Growing Up....................................
I'm reading a book right now called Second Calling: Finding Passion and Purpose for the Rest of Your Life by Dale Hanson Bourke.

Maybe the fact that I've said for years that I still don't know what I want to be when I "grow up" has caused me to stop and ponder my life direction.

Maybe it's the fact that I'm in that mid-life stage of life that drew me to this title when I was walking through a bookstore one day.

Maybe it's the reality that I long to feel a fire deep within me when I wake up in the morning and head out the door to face whatever God is calling me to do on any particular day.

Passion.

I want that.

Purpose.

I need that.

The rest of my life.

That's all I have left.

So turning each page of this book ignites something in me.......................

As if two pieces of wood are being rubbed together and sparks are beginning to fly.

I'm excited about the thought of a second calling.

I'm not sure what that looks like, but I am ready to be revived!

If you find yourself sitting at a crossroads in your life journey, consider reading Second Calling.




Jeremiah 6:16






Stand at the crossroads and look;



ask for the ancient paths,



ask where the good way is, and walk in it,



and you will find rest for your souls.


2 Comments:

Blogger Bonnelle Pagel said...

Sweet Tammy,

Thanks for the recommendation on the book. I will definitely try to get a copy real soon.

I love you dear friend and I'm so blessed to have you in my life. Once again it seems we are in a similar path of asking God what He wants us to do next... seeking passion and purpose in the midst of this crazy world. Praise the Lord HE had GREAT plans and purposes for us!!

Love you!
Bonnelle

Blogger Deedy said...

Tammy...so helpful to read your thoughts. It's been a while. In the business of 'doing the next thing' seems these past few months have caught me up in more reflection about our precious girl. Nora went Home 2 yrs. ago March. Been thinking of how to celebrate her birthday in 1 month. She'd be 19 now. Read yesterday about someone saying that their child lived in the bereaved Mom's future. I am SO going with that! Funny that I keep saying now I am a grown-up..and we have 4 adult children and now 4 grands. But I
SO want to not waste the rest of my life...to make a difference for Him. I just need to know what that is. A couple of things are on the horizon. I'm watching that tiny cloud and hoping it will turn into a deluge. (oh, the Bourke book; can pick that up or order one if we are out of it...)
Keep writing....It helps us. Deedy xxoo

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