I had a couple of things to tell you today. Some exciting things about the book, some winners to announce and some random spinning facts that I wanted to get out of my brain and into yours (I know you’re feeling pretty lucky right about now, huh?)
However, my father-in-law, Paul Stern, passed away this morning. He was the truest definition of “one-in-a-million”. I’m thrilled for him to be home with the One that he loves and we’ve been praying for a few days that he would be able to escape his failing body and enjoy his real, new life, but I’m still feeling quiet.
Death is deep water because it makes you stop and look at your life and your purpose and the way that you love your world. It calls to us to take inventory…to count up the days and people we’ve been given and make sure that we’re spending our minutes and muscles wisely.
So that’s what I’m going to do today. In honor of his life and legacy, I’m going to take a long, sacred pause and remember why I’m here.
“…so we do not grieve as those who have no hope.” I Thessalonians 4:13