Before I completely descend into hell (I am well on my way, as you can tell (hey, that rhymed!)), I need to send a couple of props to a couple of very good friends of mine. First, to my old friend Aaron who will be taking his first call in Broken Arrow, OK. We were both freshmen at OU together and we convinced him to turn to the dark side. He transferred to OSU and we haven't kept in touch perfectly, but I think I might have to go to Tulsa for his ordination/installation. Congratulations and God's blessings upon your calling.
My buddy Ryan gets to brave South Dakota on his vicarage. The Black Hills will be his and his wife's home for a year. Lucky him.
If it's not too much to ask, you might pray for both of them. They'll need it.