A Love Affair

"The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet." — Frederick Buechner

Here's The Pattern, The Scoop:

Fear. Research. Paralysis. Research. Doubt. Research. Persistence. Fear. Research. Terror. Courage. Change. Joy. Open Doors….

Now...there is no turning back!

Friends…this new business of Walk and Talk Coaching has been 15 years in the making…or should I say in the simmering, stewing and brewing. And now, here I am. My brain is on fire!

I’ve been a pastor for 24 years. First, gratitude: I am so thankful to the people of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church for your grace and love. Thank you. And to all the people I’ve known through the years. People are fabulous, fragile, and fascinating. I have learned a lot with you, have loved a lot, and grown a lot.

And yet to be vulnerable for a moment...much of the time as a pastor, I’ve felt like I’m swimming upstream. And working really hard.

Recently, I’ve been venturing into territories unknown. And it is terrific! Walk and Talk Coaching is my jam. Life Coaching is my jam. Turns out, it always has been - I just didn’t know it or name it. My hunger for deeper knowledge grows with each class and workshop.

The other day I was walking with my sister in law and I said, “Cheri! I’m having so much fun learning these new things! I feel like I’m cheating. Like I have a mistress! It’s so strange.”

And she said, “Molly, you are having an affair with yourself.”


Frederick Buechner captures this so beautifully:

“The place where God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness (joy) and the world’s deep hunger meet.”

You see, God is calling me to you in this new way. To hear your story, experiences, to know your needs, and to walk beside you. You are worth it and worthy. I so believe this. And I want you to believe this too.

May we all have a grand love affair with ourselves! With our one precious life. With our God-given gifts overflowing.

It’s not cheating. It’s living! With joy and intention. God-style. I love it!

I’m am so excited to keep learning…(p.s. I’m doing a deep dive, so please stay tuned) ….more is brewing…or should I say bubbling!)

Please keep in touch...get in touch. I'd love to hear from you.

Peace and Love always,


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