Thursday, March 7, 2013

loaded up

Whew.  It's been a full day.  A good one, but boy, I am beat.  I finished my grading tonight and sent in my semester grades.  I'm glad to have it out of the way.  I need to do more work, but I am pretty much brain dead at this point and planning to turn in quite soon.

Today was the first day of the new semester.  I had my first class with the seniors. Next week I add another with the rest of them. These two aren't really academic classes, per se - more like a time for them to reflect personally and theologically on what it means to be in ministry, how they can build community, and how they can be a community and support each other.  Should be really good - today certainly was. 

entrance to the Episcopal seminary in Port-au-Prince
Today's activities:

--eat breakfast very early
--officiate Morning Prayer
--celebrate the Eucharist with my sisters
--head downtown at rush hour
--first class with the seniors - reflecting on 1 Corinthians 12 today
--meeting with the dean
--catching up in person with a former seminary English teacher back for a visit from the States
--celebrate the Eucharist with the seminarians
--a few minutes to finish the above conversation
--English class with the first year seminarians
--English class with the second year seminarians
--return during rush hour, dropping off a couple of children on the way

rush hour on the Route de Delmas
--eat bouillie de banane and a roll with peanut butter - just the thing
--take out trash and stop to pet the puppies, which just makes me happy

the puppies earlier this week
 --work on last stack of grading and on calculating grades for the end of first semester
--officiate Compline
--work on the grade report and finally send it in, giving thanks that there is power and therefore email tonight
--decide to stay online for a few minutes. This may or may not be a good idea, but it's the time I have today, and who knows if there will be power tomorrow.

loaded up
Here's the thing I have to work out for next week.  Where is my meditation here? the rest of my prayer time and so on? I've been talking to God all day here and there, of course, but I didn't manage to get up as early as I had hoped because I was up past midnight preparing for class. It's been a busy week.  So I guess it will be tonight before bed, which is hardly ideal.  Tomorrow, meditation first thing; I'm not going anywhere at all as far as I know.

Fortunately next Thursday won't be quite so crazy, since I will have a few moments of quiet during the day - not many, but I'll have them. 

Meanwhile, I have a huge fair linen to iron and send off - 84"x108" if I remember correctly. This is going to be a challenge!

And I'm preaching Sunday at the cathedral, so there's my sermon to finish. In French. Feel free to pray! It's only the second time I've done this. 

It's been a good day.   A very full one.  I think I'll sleep well tonight!  I hope you all will too.

evening falls over Port-au-Prince

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Sarah. Life in Haiti is full and wonder-full. Praying. Do you use the RCL? Is it the Prodigal on Sunday?