Linda Moore is a 2006 Graduate of the Baptist Theological Seminary of Richmond and 2012 Graduate of the VCU School of Allied Health, with a Masters in Patient Counseling. She is an ordained minister and board certified hospital chaplain in Greenville, North Carolina.
I am a follower of Christ, humbled and honored by the call to serve God. I don’t ever want to forget that as I follow the path that leads to wherever God is taking me. As an ordained minister who has worked in church ministry for 10 years and chaplain with seven years in pastoral care, it’s been a challenging journey to be on, however I don’t regret one moment of it. Where I have been has given me the foundation of the person I will become.
This journey has been an education too, as I’ve learned more about God and about myself. Even in the darkest hours, I learned more about my faith and my relationship with Christ then when I was running the path on the brightest of days. It’s been this most recent journey where I have fallen in love with Christ all over again. I have tried to be the face of Christ for those who suffer and the hand of God for those in need. I’ve seen how God has done that for me with His unconditional love and presence. I’ve seen how the Greatest Commandment of Jesus Christ keeps me going. I fall short many times, but I have fallen in love with Christ who picks me up whenever I fall. This is why I wouldn’t take away any moment I’ve encountered that got me to where I am today.
One thing I know for certain is the fact I can’t do this alone. I have many thoughts and questions going through my mind. There are uncertain feelings filling my heart. With questions and uncertainty, I thought I would just write it down. When I write it down, I learn. When I listen to others, I learn. When I listen to God, I learn. When I sit with Christ, I learn. This journey has been a reminder that I am not perfect and don’t intend to be. I learn from experience and I learn from you.
If you would like to be on this journey, feel free to comment and share. Read what I write and you can agree or disagree – as long as you are respecting of opinions, you may say what you want. We just might learn something from one another.
May the Lord bless you and keep you and may the Lord’s face shine because of you. Amen.