Today’s post will be my last. I began blogging shortly after my daughter Perrin died in November 2016. The writing gave me an avenue to reflect on the journey that we traveled for so many years with her, as well as a way to look forward towards health. In reality, these posts have been a form of grieving and counseling for me. The act of writing has helped the healing process. Beyond this, the encouragement, support, compassion of all who have been reading these reflections over the years has lifted and propelled me more than I could ever express. I am so thankful for all of the kind words, emails, and love.
The time has come for me to enter a new season. I am calling it the Year of Jubilee. In the Bible, God commanded the Israelites to practice a weekly Sabbath, a day of rest. He also called them to a Sabbath year every seven years, and then a Sabbath after seven Sabbath year cycles, the 50th year. He called it the Jubilee year. It was a year of rest, freedom, and celebration. After over 40 years of work, hundreds of blogs and podcasts, Space to Breathe Again, and coaching and consulting, I am claiming my Year of Jubilee. In essence, I am going to practice what I so constantly preach about creating space to breathe.
I don’t know exactly what the year will look like or what I will do. I think that’s fun, an adventure. I haven’t made any decisions about what I will do after the year is over. I am convinced that God will show me the way to go.
My hope and prayer for all who read this are that you, too will make bold moves to create space in your life. The distractions and anger around us keep getting louder. The speed and degree of overwhelm keep on increasing. We are all getting pulled along in the riptide of excess. We are choking to death on too much. The world around us needs people who will boldly live to a different Voice, to the One who still whispers, “Be still and know that I am God.” Will we heed that gentle call?
Thank you so much for the privilege of sharing my thoughts. I can honestly say that, over all these years of writing, I have never received one unkind word. Amazing! I look forward to what God has in store for me. He is good, and He redeems the hardest of life’s circumstances. Trust Him!