Seriously, has it been almost a year since my last post? Time has flown, and since I am officially another year older today I can truthfully ask, “Where have the days gone?”
So much has changed, and yet so much remains the same. Pardon me while I wax philosophically for a while…
Changes… into the new house on the lake, which we both dearly love. The guest-house-now-turned-quilt-studio has gone from dark tan and maroon paint to light lilac with darker trim, and soon to have a neat little wallpaper border. Necessary things are stowed away and unpacked with only a few boxes remaining stashed in closets. I have settled into routines that fill my day and help me to accomplish what needs to be done.
Same… quilting continues, only a small amount of time spent knitting right now, our three cats and PJ the dog love it here and adjusted well to the move, there seems to be a shortage of hours to do what needs and wants to be done (I bet it is the same in YOUR world, too!).
But perhaps the biggest change of all is… I am entering the ministry. At the age of 58 I have clearly heard the Call of the Lord to give Him more of myself. I have known since I was young there was a call upon my life, but it has taken these many years to get to the place where the path was plainly revealed. I have applied and been accepted into ministry training through the Foursquare Church. This involves lots of study time on theology, church history, and practical ministry application. At the end of the journey is a 3-hour interview and of course I am so intimidated by all of this… the teacher in me thinks I must know EVERYTHING before I can even schedule the interview, and the more I study the more I realize that is not practical. If He has brought me to this place then He will faithfully give me the words to say, but it is difficult to relax and rest in this promise. Control… relinquishing control is hard for me. Planning…preparing… years of teaching have settled my dependence of pre-planning and having all my ducks in a row, so to speak. But He says to rest in Him, so I will. I don’t know exactly where this path will lead, but know with certainty it is where my God wants me at this time.
So there you have it… my BIG REVEAL. Needless to say, time for blogging is even less than before, but I can’t get much WORSE than I have been for the last year, can I? LOL! I really am going to make attempts to be regular at this, but I think you will all understand the focus of my blog will probably change to some degree. Yes, there will still be quilting and knitting, but also more of the spiritual journey I am on.
Psalm 27:8 (NKJV)
8 When You said, "Seek My face," My heart said to You, "Your face, LORD, I will seek."
Dreaming of fall in the mountains…