Well it's been a little bit. I'm still trying to pop in here once a week or so. So far, so good.
August is here... it's hot.
That's all I have to say about that!
This past week was a tough one.
Early on in the week we got a phone call that one of our sweet volunteers had been in a terrible car accident. We were given no details, just told she was in critical condition and to pray.
News the next day was not good.
My heart broke. By the week's end two people that I respected greatly had left us to go be with our heavenly Father. One I knew rather well after four years of working with her in different roles. One I knew only in passing. He was a spiritual hero of mine. An incredible man who lived literally until the last day to share Christ and make disciples. She was a hero of mine too - someone who served tirelessly behind the scenes... never asking for credit or reward.
My heart broke last week... repeatedly.
While I rejoice for their struggles to be over on this earth I mourn for their families and friends. Life lived without these two is a little less bright. Heaven and the prospect of heaven got a little sweeter.
You get thoughtful when weeks like last week come.
You spend a lot of time thinking about life and death - about the legacy that your life is building.
You grieve. You examine. You weep.
It's the ups and downs all wrapped together that make our lives what they are. It is the good and the bad that shape us. It is how we react, how we walk this life, that tells a lot about who we are.
Tonight I'm thinking about what this next week holds: two funerals - one wedding.
Life... it goes on.
I am determined to not waste a second of it.
I am determined to build the legacy that Christ desires.
I am determined to follow the lessons of making disciples and serving others that I have seen modeled so well.
No regrets. No words left unsaid. Live life well. Live life fully.