What do you think?
I’m such a minimalist, so I’m loving all the white space.
And can I brag over my daughter’s photos of me? Wish you could have seen us laughing at Lone Pine Park on a misty Saturday, with me trying to pretend I was a super model, which I don’t think I quite pulled off. But close? (Come on –I’m 47. Give me a little love.)
This makeover feels like when we moved out of our old yellow house that had newspaper for insulation and faulty electrical wiring. I was glad to move into our newly constructed home, but it was hard to leave a place where there were so many sweet memories.
You’ll let me *sniff*sniff*, as I say goodbye to my old, cozy site, won’t you?
But there is this book launch coming soon (before the snow melts off the mountains behind our house –that soon), and it has called for some new things to be in place on my website.
It’s hard to change, though.
Change is exciting and uncomfortable and a little sad and then exciting again, all at the same time. But one thing I know is that following God’s path always requires changing and growing. As soon as we call Jesus Lord, he moves in and starts propelling us forward, without asking our opinion on the pace.
I watch Jesus, as he gathers 12 men around him with simple words.
Come. (John 1:39a NIV)
Follow me. (John 1:43b NIV)
And these men come. They follow. They don’t say, “Wait, does that mean you’re going to make me write a blog? Write a book? Get a website makeover? Teach Spanish? Learn how to manage high schoolers? Be vulnerable with people on a daily basis?”
They come. They follow.
So here I am. Jesus called me when I was young, and I have followed him to many an uncomfortable, stretching place. Wouldn’t change it for the world, though. This is the stuff that a satisfied heart is made of.
Now let’s talk about you. Is Jesus calling you? Will you drop everything and go wherever he leads? Will you let him set the pace and call the shots?