Tuesday, July 08, 2008

continuing the journey...


It's hard to believe. It's happening on Saturday. Along with my co-worker, Glenn, I'm getting ordained by my church.

Part of me says, "it's ONLY a piece of paper."
Part of me says, "it's a BIG HONKIN' DEAL!"
And a good part of me is terrified.

The prayers will be said, the laying on of hands will take place... People will say (hopefully) encouraging things. My husband and kids, my mom and at least one of my sibs will be there. People who have loved and encouraged and walked this road with me will be there. Church family and staff will be there.

In the end. It's still me. I haven't changed. And yet, I have. The journey continues. I am standing on the edge of something huge and beyond my comprehension...

If you had told me five years ago that I would be looking to this day... I would have laughed. Hard. I would have been wondering if it could happen... if this dream, so long ago crushed and put down because it "wasn't biblical for women to be ordained"... if I could dare to see it come to pass. I can hardly believe it's almost here.

And yet, here I am.

Grateful. Delighted. And a little stunned...

Prayers appreciated. (And yes - I will post pictures...)

Deb

9 comments:

the reverend mommy said...

Congratulations! May you continue to be blessed on your journey and may you be a blessing to those who you meet there.

Sally said...

May the God of peace be with you and bless you richly- it is a big honkin deal! Congratulations!!!

zorra said...

WOO HOO!!!! Praise God!!!
And congratulations!!!

jonskifarms said...

Hooray for you! I'm so glad you have reached this milestone.

Presbyterian Gal said...

It most certainly is a big honkin' deal. Congratulations! The world is blessed that you answered the call and did all the hard work. And the world will be blessed with you in the ministry!

Prayers for sure.

Mrs. M said...

Congrats!!!

mompriest said...

I'm so grateeful to know that you have reached this point in your spiritual journey...ordination does change you, and yet, you will still be you...remember that! and enjoy the day. Blessings!

Ivy said...

Congratulations. What a milestone. I begin seminary in the fall. Where did you go to seminary?

Mary Beth said...

YEAH!