October is a great month. In fact, I’m going to claim October 2015 for myself as a milestone month! I’ve been married 30 years and we are celebrating our anniversary this month. I can tell you the story some time, but let me summarize. We almost didn’t survive year 1 and by year 10, well, it wasn’t good. By the grace of God, I stumbled into Faith Church and met Zack Turner 20 years ago, and came to understand my need for a relationship with Christ. The fact that I’m celebrating 30 years of marriage, let alone still breathing, is a testimony the new life available in Christ and to the fact that Carolyn is definitely my better half!
When I moved to Illinois in ’95, I was only going to be here for 1 year. I really don’t like living in the snow and cold. I’ll refrain from bashing Illinois, but apparently God wanted me in this place. We had been moving every couple of years, and I was really hoping to slingshot through. But alas, this month officially marks the longest I have ever lived in any one state since I was born! Last month I celebrated 7 years at Springbrook, and this month officially marks the longest I have ever had one job!
It just really feels like a millstone month. I don’t know if I’m just getting older and more nostalgic, or if God is just getting ready to bust the doors open on something somehow. I read once that 40 is the new 30, but heard someone say recently that 50 is the new 30! I feel like that, although I don’t know what that means for the 30 year olds. Psalm 90:10,12 tells us we have 70-80 years and that we should number our days. I’m shooting for 80, so I have 9,713 days left as of today. I am waiting on and trusting in God each day, and am really looking forward to the next 30 years with Carolyn and what God has!
Be blessed, and Happy October!
(I’ll share my month with you 🙂
“And Cornelius told us how he had seen the angel stand in his house and say, ‘Send to Joppa and bring Simon who is called Peter; he will declare to you a message by which you will be saved, you and all your household.’ As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as on us at the beginning.” ~ Acts 11:13-15