Kate said announce
God chose the less than, the smelly and impoverished, shepherds to make the announcement that Messiah had been born.
I love that about our God – He never looks at title or rank. He looks for the willing.
Kate’s word prompt is perfect today!
I have an announcement too. On December 22nd I will end my long work career. I am officially retiring.
I know what that looks like for my customer service job but I’m unsure of anything else. Will I continue blogging? (My website costs money!!!) What will I do? I have two books in the hopper, which will go out in January. I will be sure to announce on social media!
People Must Know
And, the only way people will know is if we announce it. I pray each one of us will have the holy boldness to share our faith as we continue into the Advent season and the new year.
After all, people must know. And, how will they know if there isn’t anyone to share the Good News!
Let’s Be Announcers!
We will bear the Good News. The Hope of Heaven. Let us be shepherds of the sheep leading them Home!
Are you all in?
Congratulations on your retirement!
And wishing you an Lowell a blessed Christmas and 2022 , filled with new adventures and good health!
And, the very same to you and Garo.
Congratulations on your retirement, and I hope you have a lovely Christmas! (And hope you keep blogging!)
Joanne Viola says
Susan, I sure hope you somehow manage to continue blogging as I would miss reading your words. May you and Lowell have a blessed Christmas and much joy as you begin this next chapter of retirement! xo
I won’t stop writing that is for sure. Just not sure what it will look like.
Andrew Budek-Schmeisser says
Switch to Blogger. It’s free, and you can get a cool swirly orange theme.
I don’t dig announcements
for too often I will find
that I’m still sitting on the fence
and might just change my mind,
but if I say stuff definitely,
I lock myself into
a place that really won’t let me
find a window to dive through
to wander God’s creation
whistling, and free of care,
not bound to any station,
lighter, in fact, than air,
and that’s a thought whose very train
most say would well describe my brain.
We plan to wander for sure – who knows NM again?
Andrew Budek-Schmeisser says
We sure hope so!!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations on your retirement, Susan! It’s the same for me and my husband–he retired 2 weeks ago. And I am pausing my writing, but not sure what is ahead. God knows and has it all in His hands! Blessings and prayers for you, dear friend!
Bettie, your beautiful writing? But, God has you and will lead you. Of that I am sure.
May God guide and bless this transition in your life! Congratulations on retirement.
You have said it so well in this post–as Christians we are the announcers of hope.
Ah…the announcers of HOPE. O! I do love that!
TINA L PIZOR says
Congratulations on your retirement, but it will be a big transition as well. I pray you find fulfillment in the extra time in your schedule now, taking time to do what you love and also serving others. Yes, we must let people know. May God offer us those opportunities daily!!
What a lovely comment you left, Tina!
Merry Geary says
Happy retirement n many days of happiness in Gracee as you decide what next move will be in your journey. Merry Christmas to you both. ❤️
helemarie Reavis says
Hey Susi, I’m so excited for you honey! I know that Our Lord will Bless y’all and so many new things to do and see. Have a Blessed Filled Merrry Christmas, Honeys
Love ya both
Sandra K. Stein says
Congratulations on your retirement.
Hope you don’t stop blogging–there are several free platforms you can use.
Wishing you and your family a very blessed and beautiful Christmas!
Sandra, thank y♥u!!!