See that enormous stack of paper?
Those two VHS video tapes?
That CD filled with my last couple of months' worth of sweat and toil?
That's the stuff I'll be turning in, God willing, tomorrow afternoon in Columbia at the Missouri Conference office as one of the final steps in the process toward being ordained an Elder in the United Methodist Church. And, get this now - it will be there three days EARLY! That'll be a first for me, let me tell you!
What an enormous relief! It's just a huge weight lifted off my back to have this released. It was a great process, really. I haven't had the opportunity to reflect deeply on my theology since seminary, and I was actually grateful for the opportunity. But nonetheless, it is a joy to have it done and away.
Next step = interviews. But there's some time to pass before I have to get too stressed out about those. One step at a time!