My last blog post was June 28, the day after our eldest’s 24th birthday. I have missed writing my blog but it was necessary for this season. This has been a summer of milestones. No, a year of milestones.
It began with a surprise engagement last December. A call for our son from a church in Utah to be their Youth Pastor. Then his graduation from Biola in May. A beautiful wedding in August. The blessing of a new family being miraculously formed in front of our eyes. What a privilege to witness the vows, the promises made by our son and his chosen one.
Then came the move to their new life two weeks later.
Milestones of grace. Of answered prayer.
Celebrations of life. Of what is.
Do we look at our life as the to do list, as the guide for our day?
Do we allow the Tyranny of the Urgent to steal the life from our days?
Or do we look at all that represents life and allow ourselves to be still with God right in the middle of all that goes on in a day?
Are we driven or at rest?
Distracted or intentional?
I chose to stop coaching, stop writing and speaking during this season of summer. Through this final season with our son at home. That was my call from God. To be at rest with Him to celebrate what is.
It has been a blessed and renewing season. I have much to be thankful for and much that was learned and refined during this season of focused rest. It has been a sweet Communion.
And now that season has ended and a new one begins.
I am looking forward to what will be ahead but focusing on staying present to His Presence. Continuing to practice resting before Him Who holds all things together.
How about you? What has been, what is and what are you looking forward to?
Let’s walk together into this new season, learning along the Way.