Reflections on “The Process”, as I near Ordination as an Elder in Full Connection, Part 1

STANDING AS AN LP All sort of hopes and dreams are wrapped up in Ordination: one’s hopes for the Church, the feeling of affirmation, the nerve-wracking pressure of representing God to the world, etc. One of the hopes for me was to be Ordained with my wife.  It was the assuring feeling that I’m not doing this BIG thing alone, that I would have a … Continue reading Reflections on “The Process”, as I near Ordination as an Elder in Full Connection, Part 1

BOOM: Offering myself without reserve

Do you offer yourself without reserve to be appointed and to serve as the authoritative authority may determine? Have I attained perfection already?  Have I completely conquered all matter of fear?  Do I have complete and perfect trust in the Cabinet?  Do I completely give over to other fallible humanoids the responsibility to determine how and where I will live out God’s calling in my … Continue reading BOOM: Offering myself without reserve