The Slow Work of God

Prayer of Teilhard de Chardin Patient Trust Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new. And yet it is the […]

Day #1 of Grad School – Chaos in Overdrive!

So far, grad school is like this: hjlbev;ksjbn;wsjk W:djvbXJAD BV:”OXWBL;DLWB V:UHev None of it makes sense. Words are spoken that have no meaning. Reading material just seems like ineligible hieroglyphics of nonsense. It’s chaos, it’s disruptive, but it’s transformative. It’s been one day and I’m already begging for more. Call me an educational masochist or call me crazy, […]

Change is [Always] Painful

Wrapping up my life in Phoenix is posing an emotional challenge that has completely sideswiped me. My excitement for grad school, moving to Seattle, and leaving the hell-like weather of Arizona behind, has overshadowed the reality that leaving my family, my friends, and a comfortable job, is quite painful. I didn’t realize that saying “goodbye” to some of […]

The Seattle School Application Essay – I Got In!

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Nothing causes more anxiety than this single question. It’s not a lack of ambition, focus or ability and I don’t suffer from prolonged adolescence or a case of Peter Pan Syndrome. On the contrary, my adulthood is completely in tact. I have a steady job, […]

The Seattle School – Group Interview

Preparing for my interview at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology was like preparing for an ambiguous pop quiz. Admissions explained the general idea, that the group interview was more like a discussion, but grad schools are notorious for catching students off guard, exposing weakness, and pointing out inadequacy. Trusting my Admissions Counselor was not an easy […]

Just an Update

I’ve been in Arizona for two and a half years, and every day it baffles me that I’m still in Arizona! It’s not that I don’t like the valley (although I could definitely do without the heat!) it’s that God continually surprises me with His creative and adventurous will for my life. On September 1, 2011, […]