This morning, at 8am, I begin my test toward becoming a Certified Parliamentarian. I have studied hard, and I hope to pass.
Outcomes are never certain, particularly in tests; I would like to be better prepared. But here I am. Faced with an hour and a half before I take my place, I will not use all my time to review. I want to spend part of my morning praising and giving thanks to God. He is the author of my life, and the giver of the freedoms and opportunities I enjoy. My study would be nothing without him.
Whether or not I pass, the test has fulfilled its purpose, to encourage me to further, detailed study of parliamentary procedure such that I am much better prepared for advising and carrying out the principles and process of democracy.
Not that passing the test would be a bad thing ;-).
Now, a final set of quotes:
I'm going in....