This is a longer trip than usual and I am pretty excited about it. I will be staying with my Southern Alter Ego and celebrating the fact that she just graduated with a shiny degree in forensic psychology. I will also get to see my sister Lael, who recently moved to Annapolis. And I am looking forward to spending time with my friend Catherine B, who recently had her first baby!
In addition, I am traveling with a minute from Freedom Friends Church to visit Capitol Hill Friends. I don't really have an agenda for my time with them, just to spend time in worship and see how Truth prospers among them. I have been hearing a lot about this worship group and I am thrilled to have the chance to visit.
On Wednesday, I will be driving down to North Carolina with my friend and classmate Catherine C to the final School of the Spirit residency. It is hard to believe that my time in the Spiritual Nurturer program is almost over. I have to admit, I am a little relieved that I will no longer be going to North Carolina four times a year. It is a long way to go! But the program has been amazing and transformative, and I will miss my classmates and teachers immensely.
Another reason that I am so excited about this trip is that I know it is my last one for a while. As I said in a previous post, I am laying down traveling ministry, so when I get back from these travels, I expect to be home for quite a while. I will probably end up going to Anchorage for Christmas, since I didn't go last year, but as far as Quaker events go, I am saying no for a while. It feels good.
I would appreciate your prayers while I travel, and I am sure I will have lots to write about when I return!