After 18+ long months of limited travel and in-person activities, I am SO excited to be back with students and young folks across Arkansas who are exploring calling & vocation in such a challenging season.
I'm excited to visit seminaries, be on retreat together, and share big questions over coffee-- as we continue to prioritize health and safety through mask-wearing and vaccination.
The longer I'm engaged in this work, the more committed I am to creating space for folks to understand that calling and vocation are not only about conversations about seminary and ordination (though we absolutely want and work towards new, young leadership in these areas).
Jesus calls us in the midst of everyday life; in the midst of all of its ordinariness. Classroom learning, laughter and hard talks with friends and family, lunchroom feasts, a short but meaningful prayer whispered before bed or a meal, even things that make us fired up about the world... it's all fodder for discerning who God has made us to be, as we are. May you know, trust, and listen to the wisdom within you and in your experiences of living life each day.
Rev. Eva Englert-Jessen