I’ve had multiple people ask me recently why I haven’t been writing at Catholic Exchange. After 7 years of writing almost weekly for them, I decided to take a break from regular writing. God has been moving my family and me in a new and unexpected direction. We are actually moving across the state–eastward!–where I have been hired as the Director of Faith Formation for a priest-friend’s parish and our daughter will attend Catholic school for middle school and high school.
There has been a lot that has led us in this new direction. A lot of doors were closed–some slammed–on us in the last 1.5 years, which were God’s way of leading us to look outwards from our current comfort towards the unknown in order to see where He wants us to go. We never thought we would move to a beach town. My husband is not a big beach person, but God calls where He calls and we are trying to obey His will even as we don’t fully understand it. I love the water, so I’m excited to live in an area with both fresh water and salt water options for kayaking.
I’m hoping to return to some writing after we move and get settled. We are in the process of negotiating on a house we would like to buy. Please pray for us. There are some hiccups with when the owners want to vacate the house and when we need to be there, so our daughter can start school and I can start my new job. My husband will have to work quite a bit on site in our current area and then remotely from our new home. The first year will be difficult, but we trust God will provide since this is clearly His will for us. Once we made the decision to move, doors began opening.
Thank you to all of you for reading and for those who have monetarily supported my ministering to priests and seminarians. I plan to continue ministering to them from my new home. May God bless you always through the intercession of Our Immaculate Mother and St. Joseph.
P.S. I will still be speaking at the Diocese of Worcester, MA’s Women’s Conference on October 1st!