Friday, August 04, 2006

Beginnings

When I first selected mid-life rookie as my blogger i.d. I was thinking that I might never again feel like I know what I’m doing. After 20 years as a special education teacher, I began the journey toward ordination in the United Methodist Church. It had been 20 years since I’d sat in a college classroom, so I definitely felt like a rookie when I began my seminary classes in 2003. Soon, I will be starting a new leg of the journey as I begin a Clinical Pastoral Education residency at a large county hospital where much pain, suffering, and healing takes place. Once again, I feel as if I have no idea what I am doing.

However, in the last few days, I have come to appreciate my rookie status. After all, mid-life rookie is preferable to mid-life rut. I am coming to understand that once again God is “creating all things new” in me. I walk forward in faith (okay, with some fear too).

6 comments:

DogBlogger said...

Welcome to the blogosphere (or the Methoblogsphere, depending on how you look at it)!

mid-life rookie said...

Thank you for the welcome. Blogging is another "rookie thing" for me.

Pink Shoes said...

Thanks for the well-wishings for my illness... I think I'm on the mend! At least I'm plunging headlong into the weekend as if!

Songbird said...

Welcome to blogging! Come on over and join RevGalBlogPals officially!!

the reverend mommy said...

OK, I'm curious.
I'm at the tail end of my CPE internship at a large children's hospital here in atlanta and I want to do a residency in a couple of years.
Let us know how it goes....

revabi said...

Hey welcome from another UMC. I like that midlife rookie, it covers the bases. teehee.