Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Recently Danny offered to help me fill out financial aid forms for the various schools where I've applied. I was so glad to be able to work on it together because, quite frankly, I would have no clue where to begin. One school asked for detailed figures that would give them a picture of where we are at financially. I took a deep breath and read Danny the list. "First we need to know the total cash, checking, savings, and other liquid assets. Then we need investments, stocks, and IRA's." I settled in for a long wait while he calculated all this information. Less than 10 seconds elapsed before he had the answer. Seriously. See, it pays to be married to an accountant!
Dr. Carmen Imes is the Associate Professor of Old Testament at Prairie College in Three Hills, Alberta, and serves the broader church through teaching, speaking, and writing. She earned a PhD in Biblical Theology (Old Testament) from Wheaton College under Dr. Daniel Block, an MA in Biblical Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte), and a BA in Bible and Theology from Multnomah University. She and her husband, Danny, served as missionaries with SIM 15 years. They have three children: Ana, Emma, and Easton.