What a year it has been! So much to be grateful for. And so much to hold in prayer, so much in need of healing, restoration.
For those of us in the U.S., we anticipate the historic inauguration of our first Black President (and I gather that much of the rest of the world is interested in this story.) However one might feel about the results of the November election, my prayer is that this man will be able to put us on the path of healing some of the divisions and polarities that have become so entrenched in our society, even in our families.
My religious congregation this year has a new leadership team and some exciting challenges we have identified to guide our zeal for the mission of Jesus over the next 5 years.
At work, I have found renewed enthusiasm for the ministry of teaching and being present with the young adults who are a big part of my joy.
And let’s not forget the techie side of things…our IT department has invested in a product called “Wimba Classroom”, which is going to make it much easier to meet my teaching obligations even with the brutal travel schedule required of me this year. One of the reasons you haven’t seen a lot of posts from me over the past week is that I’m repackaging some of my course materials to take full advantage of the new technology in such a way that it results in deeper understanding of difficult concepts.
I’m spending a quiet evening in reflection and prayer tonight. I will keep you all in my prayers for a peaceful and blessed 2009.