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Through the Waters is the blog of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Christian vocation ministries. Because the ministry of Christian vocation affirms the need for all baptized Christians – including Presbyterians - to identify and claim their call to discipleship in each decision and life choice, this blog is designed to serve as a resource for youth and young adults, as well as those in ministry with them, to assist the Holy Spirit in God’s movement in this journey through the waters. Take some time to read and think about your own responses to the questions posed here. For additional resources, we suggest that you visit our website.

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July 26, 2011

Living Into the Gifts

Duct Taped OrangeAre you living like a fruit duct taped to the vine?


This was a question that has stuck with me even a couple weeks after Pathways at Big Tent event in Indianapolis, IN earlier this month. Steve Wilde was one of the presenters and the one who left this impact on me.


I can’t do justice to his message in telling it like he did but the main point is this: some of us are trying to be something we’re not. We’re living into something that we’re not. We’re hiding our true selves. Because we may not naturally ...

July 12, 2011

Spreading the Seeds

seedlingIt is the time of year when the world around where I live looks absolutely green. Things are growing everywhere! Granted some of them are considered pests but I am struck by the amazing life that is around us throughout these summer months. The farmer’s markets are thriving with just about every vegetable imaginable. Even the fresh produce at the grocery store is such that it never is at any other time of the year. While the heat pounds outside, the flowers and the fruits of the ground flourish. Even the empty field outside our church building has become a ...