UPDATE: 9:51 PM - THE GRAY HAS NOW MOVED EVEN FURTHER SOUTH... AND I THINK CHERAW MIGHT ACTUALLY BE IN THE WHITE ZONE!!! Please note that within the next 48 hours the weather channel claims my town can expect 1-3 inches of snow. Please also note the ABSOLUTE DELIGHT WITH WHICH I TELL YOU SO!!!!!!! I hope and pray that pics of my family creating even the tiniest of snowmen will follow this post.
Friend, you have no idea. There have been some things taking place in my life, oh and is it LIFE!!! - death has no place - ...that I feel are to remain private for this time... and precious in my heart. A time for boldness and sharing will come and you can guarantee that I'll be ready to shout from the rooftops when that day is revealed. HOWEVER - I feel complete freedom to share these words with you as my heartbeat for this most precious new year: 1. Let's start HERE!! 2. IN MY LIFE - how can that even be - HE has established such evidence of this truth. 3. Man B. Moore nailed it in her study of Esther with these words: "Listen, Beloved. God's forte is life. He's just not willing to leave things dead. A paramount theme in Esther is what God can do when we resolve to obey and 'if I perish I perish.' Any time He calls us to die, His purpose is to reveal larger life." Soak that one up. Larger life - Amen! 4. And why the journey? Why the death in the first place??? 5. and as i look back... I am praying for these words to imprint on my soul ...verses 19-25 nearly exactly correspond with my soul in those years of life...wow. and as I move into the second half of 27 and hit age 28, still so young, still humbly recognizing my obvious fallibility and desperation for a savior... I move on as a woman with legs sturdied by FAITH and HIS FAITHFULNESS. And it is well... really really really well with my soul. Love you friends! The possibilities are truly beyond what you could hope for.
So, this is where I am in the context of where He's always been. Jesus is my Lord.
I might just be found drinking black coffee, pretending to be a stay-at-home mom, teaching art, painting and loving this life. May I be found faithful, by His grace, with my turn in this world.