A group of us met this morning for peer supervision. If you've done CPE or similar training, you're probably done this; one of us presents a "case" or scenario and then we discuss his or her reactions. The idea is not to offer "solutions" to whatever dilemmas have come up, but rather to help the director explore and process his her own responses and thereby improve his or her listening capacity.
We met this morning at one of our homes near the
Bering Strait lake and, while the guys abandoned us, the women decided to go for a post-discussion walk. We had been talking earlier about "summery" and "wintery" Christians, and it quickly became apparent who is who. Those optimistic summery girls are way out there. That's me in the black coat, along with my wintery friend. (I did finally venture out onto the dock -- but I didn't think it was fun.)