cartoon: a reluctant birth

cartoon: a reluctant birth

You can buy this cartoon here. Remember Rebecca Manley Pippert's book, Out of the Salt Shaker and Into the World? Well, this is a different take on that: out of the womb and into the world. I got a job offer Friday I'm going to take. I'm going to be teaching at Saint John College at University of New Brunswick in Saint John, NB, Canada. I'm going to be teaching advanced speaking and listening skills to international students. I've always longed for variety. Now I'm going to be immersed right into the middle of a wide diversity of people, cultures and religions. There is a sad side to this: it means I have definitely changed tracks. I still love the church, theology and spirituality and want to continue contributing to the conversation about these things. But it is a strange feeling for me (strange as in unfamiliar) to not be doing this from within the womb of the organized church. The institution. Like this infant, I'm being pushed out and pulled out at the same time, and it's a little unsettling for me. I'm resisting a little. But I am convinced this is a very good thing. I'm looking forward to practicing the unity in diversity that I've preached. Lisa feels this is going to be an exciting and fulfilling adventure for me. That I'm being birthed into a whole new exciting kind of life. Plus, she's studying for her nursing degree at the same university, so we can meet up. I am looking forward to it. Of course I'll still blog and paint and cartoon. But I'll be getting a paycheck too. Buy this cartoon as well as my others/ art/ tees Talk with me. Please join my newsletter.

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