The hard part was over. I had the 30 pages of answered questions. I had preached the sermon, got the Bible Study ready, and passed the interview. I had taken the necessary classes from seminary and went through every hoop the Methodist Church had set before me, it was finally time to be commissioned. I answered my call in the summer of 2001, and it was finally now in the spring of 2009 that I have become Reverend.
So to say that Monday night May 25, 2009 was a big night in my life is a bit of an understatement. I knew this. I knew that I had family coming in from out of town to attend the commissioning (There was my new nephew Bennett that they came to see as well.) There was the barrage of handshakes and congratulations that were flying my way from an assortment of communities that I had been a part of. I knew this was a big night. Continue reading