Continuing education

Greetings all!  I am still among the living…I haven’t dropped off the face of the earth.

My week of vacation last week was very relaxing and restful.  My time was jammed pack with a whole lot of nothing.  Of course my wife just rolls her eyes at me when I review my schedule with her.  Then she rolls her eyes some more at me when I try to explain why I am so "tired" and ready for a nap after a long day of doing nothing.  Oh well…at least I am feeling more and more refreshed as time goes by.

Now I am at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN (the seminary I graduated from) for a week of continuing education.  The title of the course I am taking is "Tending Large Life Transitions:  Preaching and Counseling in Weddings, Divorce and Death".  The course is a series of three classes during the week:  Finishing Well: Dying, Death and Continuing Care; Marriage and Divorce Reconsidered; and Preaching Weddings and Funerals.  It is going to be a week packed full of information that will be very useful in my ministry.  And let me tell you…it is so nice to just sit back and be fed for once.

And…in the midst of my relaxing and continuing education, we are being socked with a HEAVY SNOW WARNING.  They are predicting up to 8 inches here.  Wow…winter really needs to let go.

Anyway…that’s my update.  I look forward to sharing some of what I am learning here.  I am already gleaning a lot of good resources.  In the mean time, take care and God bless…

…and I’ll "see" you later.

7 thoughts on “Continuing education

  1. of course, on campus! I can meet for lunch today, or Friday (got stuff Wednesday and
    Thursday) or I could meet for coffee Thursday either a.m. or p.m.) Wednesday is shot. impossible.

    I’ll check back a little later!

  2. On campus today (Tuesday) sounds good to me. We have lunch break from 12noon to 1:30pm. At 1:30 we start a new class on Marriage and Divorce Reconsidered with Rollie Martinson. Should be fun.

  3. how about 12:30 at the campus lunch room for lunch? I’ll try to be a little earlier than that as there is a rush, but it’s cheap and ok food. it’ll be fun. hope I can find a parking space!

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