Wednesday, September 03, 2008

School's In

A whole barrelfull of reading.
Ineffectual a/c on the side of the library where the study carrels are.
Textbooks that are even more expensive this year than last year.
Not enough hours in the day to get everything done.

Nevertheless, I'm so happy to be back at seminary.

The choir rocked today at noon Eucharist with the Mozambiquen "Nzamuranza" accompanied by drums. Since it was a big-deal service with all the faculty processing in academic robes, we had the treat of a beloved professor drumming in her Yale robes. A once-in-a-lifetime and priceless visual - she was awesome.

Tomorrow is my wonderful Conflict and Congregational Leadership class, and in the evening it's the equally wonderful Spiritual Direction class. The latter is one offered at another institution in our theological consortium in Your Nation's Capital. Sort of a challenge to get over to the other side of town at rush hour, but the class is worth it. Feeds the soul.

I'm looking forward to being on Chapel Team next week, officiating at Morning Prayer and being psalmist and acolyte for the Wednesday noon Community Eucharist. Plus I get to preach in chapel on Thursday, and the sermon's already done.

Life is good! Now if I could only figure out how to get ALL the reading done for the Anglican Thought class I'm auditing...

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