Well y’all…just like Winter crept right back upon us, here I am BACK with the W.O.W. Blog!!!
So much has transpired since my last blog post, therefore it’s going to take me a little while (and a few posts) to catch y’all up! Let’s start with some of the more obvious stuff, like me being an Akron resident once again. Who knew, RIGHT?! I got back from the France tour and God said “Put it in PARK.” I was utterly confused, disappointed, heartbroken and angry…but I obeyed. It’s going on a year now and I can tell you without the least bit of doubt, that had I been ANYwhere else during the experiences of the last 12 months, I probably wouldn’t be in my right mind. I could very easily make this a book and tell y’all the whole story right now, but I fully realize that with Social Media being what it is today, attention spans ain’t what they used to be Child!! (Not to mention this is a four-part series, so I need to keep you saints coming back, Ya Heard?!)
So, I already told y’all we were going to be talking about peace, right? Well, in my preparation for this “Come Back” I made the decision to be VERY transparent. What I can tell you now, without giving too much away, is that my life has been void of peace for the last several years. Don’t get me wrong, all the skinnin’ n grinnin’ was real, but not as a reflection of peace. Really, it was a constant awareness of His grace being sufficient and a “knowing” that what He had promised, He would SHO’NUFF do!!! One might ask, “Is that not peace?” and I would quickly say, “Not in my book”. See, in the book of Mattie, my smile was sustained by what hymn writer Fanny Crosby called “Blessed Assurance”. Isn’t it strange that I could have this deep trust in God and His promises, but still be without peace? I’m still trying to grasp that in its totality, but the part that I finally get, I want to share with y’all!
You know what? I think this should suffice for a reacquainting post don’t y’all think? Plus, I need to save a lil’ something for y’all to come back for NEXT WEEK!…and make sure you do, because I’m bringing company with me!