The Beginning of my Great Adventure….

Have you ever come to a curve in your life path and wondered what was ahead of you? It seems to happen often as life is full of surprises and unexpected twists and turns.  Well I am there now! There is a big curve ahead, but it did not come up as a surprise.  I purposefully chose this path I am on, and I am excited to see what lies ahead!

I didn’t choose this path because I had to or because circumstances made it inevitable.  I chose this path to follow a dream that God placed in my heart over twenty-five years ago.  Years that were filled with raising children, being a pastor’s wife, and teaching full time to help meet the financial responsibilities of a family of six.

Then all of the sudden, about four months ago, the Lord made it very clear to me that it was time! I struggled with the idea at first for financial reasons, but when this calling was confirmed and endorsed by my husband I knew this was God’s call for me.

As I courageously resigned my teaching position last month (and a regular pay check), I was reminded of a Steven Curtis Chapman song that goes all the way back to 1992, “The Great Adventure”!

What a timely message for me!  The song begins with, “Saddle up your horses –  we’ve got a trail to blaze.” The music alone makes me want to saddle up and go! And I love the part where he says that we will follow our Leader into the glorious unknown! The song speaks to me – where I am – at the beginning of another great adventure in life!

I love to write, teach, and share truth from the Bible. I do not know what is around the curve, but I know The One who will lead me along the path.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NASB)

I will be trusting, leaning, and following God’s word which is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. I am hoping to write, teach, and share on a full time basis as the Lord leads. I will excitedly follow my Leader! I can almost feel myself running just to get a glimpse and to feel the exhilaration of all that lies around the curve!

My passion is to know Him and to make Him known. I have a desire to share the promises and principles found in the Bible, and to apply them to everyday life with an emphasis on turning houses into homes built on the character of Jesus Christ.  I believe that this is the key to joy and a peace that passes all understanding, an element that is rare in many homes today.

I hope that you will follow me as I embark on this GREAT ADVENTURE! I will be praying God’s blessing for you and for your next great adventure as well!

God’s grace and peace be yours,

Larke

 

Oh, and by the way, if you would like to check out the lyrics to this great song I referred to you can do so by clicking below:


“The Great Adventure” / Steven Curtis Chapman / GodTube