Intersecting Life and Faith

New Chapters

This post was written a year ago…funny how things come full circle at the same time of year. Daughter #3 is diligently pursuing her desire to get into school and work while living with daughter #2 in Albany. Which means child #4 will be the only one at home. New chapters aren’t bad, just different.
As I take one day at time, sometimes moment by moment, and prepare my heart, mind and soul for the future, I know

there is no other way through life and the trials it may bring except to put my faith and trust in Jesus Christ.There is no other way.

Yes godly counsel can be given, prayers can be prayed, but in the end I always go back to God and his precious Word. And I’m disciplining myself to go to God and His Word first.

Turning to Psalms and Proverbs is a daily occurrence.

As a young mother and busy pastor’s wife my Bible(s) have always been open. My three older children are only 4 1/2 years apart, but when they were young I would lay them down, they were “supposed” to be napping, and then I would relax on the couch with God’s Word in my hand. If it was only for a few minutes I made sure I was feeding my soul.

Those three children are now young adults…but days still are full and it is easier to get distracted and let my mind stray away from the Word of God.
It is more than words on a page. Through everything I have experienced thus far God has drawn me closer to Himself, I have come to know the God of the Bible and I know I can trust Him.
I don’t know what the future holds…I don’t fear what may come because I stand on Christ the Solid Rock and the Word that is a soothing balm or a sharp sword to my soul.

“Lord, Thomas said, ‘we don’t know where You’re going. How can we know the way?”
Jesus told him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:5-6


  1. Becky

    Good reminder, Jody. Thank you!

  2. Terri

    I’ve had lots of new chapters this year and may be facing another big one so I can relate, Jody! Thank you for the reminder. 🙂

  3. judy gates

    As a wife and mother I have never been as organized as I need to be and as a result have often lost focus or passion. Thanks for always standing firm in your example. Xo

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