God is Nigh

Crickets and frogs chirped.  The smell of hay and horses surrounded hundreds of kids and summer camp staff.  A fire blazed before us as sillouettes with guitars lead us in songs by twilight. The final song was always “Taps”

Gone the sun from the lakes, from the hills, from the skies,

All is well. Safely rest. God is nigh.

(Full lyrics for all the verses here)

As I sit here in the dark while my daughter sleeps nearby taps rings in my mind and heart.  Tomorrow starts the first day of this new calling/business/ministry teaching people about finances.  We are well, healthy and full of hope.  Maybe it is because I am excited that I can’t sleep.  Maybe it was that chocolate protein bar I had right before bed… Usually I am exhausted by the end of the day.  But I feel a peaceful excitment..

You know the feeling when you know you’re in the right place at the right time?

Parenting is hard. Being married is hard. Babies scream. Husbands get grumpy etc…

But I am learning that good things are hard! And deep down I feel like I finally fit.  35 feels good. I finally don’t feel too young or too old.

I used to think I would feel this way when everything became easy, when I stopped making mistakes.

At the risk of rambling too much I will stop.  My prayer and hope for you this Thanksgiving is that you will know what you were made for.  God put you on this earth for a reason. There is a space that only you can fill.  You are so precious and beloved. I pray that you will know your Creator and as you celebrate harvest with family and friends you will be able to safely rest and say “all is well” because God is nigh.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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