Monday, November 8, 2010

Moving at the speed of really good.

Life is flying. In the past month I ended a chapter of employment with a great church, moved across town, celebrated with family and friends, married my best friend, and then went on vacation for two weeks.
It's a lot of change. I'm adjusting to a writing schedule, a 1/2 marathon training schedule, meal planning, attending church on Sundays and living with a boy. I changed my name last week and now have the new Social Security card and Drivers License to prove it. I picked up a library card, a credit card, and a dining room table. I don't really know what to say. It's good. Really good. And at times I feel guilty because it's good.

Some of my favorite people in the world are going through really crappy times right now. So I pray. I pray by myself in the shower in the morning and with my husband before bed at night. I pray in the car on my way to write at a local coffee shop and in the aisles of the grocery store. The prayer is that His good would be done... even if it looks different than the good that we thought that we wanted.

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters." Romans 8:28-29, NIV


shannonmichaelis said...

Thankful for your goodness. Praying for some for the rest of us. :-)

Enjoy living with that boy....

Canyon Girl said...

Really enjoying your blog. :) So, what are you writing with your new writing schedule?


Ginger said...

@Shani - p to the praying.

@Canyon Girl - thanks for reading the ramblings! I'm working on a dream. :) Trying to turn five years of work in youth ministry into something tangible for young women struggling with image issues. We'll see where it takes me!

Canyon Girl said...

Ginger, that sounds amazing! If you need any backend editorial help, let me know!


becca harris said...

this post reminded me, have you read "a praying life" by paul miller? if not, i would say it is a must read.