Oh what a year it’s been! Lots of ups and downs, trials and tribulations. We all thought 2020 would be a year of vision and excitement. Instead we all got smacked in the face with Covid. But we survived! Love is shown by obedience. As I submit to His will in all things–physical, mental, spiritual–new patterns will emerge. God says in His word, “You will have no other gods before me” yet daily we bow down to many other gods, idols, and we hardly realize it.
Nine years ago you crept in and stole my heart. I knew I’d love you but hardly expected you would utterly melt my heart. Completely, unashamedly. And now you have 2 little brothers and a sister! The day you were born, my role grew from wife, mom, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend to include the …
Have you ever felt it? The tug in your conscience of a really big thing? I mean really big. Bigger than you and virtually impossible to pull off? The still small voice that thunders through your being, grips your heart and won’t let it go? I heard it clear as a bell a couple of years ago. Mike and I had been invited to speak at a big meeting for a homeschool organization. They wanted us to speak about the steps we’d taken to raise our daughter into an adult who’d found her purpose and was living it out. Mike and I talked it over and came up with 15 intentional things we’d done as parents and later that week we spoke at the meeting.
So, the morning after the meeting, there I am stretched out on the floor…..