Refreshed and Ready

It seems so long ago that I wrote my last post, and I am very sorry to have been interrupted, but I have a very good reason… 😀



After all the stress and chaos and nervous excitement of the wedding and all that happened before, during, and after, life is finally beginning to settle down. In the past 30 days I have gotten married, moved to a new city, and left my independent life. I am no stranger to change and moving but still, it is different. The most important thing to me now is to get involved in the church. My new husband and I are getting excited to start a small group in the fall.

Maybe someday I’ll look back on these early days of marriage and be as grateful for them as I am for my experiences out of high school . Next year is my 10-year reunion. It’s astonishing to think of the girl I was when I was 18. She was a naive, rule-abiding, tightly wound over-acheiver who was much more happy staying in bed with a good book. Well, that last part of me hasn’t changed much.  However, I have been thinking about how I’ve grown and praying that I can continue to grow in the right direction. I have no doubt that my new life will serve to challenge and prune me. I’m so glad to be here and incredibly grateful for where I’ve been. Where have you been in the past 10 years? Think of all the things that have happened. Don’t let them go to waste, instead let them have meaning, the good and the bad.

I know that I began writing because I believed that the Lord led me to it. The reason I haven’t just picked up a pen is the same reason I have all these blank canvasses in the garage. I’m fearful of the result. Well, no more. I want to stop doubting and start walking into his will. If there is anyone who is listening, pray for me and I will keep you in my prayers too. After all, my goal from the beginning has been encouragement for others. So, here goes the mighty pen!


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