Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Return of the King

I have been such a slacker at email and blogging lately. I suspect it's that I don't have any papers to write right now. Isn't it always when there is the least amount of time available that we have the most time for email and blogging. I've been on break from school for the last few weeks, so consequently I've been slacking.

I think also I've just been avoiding thinking about things. Despite being on break, I've still fairly busy. And on top of the busyness, there are lots of things that I should be getting done that I'm not. I have an adoption application to finish. There's something in the way of 10 pages of writing to do. And at my church job I'm having trouble recruiting for all of the teaching positions that need to be filled. I've been on break, but because of the church job, I haven't been able to completely relax. Also, I've been having extra trouble with headaches lately. All that comes together give me a block against self-reflection and communication.

So, here's an update. We're having a little trouble with the adoption process again. Guatemala doesn't think that our house is appropriate for children because we share it with three friends from school. Keep in mind here that everyone in the house is having a criminal background check and is being interviewed by our social worker. But appearantly Guatemala rejected the situation our of hand.

Just finished up a series on Advent with the Young Adult class that I teach. We did a different Gospel each week. Each week also had a fun activity attached. We drew pictures with Mark. Matthew had readers' theatre. Luke had action figures, models, and a scale map of Palestine. John had mystical special effects: an Arvo Part sound track, 20 candles, and dry ice. It rocked. We're taking next week off, but I'm thinking of taking a quick look at the Infancy Gospel of Thomas, just for fun. There are lots of great stories in there about child Jesus: truly a holy terror. Just imagine your 4 year old with divine powers.

We made a late decision to visit Melissa's parents for about a week starting on Christmas Day. Trying to figure out if I can make it down to see my family for a day or two.

I'm not very happy that The Daily Show has been on break this week.

I'm now an official member of The Order of Saint Luke now. I've been enjoying praying the daily office for several months now, and it's interesting to now be Brother David, subject to the Rule. It's good to be in community, even in dispersion.

I still have so many people to write to. Christmas. I think I'm afraid to even start. It's just the introverted me that wants to crawl in a hole and hide.

That's it for now.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, David! Mary Ann here. I'll pray for your adoption plans to work out. Sheeyun and I have now begun the process, because my vast age made waiting longer imprudent. We're looking to China, though. (Korea won't like us, we found out, because I'm a decade older than Sheeyun. Such is life, though....)

See you 3 January!

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Blogger Sarah said...

It'd be great to see you if you're passing through town? We could meet you somewhere. Good luck relaxing a little.

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