What a whirlwind my life has been these last two months! Traveling for a variety of reasons culminated in traveling for the Love and War tour. Goodness, it was quite a schedule. It was exhausting, demanding and difficult. It was also glorious, fun and an immense honor! Oh, the best part was meeting the men and women who wanted to have their book signed at the end of the evening. Getting to meet, look into their eyes and chat briefly was just so great! I was meeting my brothers and sisters who are on this journey with me, who I’ll know well in Heaven, but getting to meet them on this side. YAY! Thank you to all of you who came. What a privilege it was for John and I to have been able to come.
But I am home now. Big sigh. Home for a month before traveling again and I am so thankful! Today, I planned out the meals for a whole week – breakfast, lunch and dinner – (yes, be amazed), then made my grocery list and actually went out and purchased it. It took four trips to unload the car and half of the groceries are still on the kitchen counter but I feel so very accomplished!
When I am rested, I am so much more organized. I am also such a nicer person. This morning, I ventured out into the snowy twenty-degree weather and took our dog for a walk while I talked with God. Oban (our dog) was so happy, running along with his nose in the snow. On the way back home, we passed my neighbor’s who also have a golden retriever who loves playing with our dog. They’re kind of like cousins. Anyway, as I’m passing their house, I think about inviting her over for coffee. We gave the couple Love and War for Christmas and it would be good to talk…but honestly, I haven’t had the energy to pursue anyone for quite a while. It felt so good to be thinking about pursuing our neighbors again! So, I’m passing the house when she emerges to let out her dog and invite ours over to romp. Then, since I have the time and the space, I was able to “hang out” and talk (inside) while the dogs raced around in the snow. YAY!
Now to pace myself. I can hear Jesus saying, "Walk with Me". Yes, Lord.