The main thing that has come through for myself and WM is not what we will be doing but where we will be doing it. Separately we both felt called to the Far North Coast of NSW. So having grown up in Sydney, we now live in Lismore.
This isn't a completely unknown area to us, my father's family originally come from this area and I still have some family here.
Knowing where we were going, in August this year we packed up our lives, spent a month travelling around Europe and arrived back at the beginning of October.
We arrived in Lismore a few weeks ago, and since arriving God has been stirring the pot. I have increasingly felt called back into some form of pastoral ministry, although what that will look like I am still unsure. What does seem to be steadily rising to the surface is working in the area of faith communities and emerging church, along with speaking, preaching, teaching and mentoring opportunities.
And there are also possibilities which seem to be rising for WM and the ministry that he is involved in.
As part of continuing to discern direction, I am committing to reading and writing more, whether that is stories, theological reflections, book reviews or whatever, I am committing myself to dig deeper, explore further and stretch wider in looking at how communities walk and experience faith.
What book has stretched or challenged your faith this year?
So watch this space:
- if you are the praying type, please send prayers
- if you're the supportive type, we'd appreciate your support
- if you're the loving type, we'd appreciate your love.
send your sarcasm, although as a family we seem to have a steady supply of that.
And now I hurry up and wait.