Then we got two beautiful black kittens named Zoey and Rylie who are like our children since we have none of our own. Then I got sick. Just before Thanksgiving, (Canadian thanksgiving) I started to have pain in my back, pain that quickly spread to my lungs. The doctor's think it is viral pleurisy, an illness that in a nut shell makes it painful for me to breath or do much of anything. This does not help when working in childcare. After much struggle I have now taken time off to try and get better leaving me stagnant and my direction vague for the first time in years. I started a Tik Tok Account, posting cat videos daily with some amount of success because who doesn't love cat videos, but there is something more, something I needed to be doing and I couldn't figure out what it could be.
Enter my brother. My older brother Bill who is going through his own health crisis and needs all of the prayers he can get, suggested I should start writing sermons again. This is something I haven't done since I was a pastor and shrugged it off. I can barely hold a conversation let alone speak at length, then God gave me a nudge. There is no reason I cannot write and maybe with the help of a text to voice app even make short videos.
So here I am. Once again sitting with my Bible beside of me but now with a kitten snuggled up on my other side and have begun to write. I'm not sure where this new chapter of my life will take me, I don't know what sorts of challenges the new year will bring, (Mad Max was set in the year 2021 after all..). The one thing I do know is that with God all things are possible. Today I read in I Thessalonians 2:4 "but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts."
I have been entrusted with a purpose and that is to share God's gospel, it is an honor and a privilege to serve Him and I will do my very best using the gifts He has given me regardless of what tests try to stand in my way.