1. I’m a year behind you in my discernment journey. Christine and I are just now going through the psychological testing for the formation program in the Diocese of Knoxville starting in September. While the wives take a fairly active role in our diocese, they do not attend the monthly weekends or do the reading and assignments. I can’t imagine how challenging it must be for the two of you, especially with a young child. You can be sure that you’ll be in my prayers.

    Christine is blogging about the journey at http://deaconswife.com. I’m sure she’d love it if Lisa wanted to contribute an occasional article or comment. Not that she needs something else to do! I maintain our parish website (http://stmaryathenstn.org) and I’m also working to build an online community for Theology of the Body enthusiasts at http://tobtoday.com.

    Let’s be sure to stay in touch and pray for one another as we continue to discern God’s will for our lives. Don’t know if you’ve thought about attending the Catholic New Media Celebration in Kansas City on Oct. 1st? Christine and I will be there and I think you’d enjoy the event (http://cnmc.sqpn.com). It would be awesome to meet you there.

    Peace of Christ,

    • Hi Scott!

      Thanks so much for your comments and the information here. Joel and I are planning to attend CNMC on Oct. 1! It’s on our calendar; we just need to get registered now. It will be great to meet you and Christine. And thanks for pointing me in the direction of her blog. She and I will certainly have to connect.

      Prayers for you and Christine and your continued discernment. It’s nice having others walk the path with us, isn’t it?

      Thanks again for dropping by. Have a great weekend!

  2. Kasey Eoriatti

    We pray for both of you and little Lucy. I love that you allow room for God’s will in your plan. Perhaps the process ends in ordination, perhaps it doesn’t; but your willingness to walk with faith is inspiring to us. God Bless

  3. Tom Maly

    In the first reading for Mass today (Monday 20 June) God “calls” Abram and “Abram went as the Lord directed him.” If God has indeed called you and Lisa to this vocation, there is nothing better. By the way, I agree that if it is not what His will is for you, that will be made clear somewhere in the process.
    Please know that all of you in formation are held up in prayer.
    Be blessed always and in all ways!

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