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Life is changing…

Nine more early wake ups

A lifetime of memories wrapped up in 30 years

A chance for a beautiful new beginning

My time to shine and rise to the occasion


As retirement looms ahead on the horizon, my life will cease being so busy with teacher stuff but instead will be full of God stuff! My early rising out of bed at 5:00 am will be replaced with a chance to rise and meet God at the crossroads of my life. The intersection of grace and bravery will stretch before me as I pursue God and His plans for me. Every step will be a new chance to say “yes” to God and use my gifts in challenging and creative ways. Everyday will be a new beginning as my Part 2 unfolds. Every moment will be an opportunity to rise to God’s call and not my own.

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God has promised new life in Him. I feel like I have the chance to begin again in retirement. God’s call for me is to honor Him in this newness and share with others what it means to be brave and rise to meet Him with all I am.

Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. 2 Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. 3 For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:1-3 NLT


I am so blessed to be finishing one career and starting another that can focus more fully on what God has next. The courage, excitement and nervousness that I am feeling is all because the next steps will be amazing. Thank you all for joining me on my journey.

Love to all,


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