My job is busy in the fall. It’s almost like ministry New Year or Mardi Gras or something equally busy but slightly less festive. Add in a couple of family events and one giant ALS event, multiply by my lack of organization and divide by 17 and the final answer will be: too busy to blog. Seriously, I’ve missed writing my thoughts out here in this little piece of the interweb and I’m still not sure when I can get back to overloading you with every little detail of my life. It will happen though. Oh, believe me, it will happen.
Until then, I just wanted to say: we are well. We are in a sort of “middle patch” I think.
Have you ever been in the middle?
Not the beginning, not the end. Not the worst, not the best. Not the fastest, not the slowest.
We’ve done some of the hard work of adapting to this new normal and I’m proud of us because it’s honestly the hardest work this family of mine has ever tackled. We’ve gotten some awesome things done with our kids and I’m so proud of God for that…there’s no way we could have accomplished a single bit of it on our own.
Steve is learning how to respect the demands of his body’s condition, while also devoting himself to the call of God on his spirit. His spirit is not shrinking, not retreating, not defeated and not silenced. Not by a long shot. To say that I’m proud of him wouldn’t even scratch the surface of what I feel for that man. Recently, he spoke to our interns at Westside and said a sentence I will never forget for as long as I live: “I’m learning to live in the tension of rapidly increasing physical limitations and rapidly increasing spiritual freedom.” Read it again. I’ll wait.
I wonder: are you currently living with any limitations? Does it sometimes feel like those limitations are pulling the walls in around your life, your joy, your purpose? Maybe this is your chance to borrow Steve’s sentence for yourself and ask our generous God to show you the quickest route to increasing spiritual freedom.
That’s all I’ve got today – but I have a lot stored up to tell you later on this week. Some exciting news and some almost-exciting news. Heh. Thanks for sticking with me and this blog through the up’s and down’s and in’s and out’s and jump’s and spin’s of life. I’m blessed to be any little part of your day.