I am called to engage with others authentically. This happens in many ways on my journey. Lion_Park_Etc_173bymelcandeaatmorguefileYoung and curious children in classrooms shared my love for learning. The people at camp affirmed the value of relationship.  The women of Interfaith Gathering taught me the messy joy of building relationships with all kinds of people. Church kids keep my faith real. My seminary colleagues give me hope for the future. Fellow writers remind me we’re on the journey together. My family encourages my next adventures. These calling-inspired adventures orient my writing.