This is the beginning of many new things…life with a new computer (YES!), a new year with band, a new school year, and weighing on me right now–a new Youth Director for our church! I’m overwhelmed with the mixture of emotions I feel about the addition of this new person, Jill. I am trusting God to bring us exactly who our youth need, and I’m wearing down from feeling like the adult of the group. (I guess I am, now that I think of it). I love our youth so much–will they love Jill? Will she love and appreciate them? Will she see the beauty in each of them? Lord, you know how important it is that no one is left out, nor made to feel more or less important than anyone else. Oh, I just know it’s going to be great…it is, isn’t it? Yes, it is. I’ll feel so much better once I meet her, see her, sense her spirit. Then, I know God will give me perfect peace.
Speaking of peace…my mother has been living in Murfreesboro for two months now. It seems that she’s always been here. It’s been so natural, so pleasant. I just encourage others to take that step if they feel at all inclined. The hours we’ve already been able to enjoy having coffee and laughing together have been priceless. Thank you, God, for giving me such a sweet gift.