Sunday, July 13, 2008

preordained meetings

-The session of my home church approving the decision to call me as a mission worker (technically a "supply pastor") for my work in Northern Ireland. This means that, pending a couple of examinations, I will be able to be ordained before I leave in September! Wow! The way it all happened was also very much a "God thing": I was leading worship at Mo Ranch for their Youth Celebration a couple of weeks ago, and a member of my Presbytery's Committee on Ministry was there and heard me preach. We got to talking about my call situation and my position in Belfast, and he took it upon himself to contact all of the necessary parties at Presbytery to figure out how I might be ordained into this ministry. They even held a special meeting just to discuss my call process, and now it's all happening. I can't believe how it's all seemed to fall into place.

-Hearing my Nana describe seeing her great-granddaughter for the first time: "Her hair is so soft, it's like silk. And she's sooo good. Her eyes are blue, just like your Grandmother's, and your Mother's and Aubrey's. She's starting to get chubby too!"

-Finding a perfect stole for my niece's baptism (and most likely also for my ordination service).

5 comments:

Lynn said...

This is wonderful news Whitney! Blessings - Lynn from EPC

Meghan said...

That's wonderful! Congratulations!

Although I have to admit, somewhat shamefully, that one of my first thoughts was "Dang, why don't I ever meet people like that?"

Karen Fleming said...

Congratulations friend! I am truly ecstatic for you as your call comes together just as God planned. Miss you!

Stushie said...

Whitney, I just highlighted your beautiful blog on the Presbyterian Bloggers website. God bless you for inspiring the rest of us.

www.pcusa.blogspot.com

Barnabas said...

Hey Witney,

I've just got ordained, I really like the stole in this blog, where did you get it from, if you don't mind me asking?

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