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    You go, Mom!

    My Mom is very active in her community. Her and Dad are on boards and committees all over the place! Mom is particularly active in her church. Technically it's a United Church, but most of the protestant faiths in the area have joined into one congregration due to diminishing memberships. Mom is usually quietly devout. Not pushy, not going to preach at you, unless you ask her to!
    A couple years ago, their minister quit and they haven't been able to replace her. Not alot of ministers to start with and even fewer who want to live in a village of 400 in the middle of Saskatchewan! On the weeks that no visiting minister was available, my Mom has been giving the sermons and doing all the other duties of a minister except ceremonies. She missed her calling. Mom is an RN, but quit when my sister was very young(Trish was a very sickly child). Mom should have gone into the ministry. I've attended her services and she speaks with great passion and faith. She manages to make church fun--she's had kids playing with beach balls, animal blessings, always has a kids time before Sunday School. She loves it and it shows.

    She called me last night to tell me that I won't be able to talk to her for a week. She's going away to begin her studies to become a minister! The program will take two years to complete. She'll be 61 when she's finished. I am so proud of her for following her heart and her dreams!

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    Way to go, for sure!


    This reminds me of a story: A man in his late 30's was debating about pursuing his passion and going to law school. At one point he said, "Do you know how old I'll be when I finish law school?"

    His friend replied, "And how old will you be at that time if you DON'T go to law school?"

    He went to law school!

    I bet your mom will have a blast - tired from studying and thrilled at the same time!
    "Do or do not. There is no try." -- Yoda

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    Good for her! What a fantastic thing to do at that age - I am so impressed.
    Please wish your mum all the best from me, and let us know how she gets on.

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    sometimes the call to ministry comes early, some times it comes later. it's good that it's been answered. yeah mom!!!
    joyce who has princess peanut, spokesdog for the catpack, mojo, magic, kira and squirty, members of the catpack, angel duke, a good dog who is missed and angel alex the wonder dog, handsome prince.

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    It's a unique experience to be able to have a Mom like yours. I do hope
    that you share your pride & admiration in her, with your Mom. She sounds like
    an amazing person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glacier

    My Mom ... She manages to make church fun ...

    She's going away to begin her studies to become a minister!
    WW!

    You'll have a Professional Prayer Sayer inna Fambly!
    Ask her to join Pet Talk ~ Then we'll have our very own Chaplin!

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    that's awesome!
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    Congratulations to your mom, that is great.

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    Amazing woman! And you are truly blessed to call her, "Mom." Hope you share that pride with her directly!

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    What a wonderful story! I like the idea of a Pet Talk Chaplin..............

    but then again, Phred does a pretty darn good job of it on his own.

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    That is so very cool

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    Congrats to her!
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    Congratulatiosn, Glacier Mom! That's too cool! I think she's going to LOVE going to ministerial school!

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