“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to the dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 NIV
June 6, 2014 – the last day of teaching. The first day of a new season. Most Americans call this season retirement. I’ve been guilty of calling it that, too. Guilty because I used to say that I couldn’t find that word or anything related to it in Scripture until I went on a small Google search. There it was – retire. Moses, directed by the Lord, told the Levites that they were required to retire from their labor at the age of fifty, at which time they would assist their brothers in performing their duties at the tent of meeting. (Numbers 8:23-26). http://www.christianretirement.com/content.
It’s now 2017. So hard to believe how quickly this season is passing! Seize the day! The moment! The very next breath! Why is it going so fast? Did the past twenty-nine years in the teaching field go this fast? Well, raising two sons has certainly whizzed by. I hardly remember their grade school years!
And the past thirty one years of marriage has moved at break neck speed. The vacations together; the few “come to meeting Jesus” moments create some markers in my mind. The everyday getting up out of bed to make his coffee and my tea; our hugs in the dark of night; those moments have melded into one comfortable blur.
The intent of this new season of not teaching was to have written pieces for this blog and to complete the story of the role my spiritual mom played in my life. After struggling over that project for nearly all of these years, I finally wrote her story and sent it to a magazine for their consideration. You cannot possibly imagine the freedom I felt when I pushed “Submit.” There. That project is done. No more. The memories of Doris and the legacy she left me lingers on but putting the few years of our lives together on paper is complete. And we move on.
Back to this blog. The teacher in me comes out in times like these – you have to have a plan; a direction. The purpose has been and will continue to be to bring encouragement and hope to other women who seek to walk closely with the Lord in the dailyness of their lives. The plan is to share a scripture truth that can be applied to one’s life so that you the reader will know how alive and sharp the Word of God is and needs to be in our lives.
Submitting the story about Doris cattle-prodded me in to this chair in my Diva Den! I want to push “Submit” again! And again!
Blog entries will continue! More often you’ll see a story pop up on this site. Thank you, faithful reader, for continuing to seek out my blog page. Hopefully it will not disappoint.
The word for today is to let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts and be thankful; let the message of Christ dwell among you; and whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. (Colossians 3:15-17.)
Go out with Joy today! Be led forth in his peace! Isaiah 55:12