A New Chapter


I shared a few posts back that I was following a 31 days series to change the world.   Day 28’s post was about telling our stories.   Emily, the writer of this series, started the post off with a profound quote.

Our lives are at once ordinary and mythical. We live and die, age beautifully or full of wrinkles. We wake in the morning, buy yellow cheese, and hope we have enough money to pay for it. At the same instant we have these magnificent hearts that pump through all sorrow and all winters we are alive on the earth. We are important and our lives are important, magnificent really, and their details are worthy to be recorded. – Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones

We awake each morning and buy yellow cheese – ordinary activities but they develop into a greater purpose – that defining moment of our lives.  I love writing and telling stories of my own, but I also like sharing stories of others.

My life long friend is on a journey that she has never encountered before.  Her family consisting of her husband and two sons are opening up their hearts and their home and giving two little girls a new place to live and a new family to call their own.   And I get a front row seat to the new chapter of their lives.

“I will not leave you as orphans, I will come for you.” – John 14:18

My heart is over joyed as she is part of something bigger than herself.  She is making a huge impact for God’s Kingdom.

In reading through 2 Corinthians 4 in the Message, I uncovered this verse.

“Remember, our Message is not about ourselves; we’re proclaiming Jesus Christ, the Master.  All we are is messengers, errand runners from Jesus for you.”

I love seeing how her story unfolds, but more importantly how His story is being carried on.

“And our lives filled up with light as we saw and understood God in the face of Christ, all bright and beautiful.”


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