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I'm considering what I might do after I finish school. I have several ideas.
1. I eventually want to get a PhD in theology. That's an ultimate goal, hopefully to be completed by the time I'm 45.
2. I'm considering traveling. I'd like to take a pilgrimage to Wyoming. I'm also considering traveling through Latin America for several years, and perhaps studying in Buenos Aires.
3. I eventually want to settle in the Johnson City area. I imagine that my ministry work will involve travel, maybe ministering in multiple congregations, teaching, organizing, and ecumenical work.

I still have yet to see how all of this will play out, and I'm excited to see the path that lies before me. All I know is that I'm following Jesus every step of the way.

In other news, I've been using a prayerbook by Phyllis Tickle. Phyllis Tickle is an Episcopal author and speaker, and she has compiled prayers to be prayed throughout the day. I've really been enjoying using these devotionally. It's so nice to be able to return to Scripture several times through the day.

Anywho, that's all I've got for now. I should work on papers.
Hey y'all.

I've been busy. Here's the long and the short of it.

I'm busy studying away at school. Next summer, my academic dean is giving me a full scholarship to move up and study full time, so I'm gonna do it. I'm excited about it, and I'm also a bit nervous to live up north.

I'm working hard. Too much. But I gotta pay the bills.

I'm officially in the ordination process in the United Church of Christ! I'm super-excited about this, and I'm looking forward to what my future in ministry is gonna look like.

Anywho, I'm working on papers for school now. Ttyl.
Mmmmkay. So this week was rather eventful. There were some good things and some bad things.

Thursday October 2
This night was deacon's meeting. And when I arrived that I would be on the agenda to present myself as a candidate for member-in-discernment status. I had planned on this happening next month, so I was a bit surprised and unprepared. But everything went well and they voted to accept me as a member-in-discernment. Yay!
So my next step in the ordination process is to go before a committee of the association in a few months.

Friday, October 3
I left my job waiting tables. I've been working way too much and I've been really stressed. I just couldn't do it anymore.

Sunday, October 5
I had a rear-end collision in my car. My Buick is now totaled.

Friday, October 10
I worked a double shift. Then about 1am Saturday morning, the cops bang on my door. My Buick had burst into flames and was engulfed. It is now completely destroyed.

Saturday, October 11
Gay marriage becomes legal in NC. What??


So that's where I'm at. It has been a roller coaster. I am still freaking out a bit about the car stuff. But I am certain about one thing. I'm where I need to be in terms of school and ministry. I really feel that I am doing the work that God has called me to. And so now I just need the strength to get through each day. Because it can be really tough.

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I'm considering what I might do after I finish school. I have several ideas.
1. I eventually want to get a PhD in theology. That's an ultimate goal, hopefully to be completed by the time I'm 45.
2. I'm considering traveling. I'd like to take a pilgrimage to Wyoming. I'm also considering traveling through Latin America for several years, and perhaps studying in Buenos Aires.
3. I eventually want to settle in the Johnson City area. I imagine that my ministry work will involve travel, maybe ministering in multiple congregations, teaching, organizing, and ecumenical work.

I still have yet to see how all of this will play out, and I'm excited to see the path that lies before me. All I know is that I'm following Jesus every step of the way.

In other news, I've been using a prayerbook by Phyllis Tickle. Phyllis Tickle is an Episcopal author and speaker, and she has compiled prayers to be prayed throughout the day. I've really been enjoying using these devotionally. It's so nice to be able to return to Scripture several times through the day.

Anywho, that's all I've got for now. I should work on papers.

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