So I've been at my internship for 4+ months already. It doesn't seem possible, really. On one hand it seems like I've been here for a while. But on the other hand is seems like only last week that I was moving stuff out of the seminary dorm and into my car to begin the move here. So I have completed one third of my internship. I'd like to think that I've grown into my calling as pastor, but really all it feels like I've grown in is my sweater collection. I know that it is always hardest to tell we've changed when we're in the midst of things, and so it will be on looking back at my time here that I will realize how much I've grown. But really I'd like to be able to have some idea right now. Like when I was little, and my parents would measure my height on the wall. It was easy to see the growth there. Mark, age 8 was drastically taller than Mark, age 7. I appreciated the visible growth. There's not the same measuring tools on internship. No wall or pencil marks. It's frustrating.
Anyway, the New Year is closing in on us!! I hope you all have a great end to 2004 and I wish you all the greatest blessings in the New Year!