My wife and I met with some friends at the weekend. They, like us, are looking at ordination so as our children played together so it was no surprise that our conversation often switched between that and our experience as parents. Nor was it surprising that the weight and impact on our families of deciding to answer God’s call into ordination was at the forefront of it all. Continue reading
I met with the DDO for the third time last week. Previously I had time to collect my thoughts as I drove and waited for the meeting to start, this time it was very different!
I was in the midst of a frantic and pressurised week at work. It followed me as I left to start travelling to see the DDO. My colleagues were on soon the phone to me asking for help in sorting out some problems. Arriving home to pick up the car there were failed parcel deliveries to sort out, a phone call to my son to celebrate his success at school, and a quick change before heading into the autumnal wind and rain, albeit cosseted in a dry and cosy car. Busy, busy, busy. It was hardly the ingredients for a peaceful preparation for the meeting. Continue reading
Have you ever found that the more you look into something the more you realise you don’t know? Exploring ordination has made me realise just how much I don’t know, or understand, about the Christian faith.
I met with the DDO for the second time last week. It was quite unlike our first meeting, which was a fairly light hearted chat about my life, my route to faith and to exploring ordination. Having said that, the DDO did throw a curve ball at that meeting though, about possibly having to move my family in order to train (see Ordination at any cost?). I should have taken it as a sign that our conversations wouldn’t always been easy. Continue reading