Thursday, August 13, 2015

Encouragement Along the Way

There are many days when I get antsy  ...
antsy to do something new,
to explore a new locations,
to start fresh again,
to have new adventures,
to meet new people.

We are finishing our 7th year in NC.
That is the longest I have ever lived anywhere - 
I did get 8 intermittent years in FL but that was college (technically still a New Yorker) and my first job.

There are places that call me ...
but NC is not one of them.
Yet I know that this is where God wants me.
In fact, on the days when I want to throw in the towel and move back to the Pacific NW,
there are the encouragements.

This week, I am thankful for a beautiful home.
God has given me a rest, a retreat, a place to call home.
I am thankful for the ability to own a home - 
to be able to make changes, updates, repairs, improvements.
These blessings make the antsy days a little easier.

I am thankful when the Lord "shows us a token for good,"
when He reminds us that our work is "not in vain."
I am thankful for weeks when hubby has lots of opportunities to witness at work.
I am thankful when someone enjoys one of hubby's books.
I am thankful when the church website has a lot of traffic.
I am thankful when there is a response, however small, to the Sunday School lesson.
I am thankful when my students are well practiced and breeze through their lessons.

1 comment:

  1. All 4 of us Hadley kids have been planted in one place longer than ever before. I'm in the lead with going on 11 1/2 years. We don't own, but have been able to make improvements to the parsonage and do repair work. :) It definitely helps!