See ya later, 40s! I only have a few more days left to hang out with you! It’s been great, really - we’ve had some tough times, but overall you’ve been good to me!
I’ve grown and persevered. There’s been mostly good times… Our boy got married and made me a Grammy - TWICE! Two children have graduated from college and our last one is on her way. My community has grown with new friends…. God has broadened my heart to give more space for some very special people I love so very much. Yet, old friends continue to walk alongside me… we have not lost each other. Work has become more of a place of ministry than a place of business and striving. And I’ve started on my way down the path to get a Masters in Biblical Studies and Theology. I’m not sure of the end game plan for that, but I’m trusting and moving forward.
Matt, my constant, is always beside me…. making me laugh, cheering me on…. patient and loving… He is my heart.
In sadness, I’ve lost my spiritual mother to cancer, seen my father slip into dementia, and watched one child struggle valiantly with mental illness.
And all along - GOD!…. He is here! His wagon tracks overflow with abundance! (Psalm 65:11) And I pray for the strength to live purposefully for His glory in this new decade by:
being part of His story through mission and community;
being obedient and content while following the path He has set for me;
using the resources He has given - prayer and His Word;
knowing His power, presence, and promise through faith and trust.
Verses I’m grasping tightly for this next season:
You crown the year with your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with abundance. Psalm 65:11
I awake, and I am still with you. Psalm 139:18(b)
Now therefore arise, go over THIS Jordan… Joshua 1:2
So, this is 50!