Friday, February 28, 2014

Immeasurably More

You are never too old to set another goal or dream another dream.                                                                                         ~C. S. Lewis

I don't know when the dream started. Maybe the first day RB went to work 50 minutes from home after we had both worked on the same campus many years. Or from the day RB realized engaging with students was more fulfilling than sitting in multiple meetings for hours on end. Or maybe God planted the dream in our hearts together. 

However it started, we both held the dream -- RB of being a full time professor, me of being connected in our work again, and both of us dreaming of writing projects we wanted to tackle together. 

We thought our dream would be years away, but God just has perfect timing and gave us the desires of our hearts (Psalm 37:4). Most of you know that we'll be empty nesters at the end of this year. Quite an adjustment for this momma whose greatest joy is all wrapped up in motherhood. Having RB work from home will help in that adjustment. 

Don't you love it when all of sudden in the middle of whirlwind living, God drops a "Peace Be Still" moment? We are grateful and excited about our new ventures. God has promised if we commit our work to Him, our plans will succeed (Proverbs 16:3). God lives in the center of all our dreams.  I look forward to what He has for our future.

Our computer bags are ready; we can work from anywhere in the world or stay home when RB is teaching onsite. It won't matter, as long as we are together, doing what we love. We go confidently in the direction of our dreams to live the life we've imagined (Henry D. Thoreau).







16 comments:

SuzyQ said...

Congratulations, my lovely friend, and my good buddy! We love you guys, and are so happy for you! Maybe this will allow you to roam to where we are once in a while? You know you don't need an invitation! You are family!
S & B

Denise said...

Praise God, very happy for you.

Paul Peak said...

So, I guess you could do that from Virginia. We will have the guest bedroom ready for you!

Terra said...

Your dreams are becoming reality. Enjoy as they unfold.

Rebecca said...

I'm so happy for you - and would love to know more details :)

Gary and I are kind of waiting for "our dream" to happen.... Meanwhile, determined to be faithful and bloom where we're planted.

Mindy said...

Congratulations! What an exciting adventure He has for you. =)

Eunice Stearns said...

So happy for you and enjoyed reading your post. How wonderful to have your dreams come true!

Joyful said...

Congratulations! It is wonderful when dreams become reality. It's so nice to that God is making it happen more quickly than you would have thought.

Joy said...

Congratulation! Feels really great to have the opportunity to realize one's dream.
Good luck:)

Grace said...

Your dreams are becoming reality with help of our Lord. See upon Him. He is our great Spepherd. Let's follow Him.

Denise said...

What an exciting adventure Pamela! I am happy for you both, and looking forward to this happy time for us too! Will soon be retiring and looking forward to the plans He has for us in the next phase of our lives! ♥

Blessings and best wishes for you!
Denise

Brenda said...

How lovely for you both to share the dream, God bless you as it continues in your lives. I have found that age does not seem to matter where God is involved. The things He has brought me to do involve things I have always loved, like writing, interacting with people and allowing my times to be in His hands. We know when His plans are involved in our lives don't we, because then we have a peace about it.
God bless you both and your family.

Dominique Abram said...

Congratulations to you two. Exciting times ahead! God bless. N

Ceil said...

Hi Pam! What an exciting time for you! And isn't it just like a Good Father to make sure that you are ready for the transition with hope and love in your pockets?

I pray that your projects will be fun and full of close times with your husband. It's so great to look forward to change with anticipation, not dread! God has been so good to you.

Enjoy every minute of the transition. Who knows what packages the Lord will send? And they will be full of grace, I know it :)
Ceil

Jacqueline said...

Pamela,
I am surely looking forward to following your adventure! I am not yet understanding what it is all about, but I do know the Lord will bless and grow it for His glory and His namesake! Keep posting, and I will return a comment back so I can see what marvelous things the Lord will do :) Multiplied blessings, friend!

Petra said...

Empty nester here too and glad that God is keeping me busy and sane. Glad that your dreams are coming to fruition.

 
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