Nine months ago started a new (sorta) ministry path and accepted a position as a chaplain in Southeast Texas. Having completed four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) I had the training and skills to begin this new journey. At first it was a bit of a “culture shock” from church based pastoral ministry but I am enjoying it.
As part of my position at the hospital I have worked for the last few months on completing my application to become a Board Certified Chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains. Last week after a couple months of writing off and on, I submitted a large stack of papers, reflections and critiques as part of my application.
My goal is to sit before my certification board at the national conference in Anaheim, CA this June.
Today Southeast Texas experienced something that most of the country has already had enough of this winter… snow and ice. While by other state’s standards our accumulation is equal to a comfortable day is March, down here it’s a different story. The average low temperature for January is around 40 degrees… last night it dropped into the mid-20s. Ice is what people put in their tea.
Southeast Texas + Ice + Snow+ Freezing Temperatures = Kinda Chaotic
In the area of Texas where I live we have lots of bridges and they all iced over for the majority of the day causing delays and cancellations of schools and businesses.
I couldn’t even make it to work because portions of the interstate and bridges were closed.
Below are some pictures of the Winter of 2014, Southeast Texas style.