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Good Friday VI: Annual Reflections

So much has happened in the past year! It has been an exciting year for my family.

Amy is actively involved as a writer and editor. She’s even been quoted by Slacktivist several times. Way to go Amy!

Jack is surviving fourth grade, and thriving in Mr. Bickford’s jazz band. Way to go Jack!

Sarah continues to learn at home and spend time with Sommer almost every Wednesday. The girls and Jack have a plan to buy a “mansion” and live together as adults. Jack even gets to have a wife! They’ll each have at least one dog. Way to go Sarah for painting a positive picture of the future!

I read Rachel Held Evans’ book A Year of Biblical Womanhood and it has transformed my perspective on living the Christian life with integrity in today’s world.

The Defense of Marriage Act is on trial at the Supreme Court, and it is clear that it will be found unconstitutional. Marriage will no longer be limited to a legal contract between one man and one woman.

I struggle with this concept, but many influential writers have drawn powerful parallels between slavery and persecution of the LGBT community. Right now I’m on the wrong side of history.

I am coming up to the end of my administrative internship and will be qualified to serve as a school administrator by the end of the summer. I am excited to see what comes next! I wonder if I will be a principal by next year. There is no hurry, but I imagine there will be opportunities available between now and then. I pray that I will have the wisdom to say no if necessary, and the opportunity to say yes to the right new position within the next three years.

My attempt to blog for the local Messenger Post papers fell through, but I’m satisfied. I’ve been so busy with other things, including the Data Analysis class on Coursera.

We now attend Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church. It was important to attend a church where Jack and Sarah would not hear the message that girls and women can’t be pastors. It is a welcoming congregation as well.

We now give to the church and to the zoo and Golisano Children’s Hospital. We are in a healthy place financially, in large part because of the lessons we learned at Lakeshore. That experience also prepared me for administration.

I’m so excited to see what the next year will bring my family. Jack will be a fifth grader. Sarah will be 8. Maybe Amy will be even further along in her goal to becoming a freelance editor.

I will continue to pray daily and blog daily and strive to live as a person of integrity and passion. I will bring my enthusiasm for spiritual growth to my job and my church and my friends & family.

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