The One with Summer School

Between weddings and puppy eye infections and exams and lab reports, this month is kicking my behind.  Summer school is exhausting.  The testing center lost an exam.  The lab manual was printed incorrectly.  I start a new job in a couple of weeks and have piles of curriculum to master.  And shoot, there’s just a lot of balls in the air right now.

But as I walked through my new campus yesterday, my heart was filled with hope.  What a sweet place we’ve found for ourselves, here in Baltimore.  And what incredible opportunities have shown themselves here.  In the midst of the busy and the crazy, we’ve found a sweet spot.  And more importantly, we’ve found a renewed spirit.  The past few years have been so wild, so filled with change and struggle.  We’ve grown so much and we’re still learning.  But God is moving and shaping us here in such visible ways that it’s hard not to be moved by the beauty of it all.  This unexpected city has seen us blossom.  And none of it was in our plan.

So in the midst of summer school madness, I’m balancing the busy with the beauty, and I’m remembering what it’s like to rejoice.  Amen and amen.

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