In asking God for a verse for 2020 He gave me this several weeks ago. I was not willing to accept it as my verse for this coming year until He began to speak to me some of the changes, He is bringing my way. I will embrace it knowing that all my suffering here on this earth is a gift from God as He heals and matures me and continues to strengthen me for His ministry. It is through our temporary sufferings that His glory is revealed in us.
Romans 8:18 For I consider the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Many of us are preparing to say goodbye to 2019. As I anticipate a new year on the calendar tomorrow, I also anticipate some new beginnings and endings.
It’s been a year since I began my blogging journey. It’s been a great year. Through writing, I have been able to talk out many issues and queries with you my dear readers. I’ve loved sharing this journey with you.
As many of you know Lanny and I recently sold our Florida home and moved permanently here to PA. After selling our home in Florida our plan was to relocate all our personal belongings to PA as we had a house here. We planned on buying a travel vehicle and becoming mobile as we visited many friends and family.
Upon arriving here due to different circumstances it was clear we were not ready to buy an RV and hit the road together.
My Dad who had spent the last four winters with us in Florida was not able to travel out of PA this winter due to declining health. It is a blessing to be here with him.
Recently he handed me files of his writings since 1950 and asked if I would consider compiling them for him in some way. He would like them organized and copied and shared with each of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
My initial reaction was that I had no time. In praying over these files and reading some I am compelled to continue to read and organize them. I would love to grant my dad his wish and get them in an organized written form and distributed. This is a big job.
When I brought them home Lanny asked why I thought he ask me to do this job and not my brother Roger who recently retired. I considered this question and felt awed that my dad had chosen me. It’s a privilege to read through his legacy of faith and prepare it to be left for all. I’m blessed to do this for my dad as he prepares for his heavenly home.
I say all this to pave the way for what I need to share. In taking a close look at 2019 and now anticipating 2020 I feel a huge change is coming my way.
Many of you know I did not start my blogging last year with writing skills. I began with a clear call to journey with you my readers as God healed me. I never learned how to type so my writing is slow and laborious.
As we come to the end of 2019, I must say goodbye. I hope to continue to post from time to time. I love seasons of life and as I look ahead in 2020, I anticipate a new season. I love each and every one of you and thank you so much for your support and your beautiful conversations.
For years I have felt like God wanted me to share my healing journey in a book form. That was the beginning of my writing pursuit. Through this journey I have been introduced to some of the most incredible authors and books, many of them I have shared with you throughout my posts.
If I had never begun writing, I truly believe I would not have met the people I have grown to love nor read the books I have devoured. I certainly would not have the skills to do what my dad is asking me to do. I am awed as I see God’s loving hand in preparing me.
It is with sorrow I say goodbye to this season but with joy, I anticipate the new. 2020 is going to be a year like none other. I long to pay attention to what God is doing. He will continue to shake the core of many of our lives. As this core is shaken, He will lead us in directions we never considered before.
What direction is He leading you in? What changes do you see on the horizon for 2020?
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