Sunday, February 13, 2011

There's No Place like Here

Hello dear ones!

It has been quite a while since I've spent time writing but it feels so good to be "back in the saddle" and connecting to you through this beautiful digital world. I really want to tell you all about my friend Stephanie. She is an artist, teacher, fiance to an almost Navy officer, and friend. She has just launched her website and her artwork is amazing and inspiring!

But what my friend Stephanie has taught me is something that I know I will struggle with for a long time, something that God has been trying to get through my thick head for ages.  
CONTENTMENT; adj. satisfied with what is or has been, not wanting anything else.
The ability to be content where you are. There are so many things that I want to do and so many things I feel like I should be doing right now or working toward. But instead I am called to sit here with my husband, bounce back and forth from the library to the grocery store.

Some days it seems so meaningless and without any purpose. But then I look in the mirror and see the pride and selfishness that so often consumes my heart. Who am I to say where I should be or what I should be doing? Who am I to think I should be anywhere than right here, where God has planted me.

This is the essence (and title) of Stephanie's website and everytime I click on the bookmarked tab I am reminded that yes, there is no place like right here. NO other place than where God has sent me and if I just allow him to fill my heart He will surprise me in so many ways!

Example A: This morning at church I was introduced to a woman name Julie. She is the college counselor at a high school around here. She welcomed me to spend a day with her learning about her place in the education world. What a beautiful example of God's love, reaching out to a perfect stranger.  Pray with me that Julie will have more opportunities for me to learn and prepare myself for God's next step.

1 comment:

  1. Noelle,

    You are such a wonderful blessing in my life & I'm honored to get a little shout out :)

    I look forward to the many conversations and times we will have together and insights we will show to each other. I know God has wonderful things in store for both of us, and like you said, if we just let Him do what He does best, life will be splendid indeed.

    love Stephanie