“Wow, I’ve been so busy that…”
This morning I recognized that “wow, I’ve been so busy that I haven’t blogged in nearly a month.” Looking back, I would say that June is always a bit busy with the kids out of school, six family birthdays, our anniversary, and a host of other events. This year has been particularly eventful as we’ve added a few to this list. Please allow me to highlight some of these.
The first week of the month is always our TruthAtWork Chapter President’s Summit. This is an annual event where all that Chapter Presidents across the nation gather. It’s always a great week as those of us that commune regularly via technology throughout the year get to see each other face-to-face. Equally enjoyable toward the tail end of that week is a day I spend with TruthAtWork brothers from out of town in prayer and my spirtual retreat day Friday which allows me to reflect upon the week as well as cast vision into the next year. More to come on that down the road.
This June has also been particularly eventful with our son, Chris Jr, graduating from high school. Yes, if you monitor my social media, you’ve likely seen many pictures capturing the memories. He’s headed to Purdue next year to study engineering. If you’ve ever had anyone graduate or recall yours, you likely recognize that it’s not just your graduation party, its 10, 20, or even 30+ other parties you get to enjoy over the month’s timeframe.
And, if that weren’t enough, for the past year we’ve been praying about selling the house and in May felt we had confirmation to do so. So, on June 12th (my mom’s birthday), we listed our house followed by a flood of showing on our anniversary, June 13th. If you’d like to view our house or share with others please view here. Most ask, “where are you moving?” to which we have various responses; however, is best summarized by “walking by faith, not knowing where”. Yes, like Abraham and many other great leaders of faith in the scriptures, we feel God’s guidance in letting go and trusting that He’ll make the path clear for next steps in the right timing.
Finally, if that weren’t enough, I began writing my first book this past month and am now over 75% complete with the initial draft. Thus, my writing energy has gone into the book versus my blogs. I look forward to completing this over the summer and seeing what God has in store for it in the future. As I’ve shared with many, even if I never publish it, it’s been a great reminder of His presense and faithfulness in our lives as we learn to surrender to His leading.
So, given all this, the passagle of scripture God has brought to mind today and a theme over the past few weeks has been about Mary and Martha. Please allow me to share the passage from Luke 10:38-42 NIV: