One of my favorite parts of working in the education world is the cyclical nature of my job. Fall is a time of new beginnings, the Christmas season is full of landmark events in the music world and serves as a time of evaluation of the fall’s work, winter is a time of buckling down and grinding out the hard work necessary to accomplish the goals for the year, spring is a mad dash of concerts, recitals, exams and then there is summer, a time of reflection and rest (sort of). The time we are in right now (the first two weeks of August) is kind of a in-between time, summer is over but fall isn’t here. For me this is a time of anticipation and preparation. During these weeks, I become excited about the fall and all the new faces as well as familiar ones that will be filling the empty spaces on campus as we begin the work (once again) of becoming good stewards of God’s gifts to us. I can hardly wait…lets do that work together!!