of Seminary (for this year, anyway). Seminary ended last Thursday. I thought that I would be happy about it and get to sleep in. In some ways I am happy about it, but I am not sleeping in. In fact, I am getting up even earlier. It must be due to the fact that I am getting to bed earlier, no more late nights doing final preparations for my lesson. When I say earlier, I mean really early. Today it was 3:30 am! That is a bit early for me. I read and studied and then went for an hour long bike ride. Tokyo is great at 5:00 am. It is light and there are not too many people out. I can ride on the sidewalks and not have to dodge the crowds. This morning I rode to Omotesando and Harajuku. It was so quiet. This is the good part about not having seminary. I have three months to study what I want to and go for early morning walks and bike rides.
Walking home from seminary last Wednesday morning I realized that it was almost over for this year. Thinking about not seeing my students for three months caused me to cry for a minute. I will definitely miss the kids that are graduating this year. Friday morning I woke up and started planning for next year and teaching the New Testament. I figured out that if I read 4 pages a day between now and the end of August I should have it finished. I have memorized 5 of the 25 Scripture mastery verses and will learn 2 each week and will have all 25 done before we begin again in September. I am excited to teach again.