Tomorrow I will speak for the second time to the Commision on Ministry of the Diocese of Springfield. It’s interesting that I am no longer nervous.
I’ve spent more than a year at study, and had a huge job change which has had challenges, and what seems like a lot of personal ups and downs. Yet, I’ve emerged not nervous, not doubtful, just called. It’s as if the angels appeared and once again spoke the words, “Be not afraid.”
Looking back a few years now to the beginning of this process, a different scene existed. One where I was the living embodiment of Exodus 4:13 constantly praying “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.”
Was it the education, the practice, the daily office, the Sunday school teaching? Of all of the ministries I’ve engaged these last year’s two have stood above the rest Eucharistic visiting, and serving in my role as Executive Director of a Faith Based nonprofit. I pray that each will continue as a part of my path. The other truly exciting thing has been the change in my husband who has always embraced service, but now embraces service ministry. God has been at work in both of our lives.
May his work in us continue.