Friday, May 04, 2012

30 X 30 - Reverend or Irreverent?

(Following a friend's example, in honor of my 30th birthday I have decided to post 30 things I have accomplished in my life in 30 years.  So for the remaining 22 days leading up to my birthday watch for a new post each day celebrating these 30 things.)

Since I just couldn’t get enough school, in my 30 years, I even went on to receive my Master’s degree, attaining my Master of Divinity degree from Lexington Theological Seminary in 2009.  My time at LTS was incredibly formative, working as a Student Associate Minister, and then the Associate Minister at Woodland Christian Church, taking a variety of ministry courses and affirming that I am indeed a glutton for punishment in also taking a full load of Greek and Hebrew.  I find that each of these events in my life that I am recounting start with something like, “I learned who I am supposed to be,” but these 3 ½ years at LTS truly confirmed more and more who I am called to be.

Furthermore, on January 18, 2009 I was ordained as Reverend Laura Ann Phillips, a sort of new identity, discovering more than I ever could who I am called to be and what I am called to do with my life.  I’m incredibly thankful for all those who supported me through the 3 ½ years at LTS and were present at my ordination in January 2009.  Without you there throughout all of it, I know I would not be who I am…. 30 years along.

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