Some things don't change--I still have a lot of growing up to do, and I probably always will. Nevertheless, I've come a long way since I started college in 1992 with the intention of being a Lutheran high school English teacher.
It's hard to celebrate today as an anniversary of my Ordination when I'm sitting in the office of a community center as an administrator. I heartily desire to return to parish ministry, and every day I'm not bringing God's gifts to His people is a day when the gifts God has given me are going to waste. It will come. Cynic though I am, I firmly believe the day will come. It's just not all that easy to wait for it to happen.
Happy Anniversary to me. Woo-hoo.
Here's some memories of happier occupational times.
From My Ordination
Rev. Scharff (my vicarage supervisor), Rev. Blackwell, Rev. Doellinger, me, Rev. Wurster, Rev. Hartburg, Rev. Curry
Matt and Kristen, my dad, me, my mom, Carl and Kim
Papa (Chuck), me, Grandma (Nornie)
From a North Dakota Baptism
Me with the first baby I Baptized
From Another Happy Day
Snail and Turtle
It will be better again.