It's a new month, a new week, a new day.
After closing the doors to my shop a year ago,
I've been in a state of "what now?".
I know that for me, it was time to close and
move on, but what that moving on looked like...well...
not so sure.
I'm still not sure...
after all, God's word is a lamp to my feet, not a giant spotlight down the road for the next ten miles.
So in 2009 I attended or hosted a few events, sharing and selling some goods, and I waited.
I waited and waited and waited to figure out what to do next.
What is my purpose? I no longer had the "ministry" of the shop--that safe little house where people (o.k., WOMEN) could come and be welcomed and heard, chat, and hopefully be inspired.
It's been a wobbly year for me. I've been uncomfortable (that's really not so bad) and in some ways, I've stretched and grown.(that's always good).
I trained for 5 months and ran the Chicago Marathon in October (as part of the World Vision team) with one of the best and dearest friends ( Monica that's YOU) by my side EVERY step of the way. (talk about bonding...) No, I'm not a runner, well I wasn't a runner. (and I am still F.A.T.)
I spent years schlepping around furniture and moving about everything in sight. I was always on the move, but definitely not in the same way that all that running (and walking and dragging and crawling...and let's not forget whining) forced me to do. I found a new determination and more importantly, someone else to focus on, someone else to do something for, someone who was truly in NEED.
So, where does that bring me? Still don't know, still not sure, but I do know that I am here TODAY, to do TODAY, whatever God sees fit to place in front of me TODAY.
I like that.