Fr. Shawn P. Tunink

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Why All the Snow?

February 25th, 2013, by Fr. Shawn P. Tunink

15 inches of snow last week, now another 15 on the way. Many people in Kansas are asking, “What happened all the sudden?” I have a confession…It’s all my fault.

I recently spoke with my thesis director from seminary regarding a tiny paper I’ve been putting off writing for the last five years. He told me that if I could get him a draft by the middle of March and be complete by April 1st I could graduate at the convocation in May. I already have a Master of Divinity and a Sacred Theology Baccalaureate. This is for my Sacred Theology Licentiate (STL), sort of a Church master’s degree.

At any rate, I kind of made it my Lenten penance to finish this thing up. I also kind of asked God to help me…and now you understand why we’re having all these snow days and how it is in fact all my fault. God has left me snowed in to the rectory with only my laptop, hundreds of articles to read…and a style guide. The good news is that I only had about 20 pages when Lent started and I’m now at 37. I also managed to figure out how to get Microsoft Word to correctly place page numbers according to the convoluted mess contained in the above mentioned style guide.

So, please pray for me…you might get another snow day!

1 Response to Why All the Snow?

  1. Nancy McDowell

    Ah so…thanks a bunch! I knew there was a reason why God would have let us think we had a nice mild winter and then save it all for Lent. More penance for you! But seriously, good luck with your thesis. I know it will be excellent.

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