The past several weeks, I've been doing a much better job of practicing my guitar outside of band rehearsals. I'm getting more comfortable with my POD. I'm getting more confident overall. I've never been much for solo work on the guitar but, especially since I'm playing electric now, I'm starting to work on it. The internet is making that a lot easier -- I can find tabs for the songs that we're doing, and in some cases, I can find YouTube tutorials.
The best thing I've done to help me improve my playing is to play with a metronome.
The Mount starts back up in a week. As a band, we're ready. I think the rest of the pieces for the service are in place, too. I'm looking forward to getting back into it again.