Amy Palmerton, MSFL

As a busy mother of four young children and children’s ministry director, the last thing I could imagine myself doing was returning to school. Yet, I couldn’t escape the sense that I was becoming a very tired servant. Often I wondered what sort of message I was sending to others with my frenetic behavior and continual commitments. My journey with MSFL enabled me to sort out the difference between how I presented myself to the world and how I truly lived in my own soul. Amidst the academic rigor of the program, I found myself in the same boat with a small cohort that quickly became our soul companions. The MSFL curriculum was the pathway God gave me to understand my identity as the Beloved of God – that same gift of belovedness I can now offer to those in my church, in my home, and in my community.