I've been involved in education for 36 years, give or take a couple of years in between jobs. That has included coaching a variety of sports. Through those years, the ten to twelve hour days during the season have taken a toll on me. As my circumstances have changed, I've had more of a desire to not be so busy in the evenings and weekends in order to spend more time with Jan, and to be more free to serve folks in our church and community.
Any time my journey goes down paths where the way ahead is not so clear, there is always a bit of trepidation, a nervousness that comes from staring ahead into the mist and not knowing what awaits. As many times as God has shown his faithfulness in providing for us, there is still that bit of a gnawing feeling. My faith is stronger now, but there is still a "help my unbelief" quality to it. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I'm at the age where it is difficult to move into a new line of work. While I don't at all regret my education and career choices, they do affect me as I look for new areas of work.
The one thing I do know is that my Abba loves me and is going to take care of us. How that happens, I don't have a clue. If you would, pray for us as the the story unfolds. It should be interesting. To quote J.R.R. Tolkien,