My Cup Runneth Over

God is so good.

As I look forward to the new season of my life, my heart is so full with all of the wonderful things people have said and done
during this transition.  I had the opportunity to watch the new director of Christian HELP in action yesterday and I feel such a sense of peace that God has just orchestrated and ordered my steps and hers.

I am jumping in with both feet on this new adventure
and I can’t wait to see the doors God opens as I work with a new team and the community to make a real difference for the homeless in our community. 

I hope you will be part of this journey.

Leaving Well

I can’t believe tomorrow is the last day of my season at Christian HELP.  What a journey and a privilege it has been to serve there. I have seen so many lives changed and met so many wonderful people over the past 7 1/2 years.

I have turned in my key and tomorrow my computer will belong to someone else. The desk and office I have been in will no longer be mine. The people I have become accustomed to working with will now be working with a new leader. It seems a bit surreal.

I will miss so much about this job and this place. I will miss working with the team and the volunteers the most. I know they will be in good hands with the new leadership, but I will miss the interactions, the passion, and I have to admit it… some of the drama.

So, tomorrow will be my last day but it is important to me that I leave well. As many i’s that I can dot and t’s that I can cross will be dotted and crossed. I will leave knowing I did the best I could and hope that when history looks back at my tenure that it will be positive.

My heart is full for all we have accomplished. The passion, the drive and the commitment of the team will continue on.

I will miss it though.

Calm in the Storm

Yesterday I was concerned about my son getting his driver’s license. I had no doubt he would pass the test, but another teen on the road is a scary thought for any parent. There are just so many things to keep your eyes on and so many distractions. It turned out that he was not the one I needed to worry about yesterday.

I slipped away for the afternoon to the mall for a leisurely shopping trip to unload this Dillards gift card I have in my wallet. As I made my way through the racks, I received a hysterical phone call from my daughter. I had a hard time understanding what she was saying and thought I heard words like “the car exploded”. Really she was letting me know that she had been in a car accident. All I wanted to know was if everyone was ok.

Fortunately she was fine. The car had to go to the hospital and we will get the report on that sometime in the near future. Cars can be replaced. People, not so much.

I needed to be a calming voice on the other end of the phone to get her to a place where she could start to take the steps she needed to to move forward. After I knew she was ok, I could give her instructions on what to do next. I made some calls on my end and arranged for her to be picked up, my husband talked to her, and she was able to make it home safe.

Sometimes when we are in the middle of a crisis or storm, it is hard to think straight. We feel panic and become almost paralyzed. Having someone to rely on our reach out to is so important. I am thankful for my family and friends. I am also very thankful for my faith. When times get crazy and the storm is brewing around me, I can stop and pray. God reminds us that he can calm the storm. “And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.” -Mark 4:39

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