Things are a bit tough right now.

My practicum is not going so well, for a variety of reasons.

One of the reasons is unclear communication. I have tried to take the blame or ownership because it seems expedient, but the truth of the matter is that there are expectations that I have not fulfilled because I didn't know they were expectations.
If they had told me to do x, y, or z, I would have done it.

It's a tough spot.

Pascha and Holy week went well, I think. It was nice. sadly Laurenn has been sick so she didn't make it to church this week.


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there's a lot going on.

Sharing the conducting responsibilities for Holy Week? Check.
Final Two weeks of practicum/B.Ed? Check.
Sick Family? Check.




Have I mentioned my disdain for self-referential art? please note, let the record state, it is nigh impossible to make art of something like this.



As I enter yet another year, I am grateful. I have been given much, health, security, hope, but most importantly, Love.

and I mean it. Whenever I doubt God or wonder if its possible that God doesn't exist, I try to figure out where love originated. Some people call it chemicals in our brain, and some call it math, and no doubt they both are a part of it, but they fail to explain the origin of selfless love, and a satisfactory answer other than Jesus has not shown up yet, so I continue to go to church even when I don't feel like it, so that if nothing else, by my actions, I remind myself that I am and try to become more, thankful.

and now to show my son that gratitude is what its all about. Even though I do act entitled from time to time.