“E.L. Doctorow once said that ‘writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.’ You don’t have to see where you’re going, you don’t have to see your destination or everything you will pass along the way. You just have to see two or three feet ahead of you. This is right up there with the best advice about writing, or life, I have ever heard.” –Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird.

My next step is “back to school.” I’m heading back to graduate school in the fall to complete an M.A. in Theology. I’ll be studying at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley and affiliated with the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

Hoping one day to work with my brother friars of the Western Province in campus ministry, I am looking forward to the continued unfolding of God’s plan for ministry for me. “I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord” (Jer. 29:11). What an exciting unfolding it has been so far. So many amazing twists and turns in the journey and it’s only one step at a time that one can even see it, let alone experience it. Where will I be in two more years? Who will I be ministering with? Don’t have a clue…. But, I’m hopeful.

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