the story i meant to share three months ago | a chapter in my story

I wrote a post in May that I fully expected to come back to before now.  It was about saying goodbye to good things (click HERE for details).

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My friend Julianne had decided the time had come to step down from her leadership position at our Wednesday morning bible study.  What I failed to mention was that I, too, was leaving (along with another longtime leader friend, Diane).

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These ladies and I go way back.  I joined the bible study 10+ years ago on the heels of my first pregnancy loss and the mess that followed.  (Tests.  Surgeries.  Two more pregnancy losses.)  There were just a handful of ladies back then – Julianne and Diane already part of the group.  [It has since grown to a group of more than 200 women!]  Wednesday morning bible study provided me with a place to grieve and grow.

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We helped each other weather life’s storms.

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God used it to help shape me into the woman I am today and for that I am deeply grateful.  But as I mentioned before, sometimes God asks us to say goodbye to good things to make room for something new.

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Which is exactly what happened this summer with IF:Table.  A monthly gathering of women over dinner.  Not a bible study, but a place to connect and go deeper.  To encourage one another.  To create bridges.

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Don’t get me wrong, I still very much have bible study on the brain. In fact, I’m trying to get this one off the ground as I speak type => Restless by Jennie Allen.

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As I close the door on Wednesday morning bible study, the end of my journey there seems to echo the starttests, surgery, and a time of healingA new season in more ways than one.

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