top of page

Called to serve

Updated: Jan 27, 2021

My wife will be ordained as an Episcopal priest this week.  That will be a symbolic act representing the end of a period of discernment, from when she first heard a voice tell her to head in that direction.  Actually, she has just reached a milestone along a path that winded well into the future.  As a priest of a church she bears the responsibility of protecting a flock; and, she knows that will probably leave her some battle wounds, ones well worth it.  I commend my wife for her efforts to serve Christ.

My wife and I met because we were going the same way, from different perspectives.  My wife has lived with and supported my seeing Nostradamus as a prophet of Christ.  When she went to seminary for three years, I went to seminary too.  Now that she is about to be officially ordained, everyone praises her efforts.  Meanwhile, I struggle to find anyone who cares about what I have to offer.

On the eve of this special occasion, I feel sad that there is a rejection of anyone who takes the path cluttered with thicket and thorns, rather than one that is wide, paved, and well lit.  Every central goal is surrounded by 360, three-dimensional degrees.  I pray others like me are not branded fools and rejected simply because God called them to take the hard road to travel.

R. T. Tippett

December 11,  2013

Recent Posts

See All



bottom of page