We Can See The End
I know that I have not written since before the storm last weekend. So, I shall begin with that event. The storm was really a non-event for us here in Halifax. We had a lot of wind and at time it was gusting to around 100kms/hr but we had very little rain, the storm passed west of us and really impacted other parts of the Maritimes, which I am sure many of you have heard about. We did lose power here at the residence for over 5 hours, but everyone was safe and sound and that is what mattered.
I have finished my second course this summer and so with 4 weeks down, I now have 2 weeks left before I return to Winnipeg. The time here has flown by, but I will admit, I am missing home and cannot wait to be back in Winnipeg, mosquitoes and all. The course I just finished was Pastoral Foundations and the course that begins on Monday is Worship Foundations. This will mean that at the end of the summer term I will only have 1 more foundational course to do, which I am taking in the fall. I will begin to chose electives which will open up the possible courses I can take next summer. We were talking today and by Christmas I will be 1/3 of the way through the entire course as I will have 10 out of the 30 required credits and after next summer I will be 1/2 way through the course. Time really does seem to speed up, doesn’t it?
Today in our Pastoral Foundation class we studied a case study around clergy self-care and the individual who came to talk to us about this issue was one of the clergy who did care for the families of those who were lost on Swiss Air flight that crashed by Peggy’s Cove. It was a great talk and have made many of us aware of how important it is for us to look after ourselves as well as those who are in our care.
I will be home in 2 weeks and I am looking forward to seeing many of you soon.