The Adventure Begins - An Introduction
It's my 50th year. I've made it. By the grace of God, I've made it. He is so good. He's placed within me dreams of being a writer, a speaker, an encourager to the body and someone who loves like He loved. Full of grace, acceptance, compassion and truth.
My honey and I are realizing our dream of minimizing. We're saying no to the things that tend to crowd out what's most important to us. We went from a two-story home with a pool in a beautiful community to our new "love shack." Don't get me wrong, it's beautiful and beyond what we had asked or imagined. Our own little daily get-away nestled in trees on a tiny lake. We now live on cabin time from the time we get off work until we have to go back the next morning. The fact that we are new emptynesters hasn't hurt the process. We "allow" our youngest to come home from college whenever he chooses.
With this new found freedom and focus, I'm choosing to take steps to realize my dreams. I don't know the breadth of what God has, but I can't wait to continue to work on my depth with Him. This blog is my way of getting started. I'd love to hear what's on your heart as I share mine in the coming days, months, years. God has allowed me to go through many things that I'm sure many of you will relate to. Through it all, the good and bad, He's remained constant and has shown me how to live in the fullness of His Spirit. My heart is to encourage you to find that same place. To be able to look at any circumstance and say, "The joy of the Lord IS my strength."