A New Journey Beginning

March 4, 2017 Saturday Night 8 pm. Portland, Oregon

It has been almost a month since Joe left us to go and celebrate His walk with the Lord and be with Him!

I’m becoming a little more accustomed to him not being here, but it is still strange. I miss him holding my hand, even as I am aware that it is now God holding me.  I know from experience that there is still more “letting go’ for me to do. But I’m not going to dwell on it. I will do it as it comes, day by day.

Right now, this 84 year old faces decisions I must make about where I am going to live, and what are my future goals. These questions I am constantly bringing before the Lord. Some of the answers are slowly filtering into my mind. I have six adult children, four married: so I have a council of 10 adults where I can bring my thoughts and ideas; my children can be encouraging and/or bluntly honest. I also will use a few of my trusted friends.

I will be sharing pieces of this thought process with you: some of you may remember when you’ve had the same questions and, for others, I hope this process may help you in your own future.

This journey is going to be challenging, sometimes exhausting, full of laughter and of tears. For that is life. But I do not think I will soon get to sit in that rocking chair I’ve dreamed of… but I MAY get to use my hammock in Brazil where I can stretch out and study, write and pray. It makes a fantastic temporary office!

Tomorrow I will share some quotes of Oswald Chambers from “My Utmost for His Highest” which show one of the basic foundations for my decisions.

Walk with me? This could get interesting.


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4 thoughts on “A New Journey Beginning”

  1. Oh Voni, I’m so sorry to hear about Joe – he was a delight. I hope you take joy in this thought – when I read your post, I thought, “He’s part of the ‘Great Cloud of Witnesses’ now, though! That means he can pray for me and stand with me as my brother!” He was such a joy and I pray life for you will be an embracing of the time you have left until you go to be reunited with him. 🙂

    Love you, sweet friend 🙂

    1. ahhh Gwen – thank you! I miss that man! although I know he is happier than he has ever been on this side- that is what helps me – plus the Lord! Without Him, I’d be a mess!

      So good to hear from you! would love to know more… am I getting your newsletters?

      And yes, there is comfort in knowing he and others are in that great cloud of witnesses!

      much love to you!

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