All posts tagged: call

How My Atheist Boyfriend Helps Me Remember My Sense of God’s Calling

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Actively Advocating / Answering the Call / Cupid's Aim / Ministerial Madness

Let me just preface this by saying: it’s not because I constantly feel the need to convert him. In fact, I never feel that need. No, The Dude, who is an affirmed atheist (or, as he’d probably prefer, humanist–it’s more pro-humans than anti-divinity) frequently reminds me of my first and strongest sense of a call to ministry in his continued incredulity of my profession. At first, there was mutual bemusement by both of us with […]

Dreams Released, Renewed, Reviewed

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Adoption / Answering the Call / Wrestling with Angels

I always wanted a big family. When I was twelve, I read 19 Steps Up the Mountain, about a family with many adopted children who had a wide variety of special needs: a couple Korean boys with polio, an African-American girl with no arms or legs, a little Chinese girl with Down’s Syndrome, etc. I wanted to be like them. Big family. Lots of kids. Biological kid or two, but many adoptions. Special needs. When I […]