Once a quarter, I like to step back to see where I’ve been and what I’ve learned. It’s a gathering of all the threads in life, and it helps me pause to take stock rather than rushing into the next thing.
Joining with Emily Freeman today, here’s some of what I learned this spring:
1. Great loss has not depleted life of great joy
If you’re on my Instagram, you’ve seen some of what May brought us. Almost six years ago, when my insides felt gutted and we were clinging to shards of life as we knew it, I hoped for a May. I could only trust it would come. Feelings didn’t give a hint that it might be true.
But God promises joy and his Word promises our seasons of grief will give way to joy. (Psalm 30:5, Psalm 126:5, Isaiah 35:10)