“It’s either the safe, secure life, living within the box without enterprise
or resourcefulness, or it’s the risk of initiative and faith,
the road less traveled. Jesus wasn’t willing to live the contented,
predictable, unremarkable existence of a small-town carpenter.
He knowingly abandoned that role and ‘set his face toward Jerusalem’ and
what he knew would be abuse, rejection, torture, Golgotha, death,
the grave, resurrection and ultimately heaven so that his Father’s
purposes would be fulfilled.”
The Crime of Living Cautiously
Luci Shaw

Today was yet another tearful goodbye at the airport. Candace following God’s leading as she “sets her face towards India” once again. Oh how I would love to hold her tight (like I did in kindergarten) and keep her close, but then I would be holding her back.

Hold takes on a whole new meaning these days.

Over the past few years, I’ve written a great deal about my “nest” transforming from “empty” to “new” nest. It’s that time of year for many of you. Or perhaps one of your friends. Maybe my musings will help soften the blow of children flying from the nest. Know I am praying for each of you, maybe not by name, but in the Spirit. Let’s do this together.

“I think the hardest thing for a mother is to make it possible for a child to be independent and at the same time let the child know how much you love her, how much you want to take care of her, and yet how truly essential it is for her to fly on her own. It’s definitely the ‘pushing out of the nest syndrome.'”
— Madeline Albright

Help for your “hurting Momma heart”:

Three Tuesdays in August (2008)

And Then There Were Two (2008)

And Then There Was One (2008)

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