Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Abilene Christian University has a new President. He is the son of a friend who was a fellow classmate when I was a student at Abilene Christian College in the 1950's.

The school he will lead is bigger and "better" and in a sense it is a "different" school. Things have changed.

President Barack Obama leads a "different" country than the one I grew up in. Much has changed.

My last church where I was Senior Minister for fifteen years is hiring a young, new preacher. The church he will preach to is "different" than the one I ministered to. Yes, things have changed.

Is change good? Not always. But it can be. But good or not---change will come.

I have been thinking. Would I go back and do it all over again if I could?

Of course if we could hand pick, separate the good from the bad, keep the things we like and get rid of the things we don't like---most of us would go for that. But that is not to be!

So no, I wouldn't want to go back. I want to go on to new adventures. God has had a lot to offer thus far, why shouldn't I expect the rest to be just as good if not better.

Oh yes, I'm excited about today, tomorrow and the rest of the tomorrows.

The old songs says, " We are going down the valley one by one, we are heading toward the setting of the sun..."  I don't know about you but I want to go with gusto.

What next, Lord, what next? I'm excited!


Heart2Heart said...


I love your perspective on the paths that life takes us on. Most of the time we look back and regret some decisions we might have made but its through those times that we have the most growth even in our own lives and God is always leading the way to what He has in store for us next.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Mevely317 said...

Yes, I'm downright uncomfortable when my little world begins to tilt on its axis ...
But! Yours is a sweet, reassuring philosophy -- blesedly contagious if I so allow.
Thank you!