Ash Wednesday

It's Ash Wednesday if you're watching your church calendar--or if you knew that Mardi Gras added last net. It came and went around here, sadly enough. I always want to go into Lent with more intent.

A year ago today, I went to the doctor in British Columbia and ended up in the hospital with a ruptured appendix. That was the beginning of a lot of changes for us--for me. It was a long road to where we are today. Almost a year of Lent in some ways. And it's been good. We're in a much better place. Not an easy place, but a better place (as the song goes: "getting better, all the time").

It's amazing how much things can change in your life--if you let it happen. It would have been easy for us when we were first married to settle down in Eau Claire and have a comfortable life. It probably would have been a good life. But we would have missed out on a lot--and we probably wouldn't have grown much along the way, either. Stepping out on a limb can be good.

Maybe I'll pull out one of the Lenten devotionals from the bookshelf and take some time with that this season.

1 comment:

Jane D. said...

What a year it's been...but God has been constant throughout. And my support and friendship has been there and always will be! Yay God for His work in all of our lives! Have a GREAT weekend away! I look forward to seeing you next weekend!