As our process of formal discernment transitions to formation for ministry, Ashley and I recognize that a chapter in our family's life is closing. Ashley is winding down her first year teaching, as I am winding down my law practice. The kids are closing out their school years, and Bubba is completing his education to… Continue reading Leaving home. And finding it.
My grandfather used to say, "It's a long road that never turns." I can see what he meant, because I've been on that road before. But that is not the road Ashley and I are walking now. We are walking a path that is full of turns, full of uncertainty, a road that has high… Continue reading What does a life well-lived look like?
As Ashley and I have been sharing with friends and relatives our plans to uproot our family and move across the country to begin our in ministry in the Dakotas, the responses have been quite varied. While many have been surprised, some (particularly those who have known me a long time) have not been surprised… Continue reading Why Dakota?
And, so it begins. Or continues, as the case may be. This week, I realized it has been one year since Ashley and I committed to a formal discernment process for Holy Orders in the Episcopal Church. But, over the past year, as I have wrestled with who I am and who God is, it… Continue reading The Journey Begins