Our seminary 'intensive' programme is over and today the new semester starts. I am sitting in the biggest lecture room on the campus - all by myself - trying to plan my life for the next few days at least. But I am so glad of time to breathe - by the end of our three week 'intensive' I was pretty much all used up. I suspect this is to do with the fact that I am not a good classroom person. I do struggle to sit through lectures, for one reason or another.
So, now I feel a sense of freedom as I am back to my internship programme - I am SO glad that the seminary has been able to show flexibility in meeting people's various educational needs.
Outside the windows construction workers are still finishing off the chapel and the grounds. Noise of hammering and drills. There are students wandering around waiting for a lecture that starts in about ten minutes. There is a real sense of things happening that gives me a feeling of optimism about the seminary and ultimately about the church.
God is good.