I have completed my second to last seminary course. Yeah for me! So good to have that over and done with. It was a good course, excellent in many ways, and I appreciate the opportunity to learn and explore, but mainly, I’m just happy to be done. I noted, probably 6-7 weeks ago, that the weekly homework assignments (which I fell behind on) felt like low-level, constant stress. It produced non insignificant amounts of anxiety. I’m very glad that is over.
Now that that course is behind me I’m looking forward to what is next. I’m very excited about the next – and LAST – class I’ll be taking at Fuller. The course is ML500 Teamwork and Leadership with Shelley Trebesch. I’m headed to Pasadena for two weeks in January for the course. Looking forward to hanging out with some of our Pasadena friends and being on campus for my last class will be wonderful. I’m bummed, however, that I’ll be there sans family. And I know they are bummed too.
Between now and when I head West I’m pondering what is on my plate. This Fall my focus was mainly split between my seminary course and campus ministry at NKU. Of course, that doesn’t include the day-to-day life management of our family and myself. It has been a good, but full, semester. Now that the semester has come to a close and Christmas shopping is almost done, I’m taking stock of things both big and small. No big revelations or realizations. Just life. Very blessed to be surrounded by those who love and care for me. Incredibly grateful for an opportunity to begin and experiment with a new ministry at NKU. Excited for this new year ahead of us…. new baby, new gardens, and many new adventures.
I am realizing that I am overwhelmed by the administrative demands of ministry and our household. Not sure what to do about it, but it just is. I’m hoping that this new year brings some systemic changes that make for easier management (not of people, but stuff, money, etc…). I’ve never felt like I’ve needed an Administrative Assistant, but right now I really wish I had one.
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