Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. 3 No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. 4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5 There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever. (Rev. 22:1-5)Read more
Trying to remember ALL that’s happened in 2020 and make connections and find a pattern has been difficult, but I think I’ve nailed it down:
It’s not a common practice for me to reflect back on a year. But this is 2020.
And yet, it’s hard for me to look back and reflect accurately. I journaled a lot… but I don’t keep my journals in any particular order and that lack of discipline cost me this year. Plus, a lot of the time I’m journaling and if I look over it I more often than not say out loud, “What was I thinking?”Read more
There are a couple of areas becoming clear where I will do a bit more writing and start back in podcasting for 2020.
I will continue to lend my voice, small as it is, to supporting women in ministry. Leadership. Not just ordaining. Leadership.
I will continue to lend my voice, small as it is, to racial justice. There is so much I continue to learn in this arena and a couple of areas where I give my attention here in Alabama.
It’s a bad pun and I fell into it before I realized it. Looking ahead to next year I have realized that the Lord has brought me a gift in this time period. The past two years and the year ahead are pivotal.
It is a moving away from the hectic scramble and stress our current culture has fallen into and a move into the purpose of what the end goal is all about. In the next 20 years, what will be the work the Lord has for me? How am I to finish well?
Of course, the word that comes to me is: “Focus”. Then, the realization that next year is 2020, and, well, you see where the pun lands.
Yet, is that not a great theme?Read more