Friday January 17, 2014
It’s a new year.
Doing anything brave?
I’m feeling inspired—no, compelled—to.
I’m joining up with Friday’s Fave Five today to recount the blessings of the week, and my #5—traditionally a quote—will come back to that.
But for now, the blessings of the week:
1. Being back! I hesitate to say, “I’m ba-a-ck…” because it’s still a busy semester, and I may fall off the posting wagon. But I’m anxious to touch base with my Friday friends again and hear what’s happening with all of you.
2. A new schedule. I taught some classes at a local university last semester and I simply LOVED it. What a great experience. They won’t need me this semester and in a way, I’m disappointed; but in another, it’s nice to have a little time back. (I’ll fill it up again, though, of course…) Teaching high school in the day and two college classes twice a week can be pretty time consuming. It was challenging but fun, and I'm so thankful for the experience.
3. Watching God work. This past Sunday we visited a church plant and heard a former student preach. I claim no part in what this young man is now, but it is so awesome to see what God does with young people yielded to Him. It’s a privilege to be in a place where I can see that happen.
4. Memories of the holidays. I’m still feeding on them. Thanksgiving was awesome—we had ALL our boys together plus a precious grandson and two wonderful daughters-in-law. We had a great time. And we got to see three of the boys at Christmas time, too. During the holidays, I spent time with my mom—helped her decorate for Christmas at Thanksgiving and helped her take everything down when we saw her after Christmas.
5. An inspiring quote:
“We have to be braver than we think we can be, because God is constantly calling us to be more than we are.” (Madeleine L’Engle)
And with His help, we can. I’m feeling driven to undertake some new study in 2014, and I am just so excited about it. And a bit scared. It will definitely be a challenge, and I’ll be called to be more than I am now, that’s for sure. But if He is calling, I know He’s already there.
And that bravery? Well, He’s the best Source of that, so I’m sticking close to Him.
Have a great week!