Back in May of 2013, I followed the Lord out onto the first step of a path toward ordained ministry. Next month, May of 2019, I'll be done with my last class to satisfy the education requirements for ordination. By the grace of God, through a weird and wonderful series of events I never could've imagined, I'm on track for completion of a "2020 Vision" I wrote for one of my first ministry classes, back at the beginning of this bizarrely unlikely journey. (You can read a bit about the goal-setting process here.)
So, around the beginning of this year, looking ahead toward completion of a major milestone, I began to ask the question: "What's next?" When this long set of small goals is finished, culminating in the big goal for this chapter of life, where does God's vision lead from here? More specifically in all of that, what is The Serenity Project, LLC really about? What on earth am I trying to accomplish with this blog? Is any of this still a part of the bigger picture?
God's response has come piece by piece—a prompting here, a discovery there, a developing map of landmarks leading from Point A to Point B. This spring, I'm beginning an M.A. in Psychology with a Specialization in Life Coaching & Positive Psychology. Suffice to say... I asked God for a new vision, and an unexpected path opened up, leading to a distinct outcome at the other end that I can just start to make out from here. I can see where I'm going, but I'm not ready to tell you about it yet. :)
Meanwhile, the Lord is answering my prayer for a clarifying vision concerning the purpose and direction for this blog. Part of that direction will come later, as I work through the M.A. program toward a culminating project that will directly tie in with what's happening here. But a renewed vision is also refining the direction now, which means evaluating previous blog content for cohesion with a clearer purpose moving forward.
All of this is to say, there'll be some work in progress going on around here for a little while. Some older posts will go away. Some new posts are yet to come. I'm excited for the development of additional tools and resources coming into view just over the horizon.