Monday, September 29, 2008

sabbatical update 5

Monday morning update

the weekend that was: food and friends – trips to Willunga market and to a local winery. Social catching up with two of the lecturers at Parkin-Wesley. Refreshing.

where i am at the moment: Photo0014.jpg

Tabor College – teaching a class on Living the Bible in a contemporary context with about 22 students. I normally teach this class as a 1 week block course somewhere overseas once a year. The last few years it has been Fuller. This year it is Tabor. Their campus is beautiful – in an old orphanage in a lovely established part of town. The local cafes are great, the technical support has been excellent and I am anticipating an excellent week.

on my to-do list this week: teaching this course well.

procrastinating about: (still) some emails in my inbox. I’m on sabbatical, but they keep rolling in …

next trip: still trying to con friends into houseboating on the Murray River with us. Just about given up.

how i’m feeling about this week: energised and refreshed. I am halfway through my time here and as I jogged this morning, I gave thanks to God for the way that simple things, like no evening meetings, and 2 day weekends, and time with my kids, have started to recharge my soul.

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