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Our Defining Moments

As we look back on our lives, there have been specific moments in time that deeply impacted our future. Early in life, we make choices about schools, degrees, jobs and careers that set our future in motion. And then there are MOMENTS……moments where we move from our chosen path……it is in those moments that our future is determined and our faith is tested. Some of us are given remarkable second chances to change the course of our careers and the way we spend our time.

Our contributors share their reflections on the Moments in life that led them to place they are now….and the life they now lead.


Responses

Make the Moment – How Churches can get Involved

Make the Moment – How Churches can get Involved

Cathie Brunnick

Make the Moment can help you unlock the skills & talents in your congregation. With that kind of information, what kind of difference could you start making in your community? With that kind of knowledge, where will God lead your church?

Interview: Kurt Warner

Interview: Kurt Warner

Rebecca Cusey

The legendary NFL player talks to Patheos about his football career, his faith, and his new show. 

My Birthday

My Birthday

Ambaa

Today is my 31st birthday. So far life has taken me on quite a journey and not at all the one I was expecting. Isn’t that usually how it is? The things I planned for myself are not what happened at all. As I’ve hit my thirties, I’ve struggled with the distance between where I [...]

My Defining Moment Led to this Patheos Blog – and My Book.

My Defining Moment Led to this Patheos Blog – and My Book.

Margaret Placentra Johnston

The fearsome, yet somehow oddly thrilling words jumped right off the page, crept stealthily past the obviously snoozing hogwash detector in my brain, and spoke directly to my heart: “Stage IV men and women will enter into religion in order to approach mystery…” I grasped the book a bit more tightly, reread the words, then threw it down. A prickly sensation worked its way up my spine.

Call Me Crazy: Daring to Discern God in My Odd Defining Moments

Call Me Crazy: Daring to Discern God in My Odd Defining Moments

Jennifer D. Crumpton

My three most significant defining moments over the past decade have had one thing in common: they involved the decision to listen to some “crazy” people and ignore some “smart” ones. Learning to discern whose wacky wisdom to take to heart and whose sober advice to set aside has been a precarious curve, but the [...]

My Defining Moment

My Defining Moment

John Beckett

My defining moment came when I heard voices. They weren’t audible, but they couldn’t have been louder if Danu herself had screamed at me from across the table: “GET SERIOUS OR MOVE ON!”

Making Light: Profession and Occupation

Making Light: Profession and Occupation

Sunweaver

The first thing I think of when asked about a defining moment in my life is the moment I knew that I wanted to study biology. This was one of a series of events that eventually led to my becoming a Pagan Priestess.

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