Yesterday was quite an emotional roller coaster for me. Those days seem to be few and far between, but yesterday struck like a thunder storm that had been building in the distance.
You’ve heard me say many times how much I love our home in New England. We have great friends, jobs, and a wonderful church… And we feel absolutely blessed by all of those things.
For those of you who know us here, don’t get the wrong idea.. we aren’t moving away! We’re here and we’re invested… and we’re glad for all of it. But this blog is a place for honesty, transparency and the freedom to talk about real life. Real life is hard – it isn’t always perfect or pretty or clean. Yesterday my heart was messy, as was my makeup, and I felt so very, very torn.
Despite my torn heart, I know we aren’t all supposed to stay together in little huddles of friendship and community. Not all of us, anyway. If we all stayed together, who would go out? And if we all went out, who would stay with the people there? We’re meant to be scattered, to form new community, new disciples, and new and deeper roots in Christ.
So today I’m thanking God for the people who have helped shape who I am – my family and the friends who I don’t get to see regularly, but who have walked with me through so much of my life. But I’m also thanking God for the new people who are shaping who I am now, for the new ministry that is stretching and growing me and his Kingdom, and for the daily reminder I need him above all else.
Happy weekend, friends. I’m so glad it’s Friday.