I Am Home

After five years of blogging, I'm going to say goodbye to this blog, The Road Home, that started me on a journey of fully discovering God's goodness. Life is tough. But God's goodness is tougher, as tough as water--- as it gently flows its way through mountains and rocks, shaping whatever comes its way.

The journey has been wonderful! I am humbled and grateful to have walked this road. God truly is my Shepherd. At a time when I needed clarity, wisdom and a safe place to be, He has opened His arms for me to rest and learn. And at this moment of my life, when many things are still uncertain, I am sure of this: I am home. As long as God is with me, wherever I may be, in His love I AM HOME.

This is a bitter-sweet moment, but I believe God is directing me to "green pastures", unbelievable as it may be with the overflowing cup He has placed in my hands. I just follow where He leads.

Thank you so much, dear friends, for your encouraging companionship in this journey. Be assured, God still has a lot in store. I will continue to write and proclaim God's marvelous work in my life for as long as there's breath left in me. You may not see me as active online as before, but I am still here doing what God has called me to do, whether as a parent or to write what needs to be written. Most of all, I am most grateful for your prayers. That knowledge has kept me rising up to go to my Father and cling to Him.

I thank God for His enduring love and unlimited patience as He taught me that He is enough. Five years ago I posted my first blog A Pilgrim's Dream, longing for more than just what the eyes see and the superficial dreams that we have in this life. And God didn't disappoint me. He did take me on a journey. One that was so extraordinary, it was beyond what my human mind and power could comprehend or even grasp. But I was in for the ride and all the while He was beside me. Ah, that was what He wanted me to learn. He is enough. I am home.

God's Word has been my comfort. This I find especially true. (You may read the whole verses of Psalm 62~71. Savor every word. Better than ice cream!)

5 My soul, wait silently for God alone,
For my expectation is from Him.
6 He only is my rock and my salvation;
He is my defense;
I shall not be moved.
7 In God is my salvation and my glory;
The rock of my strength,
And my refuge, is in God.
(Psalm 62:5-7)

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There was a time when most of my time was spent at home staring at the wall while I breastfed my babies or washed the dishes, wondering if the world was passing me by. Nowadays, I lie down in bed at the end of the day, exhausted from the whirl of activities, wondering how the bed feels as I've forgotten the feel of it under my back. Seasons of life do come and go. But know this:

6  “All flesh is grass,
And all its loveliness is like the flower of the field.
7 The grass withers, the flower fades,
Because the breath of the Lord blows upon it;
Surely the people are grass.
8 The grass withers, the flower fades,
But the word of our God stands forever.”
(Isaiah 40:6-8)

In this season of my life, I march on. I know where home is. I know where I belong. My treasure is where my heart is--- in God's hands.

As John Oxenham once wrote, which I copied on my latest notebook, "We live as those who are on a journey home: a home we know will have the lights on and the doors open and our Father waiting for us when we arrive. That means in all adversity, our worship of God is joyful, our life is hopeful, our future is secure. There is nothing we can lose on earth that can rob us of the treasures God has given us and will give us." I say it again, He is enough.

Goodbye and God be with you all!


With much love...




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