A reflection from Henri Nouwen which gave me peace
We belong to a generation that wants to see the results of our work. We want to be productive and see with our own eyes what we have made. But that is not the way of God’s Kingdom. Often our witness for God does not lead to tangible results. Jesus himself died as a failure on a cross. There was no success there to be proud of. Still, the fruitfulness of Jesus’ life is beyond any human measure. As faithful witnesses of Jesus we have to trust that our lives too will be fruitful, even though we cannot see their fruit. The fruit of our lives may be visible only to those who live after us.
What is important is how well we love. God will make our love fruitful, whether we see that fruitfulness or not.
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Hi and welcome to my website! I remind myself daily that I am a daughter of God. Everything else about being an author, a speaker, an entrepreneur, a catechist, a poet, a wife, sister, and mom is of less importance.
I'm living my dream life by the sea on the Emerald Coast of Florida, and when I can, I write stories of peace and inspiration for those who seek solace and encouragement. Because that's what I seek.
My spiritual memoir God's Patient Pursuit of My Soul is a romance story God gave me that now, I give to you. Who knows what my next projects are? I'm thinking they'll be several children's books and poetry collections. That's the plan for now. I'm always paying attention to what God directs me to do next and willing to take His lead (with only a few grumbles and grunts).
Thanks for joining me on this amazing journey even if we aren't sure where we're going. It seems we're right where God likes us most.