resurrection Sunday fills Christian hearts with promise and at the same time the emerging crocus and daffodils seem to be celebrating and praising Him with their bright and early blooms.
This semester I was accepted as a transfer student to Grace College of Divinity. It’s incredibly exciting for me and I’m eager to see how God will transform the dreams I have as I continue my academic journey here.
Because I am a single mom of 5 children, online learning has offered me the flexibility I need to complete my degree. The joy of online learning is in its flexibility, but it’s so important to post early and often to really get the most out of each class experience! I have been an online student on and off for several years and the most engaging class experiences were the ones where there was a great deal of participation, formal and casual, from the students.
Be encouraged, be engaged, pursue connection and relationship!
Many blessings to all my fellow classmates this semester!