To Begin Again

It has been quite a while since I last posted. Some have asked if I am still writing. To that, I reply an emphatic YES as I prepare for the release of my first book. These past few years have included a wonderfully busy season as our children are transitioning into adulthood. I must admit that I love being a Grammy!

“Grandchildren are the crown of the aged,” (Prov. 17:6, ESV)

I continue to switch gears from homeschooling mom to full-time writer and part-time declutter(er) as I sort through boxes and bins, clutter, and papers that accumulated through years of an overloaded schedule, multiple moves, and items kept in storage for an extended time. No, I have not finished. But I assure you, much progress has been made. I also cleaned out overgrown flower beds, heeded my sister’s advice to plant flowers, and am now enjoying the fruits of my labor. And, I’m heading back to college to finish what I started so very long ago.

During these last couple of months, our family said goodbye to a cherished loved one. We had no idea that our visit just weeks before would be our last. Shortly afterward, my husband and I helped another child move out, thus putting us one step closer to an empty nest. And now, with the wonderful arrival of our second grandchild, I must once again humbly agree with the psalmist.

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;” (Eccl. 3:1-2)

Much could be said about current events in our country and throughout the world these past couple of years. But that is not the purpose of this post. Needless to say, it is a stark reminder of WHO and WHAT is important. This much I do know. God is still on the throne.

“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.” (Ps. 20:7)

“For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD!” (Ps. 117:2)

Now … please go visit, call, write, text, or e-mail your loved ones. Don’t assume that you will have tomorrow to do so.

“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” (Ps. 90:12)

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