A short excerpt on faith and the good of not knowing clearly…

I’ve been reading bits and pieces of Dallas Willard’s book titled Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship With God. The title caught my interest right away, and reading it has been good but slow. His writing is rich with insights and biblical references requiring more time. But here was an interesting passage that resonated with me. Isn’t it true that when I embarked on new life adventures I only had vague ideas? Thank goodness I did. If I had known the full scope of what was required or had to endure, I would’ve gracefully bowed out before I even started.

I hope his words resonate with you and give you courage!

“Did you really know what was happening when you entered the university or military training, got married or brought a child into the world? In some vague sense you did, perhaps, but you also had very little idea of what it meant in the long run. Had you appreciated all that it meant at the time, you probably would not have had the courage to proceed. Then you would have missed out on much good that has come to you through those events.” p. 113

“In faith also we come very slowly to appreciate what is happening to us.” p. 113

– Dallas Willard

I didn’t know it’d be this scary. But I am safe!

“Often God does not give us what we ask for, but I believe that he will always answer, always respond to us in some way. Some people say that God silence is an answer {when our prayer request is denied}. But I think that if we know how to listen, God will normally tell us something when he does not give us our requests. We will hear it and grow through it if we have learned to recognize and acknowledge his voice.” p. 105

Happy new year!!

Happy New Year!! 2019 is here.

Thank you everyone for walking with me this year. Feel so grateful for this blogging community, keeping in touch with friends through it, making new friends, and having this creative space to share.

2018 was a good year!! Lots of sunshine and outings beyond the usual bubble that we’ve been living. Having these opportunities were God send moments to have new adventures as a family.

Ellis went on her first airplane ride to San Diego and she was laughing out loud at take off and landing. Being away from home and having new experiences did take us down the trails of Emergency Departments and frantic calls to the doctor, but spending time with grandparents and having our kids play with their cousins in SoCal were more than worth it. Memories to cherish.

Wishing everyone a health-filled, happy, peaceful, and blessed new year!!

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