It's been over year now since I survived my heart attack. I put a few things on hold like blogging. I started a few things like becoming a coffeehouse owner [Proust Coffee in Redmond, Oregon]. I quit a few things like being in paid ministry, and accomplished a few things like my dream of owning a coffee shop. I discovered a few things about myself, about others, and about the world.
I felt the need to step away from a few things. I needed to step away from paid ministry and church altogether out of necesity because my health wasn't improving—more on this in another blog post. There were some relationships I needed to step back from. And I felt the need to put blogging on hold as well as social media—the only social media I did pertained to my business.
I needed space to heal physically, mentally, and spiritually. I needed to find a focus for life, discover who I am as a person, and to hear the voice of Jesus more clearly—away from all the busyness and noise. I needed to find out what was important to me.
In the midst of this here are a few things I've learned and cling too every day:
- Jesus gives more grace.
- Perfect love casts out fear.
- Love people—and I mean everyone.
- My family are my people.
- Be present.
- I really like coffee.
- I miss blogging.
- Being right without love means you are wrong.
- It is good to be alive.
- I am just glad to be here most days.
- I am stilling finding space to heal.
August 25th, 2016 will forever be implanted in my heart (pun intended).