Tomorrow is a real day off. Oh, I'm looking forward to it. Even though I'll be working on my syllabus for teaching at the seminary in the Spring, it's OK. I'll enjoy doing that.
Life is at warp-speed again...just want to do too much, I guess. New classes (lots of them), Taize prayer services, a new theater ministry, social justice movie night...it's endless!
Health seems to be improving finally. I've had two gammuglobulin infusions, neither of which seemed to do much, but this next time I'll finally be WELL when I get all those new antibodies, so hopefully they'll actually have a chance to keep me well. That's the gameplan.
I'm teaching the intro the pastoral care class at Brite, January - May, on Wednesday and Friday mornings at 8 a.m. Last time I taught this I used what Andy Lester taught us, but this time I think I'll add more of my own stuff...Wondering how to teach people to care. Any thoughts out there? Emphasis on self-knowledge...I definitely want to include a class day on that. Self-care and some spiritual disciplines for pastors. Will probably show the film "Ordinary People" again as a way for them to analyze and think through the care they offer. Ideas? What do you wish seminary taught you about pastoral care?