Wednesday, May 25, 2011

...that I may bear fruit in You.

Well over four months since my last entry, I am finally able to write again. Welcome to life post-college. Last Saturday, I graduated from the University of Saint Thomas with two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Liturgical Music and Catholic Studies. The blessings of the past four years are filled with manifold graces. Now it is time to move on to the next chapter of my life. I am spending my time back home while involved in a full-time job hunt. The exciting part is I could land anywhere…use a map of the continental United States as a dart board and I have as likely a chance to land there as anywhere else. The prospects are there. Hopefully it will just be a matter of finding the right fit.

In the meantime, I’m enjoying time with my family. I’ve begun to work on a new song, I actually spent some time reading for leisure, and I will soon make an attempt to learn to play the guitar.

Despite a tornado warning north of Minneapolis on Sunday, I am blessed to not have been tragically affected by these horrific storms ripping through various parts of the US. Prayers go out to those who have endured the worst of this spring: Alabama and Joplin, Missouri just to name a couple. May eternal rest be granted unto the dead.

University of Saint Thomas Liturgical Choir anthem:
From “Odes of Solomon”, 2nd century

Teach me the songs of Your truth, Oh Lord,
that I may bear fruit in You.
Open to me the music of Your Holy Spirit
that with every note I may praise You.
Out of Your abundant kindness, grant me this,
for You are sufficient for all our needs.


  1. Congrats, Kellen!!! :-D I'll be praying for you and your job search!

  2. Excellent news, Kellen. All the hard work has borne fruit, and hope that your aspirations in the field of religion will be fulfilled in good time. I'm sure your kind thoughts regarding the tornado victims across the USA will be appreciated by those affected or left behind.

    Good to hear from you.


  3. so what are you up to now, kellen?

    God bless you, krissy :)