by Julianna Tate Zoch
Why “Make Wholeness Happen”?
About the Author
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Moments like this are why I wanted to move home. 📷: @jennxtate
I asked Mihret if she’ll work at my bakery one day and she said, “No! That’s against child labor laws!” Definitely won’t have a bakery until she’s old enough to work, but at least she knows her rights 🤷🏻♀️
If I could do anything in the world without worrying about it being practical, I’d open a bakery right away. . . . PS. If you’re baking savvy and are worried I poured all the batter in one spot, don’t freak out. It was evenly dispersed.
Every time I prepare a sermon, I am reminded of how beautiful and rejuvenating this work is for me. I tear up when I find a moving illustration in a favorite book, get up in the middle of the night when inspiration strikes, flip through endless amounts of commentaries and handbooks and dictionaries, consider different types of people who might be there to listen, learn about myself, and become even more certain that this story of healing and hope truly is the most beautiful one I’ve heard. It’s no secret that faith is constantly difficult for me, but in these moments, I’m allowed - expected, even! - to ask questions, challenge the text, and dust off the truth that is often covered by the jargon I collected throughout the years. As absurd as it seems to me most days, and as painful as it can be to feel so different, this is the beautiful work I choose to commit my life to ✨
Here’s to 2020, the first full year of knowing and embracing who I am - goofy personality, pastoral gifts, and all✨
Long story short: we started talking about moving to Havre de Grace at the beginning of November and now we’re here. It’s been a wild six weeks.