Oh my goodness, you guys. The semester is almost over. I've survived fall of my Senior year, and in 5 short days, I'll be home for Christmas!
Some items of potential interest....
You know the song "Mary, Did You Know?" It's one of my favorite Christmas songs. By Christmas songs, I don't mean "songs I like to hear at Mass", but one of those songs that I looooooove hearing on the radio. Before I go on, let's check out my new favorite rendition of the song...
I am finally done reading JPII's Theology of the Body. Man, was that an undertaking! It's one of those books that I expect to go back to at least once a year, even if just to skim my underlinings.
One of my professors this semester was Bob Rice- a speaker, musician, youth minister and all-around amazing man. I think I can speak for our whole class by saying that we learned a lot about youth ministry through his class, and we're all excited to have him again next semester for another youth ministry class.
At the beginning of the year, he told us we wouldn't have Youth Ministry class on the last day of class, as he'd be out of town. Last night, we found out why....
(Bob / Professor Rice is on the left; the other man is Chris Padgett, another speaker, musician, and professor here at school)
Oh my goodness you guys this semester is almost over and I have 8 days till I'm home and there's so much to do and ahhhh. These last two weeks have been rough- full of assignments and work and so many things that I just had to do. This week, I've applied for one graduate school, booked plane tickets to another grad school, turned in my 40-page double thesis (**happy dance**). It was so much more exhausting than I thought it would be, and I'm so glad I did it, but I'm also overjoyed to be DONE.
These last 2 weeks have also been filled with stress from work.... there have been a lot of chapel events recently, most of which are time-consuming, such as the 2 1/2 hour Eucharistic praise-and-worship tonight and 4 hour (including set-up and take-down) Mass with our local bishop yesterday. And it's not over.... Monday is a holy day of obligation, and our Bishop is coming again on Thursday! As much as I absolutely love my job, it will be lovely to be able to simply attend liturgies over Christmas break. I need a spiritual reboot!
Have a blessed 2nd Sunday of Advent!
Veni, veni, Emmanuel!