As a child growing up, I always heard that time goes by quicker as an adult. I never believed this until I became an adult, and this year seems to be going by in double-quick time.
In approximately six months, I’ll be on the plane to South Africa. I’m excited and scared. Where did the time go?
There are two quotations that have had significant meaning for me this year.
The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”
–Frederick Buechner, Theologian
In my journey to become a cross-cultural Christian worker to South Africa, God has led me to the organization, Growing the Church, where I can serve with deep gladness through my two passions: working with young people and publishing. I am truly thankful for this opportunity to serve others.
For all that has been — Thanks. For all that shall be — Yes.”
—Dag Hammarskjöld, United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize recipient
I love my life the way it is. I have the best family and friends in the world. I attend an amazing church, and I enjoy my current job. I have an active and good life. As the saying goes, “life is good.” At the same time, I am ready for a change. I can echo Hammarskjöld’s sentiments: Thank you, God, for everything that has been. And “yes” to this new chapter of my life. It’s going to be good.
2 thoughts on “Six Months Away”
Great post, Nicole.
Thanks for the reminder that we don’t always have to be running FROM something; we should be running TOWARDS something, leaving the past behind.
Thanks, Agatha. I loved your bike post too. I read it this morning. It makes me want to play like a child.