This upcoming Sunday is All Saint's Sunday in church. As such, we are singing the hymn "For All the Saints," one of those hymns I love to hear and to sing but dread playing. I've told myself for so many years that this hymn is way too difficult for me to play due to the … Continue reading But That’s Not How I Thought It Would Go…
A New Year… School Year
I've been a bit quiet over the past few months which hasn't really been ideal for the consistent writing goal that I set for this blog when I originally began. This summer has been jam-packed with moves, new church job, transferring of ministry applications, marriage, a new puppy, and a lot more that you can … Continue reading A New Year… School Year
What is This All About?
Recently on Facebook, I was asked a question about what the mission of this blog is and I realized that I only had a basic idea of what that is. I took the past week and decided to plan out a bit more of what I would like to accomplish through these platforms. Here are … Continue reading What is This All About?
My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to Your word. -Psalm 119:28 I need to make a confession. I have been having a tough time understanding my role here in Columbus for a month or so. There have been many blessings that have happened since I have been here but at times … Continue reading A Confession
Hey Readers! I apologize for being absent over the last few months. A LOT has happened in my life and things got really busy so some non-essential things got pushed to the back-burner of life. So, here is the life update for the past four or so months. I finished my second semester at Phillips … Continue reading Life Update!
New Year’s Resolution 2019: Just Be
Every year we go through the same ritual of making promises either fully or halfheartedly about our dreams and aspirations for the new year. Every year, for me, it partially happens. I stick to one resolution about my life for a few months but then life happens and I completely forget what those resolutions were. … Continue reading New Year’s Resolution 2019: Just Be
The Goodness of Our Lives
In my Theological Conversations class, we are reading the book Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer. We're in the final chapter of the book entitled "Seasons" and this chapter is split up into the four seasons with a subtitle for each one. I was really happy about starting this chapter because I'm teaching my Music … Continue reading The Goodness of Our Lives
Let’s Not Get Too Political..
This was a response to an assignment from my Intro to Theology class. I thought it was very fitting given tomorrow is the day of a large election here in the States. “Don't write about it. Don't mention it. Don't jeopardize the great work you are doing among the poor, among the workers. Just write … Continue reading Let’s Not Get Too Political..
Who’s in Your Box?
Hey all! After a brief two week break from Phillips due to concentrated courses, on Monday I'll start back with classes. I'm really excited to start again but this break was very useful. I was able to catch up on some reading, take a short out of town trip, and see some penguins! This semester … Continue reading Who’s in Your Box?
The Journey Begins
Let the highest truths and values guide you. Live up to those demanding standards in everything you do. -Quaker Saying Hey everyone! Welcome to Gay by the Grace of God: A Gay Seminarian's Journey. I'm really excited to start this blog about my seminary journey, church life in my small congregation, and my … Continue reading The Journey Begins