Just a word of thanks for those friends who have been remembering my vocational discernment process in their prayers. Today I received word that I have been accepted into the summer program in Clinical Pastoral Education at Baylor University Hospital. Their primary location is in Dallas, but they are planning also to offer CPE at one of their hospitals in the western portion of the Metroplex next summer (either Fort Worth's Baylor All Saints or Baylor Med. Center in Irving). It is my hope that I will be receiving my training at one of these "western" sites, as the Irving or Fort Worth locations would mean greatly reduced commuting time from Bedford.
On Monday, February 20th, I will be meeting with Bishop Iker, Dean Ryan Reed (my pastor and my boss at St. Vincent's), and Fr. Hightower of the COM to discuss what further training I will need in order to move forward towards Candidacy. Your continued prayers would be much appreciated.
Finally, my mother is doing quite well after her surgery of two weeks ago. Many thanks to all of you who have prayed for her. God bless.