I am at a compulsory seminar for student ministers. I knew that it would be a break from my busyness, but I'm still surprised at how peaceful it feels to have time to sit and read and write blogs this evening. I am in a room with two others, but they are off somewhere. The mosquitoes are pestilential, but the cool air after the thunderstorm is nice.
The pace of the day has been gentle (apart from the 4.30 am start) and it has been interesting to hear the experiences of other student ministers in their new circuits. It's strange how different and yet how similar these experience are. Generally people have been busy, they have had some unexpected stress and they have felt welcomed and accepted by their congregations.