Slowing Down - Have a lifetime to live

Today, while sitting in class, my hopes and dreams for seminary were renewed. As I listen to my classmates share about their first year MDiv experiences, I am reminded of the reasons I applied for Divinity School in the first place. Ahhhhh. What a sigh of relief to know that my hopes were not necessarily in vain.

I am really enjoying spending time with my CPE classmates thus far and really respect my supervisor. I think I have a lot to learn from him, as well as my peers. I am looking forward to seeing what all God has in store for me this summer. I hope that it is a time of spiritual refreshing and nourishment.

I also realized today some of the changes that have occurred to me this past year. I think the greatest was a shift from thinking that my life could end tomorrow and living every day as if it were my last to believing in and hoping for a lifetime of life and of the possibility of someday being a great-grandmother and dying of old age. That is a huge shift!

The shift has made it possible for me to slow down and to take the risk that I am taking now in making a slight change in route. It gives me time to think and to process what I really want in life, to once again make goals and set dreams, while at the same time freedom to not plan, because I still have tomorrow!

What a thing to be grateful for? To be able to think of life in the long term. To slow down my life pace a bit in order to rest in the moment and enjoy the breathing spaces.

I don't need to rush to get to where I am going, cause God will get me where He wants me in His time. Isn't that great!

Providence and Trust,

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