A Taste of Dual Parish Life

On Friday afternoon I was doing some homework when I heard R2-D2 begin to howl. In other words, someone was trying to call me. I didn’t recognize the number, but I answered and heard the voice of an older gentleman Continue reading

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The License is Here! Time to Build a Puzzle!

You understood what I meant by that title right? What could be tough to understand? Ha!TTR_0043

Our license from the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) of Illinois has arrived which means the clock has now started for placement. With Christian Family Services, the agency we’re going through, placement is estimated to take anywhere between rrrriiiiiiiggghhhht NOW! and 2.5 years from now. Most people average between about one and two years, but it can happen more quickly. Continue reading

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An Update On Adoption

We posted a while back that we started working through the adoption process. So far we have finished our educational hours, set up the nursery, and are doing our Home Study next week. Many forms have been completed and many more will need to be completed. There was one form that I filled out on which I forgot to check two boxes and so it came back…don’t worry it wasn’t any of those REALLY important questions, it was only the “Have you ever been convicted of…well…really bad things against kids.” Ughfacepalm Continue reading

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A Quarter Gone By

DSC_0361I can’t believe I haven’t written since August. As I write this I am about to enter that magical time of year called “Finals.” If all goes as desired, I will be all done with essays, papers, and reading assignments by Sunday afternoon so that I can comfortably attend classes next week without thinking about all that needs to be done. Continue reading

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Life PV

Today I preached my last sermon as “Vicar Merritt”…though in all likely-hood a good chunk of the congregation will still call me “Vicar” out of habit. Titles for the next year have been tossed around from various people, but I think we found one that might stick. “Post-Vicar” or “PV” for short. Continue reading

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