Ok, my plan was to wait until July 1, the first day of my retirement to “reflect” on the retired life, but since this is practically Retirement Eve, I can fill in a bit of what I anticipate this new season/chapter/incarnation of my life to hold:
And now, my fourth life begins on July 1, 2020. God is again calling me to a new chapter of life, and I really don’t know what it will be, which is exciting! By the way, the word, “retirement actually comes from the French word meaning “to withdraw” –to go someplace for the sake of privacy, for prayer or study. Sounds like a great future! It also means, a private manner of life – so maybe now it’s time for “no-pants Tuesdays!”
So I anticipate change, and the same, and I also hope for a revealing of new power, insight and the resilience to do and be the best part of this fourth life – starting tomorrow.
Word for today (since each human should be in the business of learning something new everyday, and I love words…)
Syzygy -- the configuration of the Sun, Earth and Moon during an eclipse. When things align in syzygy, in perfect arrangement, some things become dark, and others, hidden in the light, finally become evident. It’s pronounced si – zi – gee, and we all need it from time to time.
After 43 years of ministry, Randy Cross lived his "fourth life" and shared about retirement, living boldly and intentionally in our world. To be sure, there was some North Dakota thrown in.