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spk1121
spk1121
Steve K
Tue, Jul. 27th, 2004 02:53 pm
Engineer No More

For those of you who have been to game night, my friend Engineer Boy is moving on to a new phase in his life.  He recently sent out a message about upcoming changes, so I thought I would share that info with you:

I know that many of you may have heard and yet many of you may have not so here it is: I'm dropping out of the Engineering world to pursue a "higher calling" as they say. I will be starting studies at St. Meinrad Seminary to further discern a calling to the Priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church. The key word being "discern." I've felt a calling for some 5 years and have been somewhat successfully avoiding an honest evaluation of the matter. I've grown somewhat weary of the running and have decided I will give God an honest and whole hearted chance. We will all see where He will take me. I've come as far as I can go in this decision process with much help from friends and family and simply need more concentrated and directed time with people who deal with this all the time. So off to seminary with me.
 
I informed work about 5 weeks ago and had my last day last friday (7/23). In true form their support and encouragement was awesome. So I'm now in the process of packing up, distributing or liquidating my few earthly pocessions so that I can once again fit all I own into a dorm room (yippie! ;/  ) Although the thought of homework, papers, and test doesnt' thrill me, I am very excited to pursuing this. Its sort of like the peace I felt once I decided to go tackle the AT years ago. It just feels right, a sort of Peace. I've learned over the years that if the heart isn't in it its just no fun and if the heart is... then watch out world!
 
I'm simply proof that God has a sense of humor, but its His will that matters so I do my best to give it a go.

Peace and love,
jmg

I'd just like to ask all of you to keep him in your thoughts and prayers as he makes this transition.  Good luck, buddy!

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librarygal
librarygal
Ruth
Tue, Jul. 27th, 2004 01:09 pm (UTC)

heh, I almost posted this myself, but I decided that I had already told everyone who reads my LJ about the situation...


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hellokitty138
hellokitty138
hellokitty138
Tue, Jul. 27th, 2004 08:44 pm (UTC)

Wow. That's a very bold thing he's doing. To step out in faith can be scary. It may sound goofy, but I didn't fully absorb the sacrifice expected of Catholic nuns and priests until I watched the old movie The Nun's Story.


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spk1121
spk1121
Steve K
Wed, Jul. 28th, 2004 10:16 pm (UTC)
Bold

Yeah, it's a commitment all right. As you may have gathered from his message, he's been kind of hesitant about the whole thing and wondering for a while if it's the right thing. However, the fact that he was wondering about it for so long finally convinced him that it wasn't just a passing fancy! So, we do indeed need to "give props" to him for deciding to find out exactly what God wants from him.


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