Stumbling Through Seminary

Resting

I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned it here, but if I haven’t, I have fibromyalgia. I’ve had it most of my life, so I’ve learned to manage the symptoms pretty well. It’s one of the reasons I’m so strong in my… Continue Reading →

Out on the other side

So, I’ve been quiet here for a bit. I’ve not been missing, I’ve just been in the throes of Clinical Pastoral Education, also known as CPE.ย For those not on a seminary path, CPE is the time when one participates in… Continue Reading →

"The fullness of joy is to behold God in everything." - Julian of Norwich

The start of a new term

Well, that was a quick break, wasn’t it? One week for those keeping track at home.   Spring semester officially started today. I’m taking two new classes: Introduction to Pastoral Ministry and Introduction to Hebrew Scriptures. I also have my… Continue Reading →

Reentry

Reentry: 1. an act of reentering 2. the return from outer space into the earth’s atmosphere of an earth-orbiting satellite, spacecraft, rocket or the like. (from dictionary.com)     Reentry is hard. It hurts. It burns. Things feel weird.  … Continue Reading →

"The world is new to us each morning - that is the Lord's gift, and we should believe we are reborn each day." - Baal Shem Tov

Unmoored

My first class of January term was Liberal Theology. It was a brain heavy intensive class where we started with the roots of Unitarian and liberal theologies and moved into Liberation theology and the Religious Naturalists. I’ll spare you the… Continue Reading →

"To honor and accept one's own shadow is a profound spiritual discipline." โ€” Robert A. Johnson

Wisdom on the wall of the dorm.

Coming out of vacation mode

I took a delightful two weeks off from all school work. I probably shouldn’t have, as I’m now struggling to get back into gear, but I needed it. I was at a good point, though, I only have one more… Continue Reading →

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