This is a watercolour painting I did from a photo of myself meditating beside a stream in the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York. I was about to be ordained into the ministry. It was a heavy time for me. Notice that the three trees are actually three crosses.
Which pretty much describes my 25 plus years of pastoral ministry.
I had no idea what I was in for. Or did I? I remember the anguish I went through before my ordination. Even my friends were exasperated with me because of my niggling doubts. They advised me to just shut up and buck up... go through with it and question it later.
Would I have changed anything? I don't really know how to answer that question. Would I do it again? If I had a choice I would probably say no. But I wouldn't exchange all that I experienced for anything else.
If I am asked on the last day, "Was it worth it?
", I would definitely respond, "Yes, absolutely
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