Thanks to my advisor, who prays for me, I at least now have my general topic penned down but I have yet to craft my actual proposal statement or even started on writing the proposal. However; I am collecting my source material by the truck-loads and should have plenty of research material available.
Hopefully after Christmas I will have more time to really sit down and apply myself to this challenge. It will be difficult to devote much time toward it until then. If anyone reading this has any experience writing a doctoral level dissertation, I am open to suggestions and pointers, and as always I appreciate your prayers.