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Last week we took daughter #2 down to college and stayed 2 nights in a hotel. I was so lucky to find a hotel for 2 nights that cost less than $150(for both nights) AND it was about 20 minutes from the beach. This time last week we enjoyed sitting on the beach for a few hours, gorging ourselves at an all you can eat seafood and a little quiet time for just us (me and the man). Our financial problems still loom, but the little break was a nice breather. Nice to just reconnect. Weird how you don’t know you need something until it happens.

Well child #2 is off to college and I am left with 2 kids at home. To say it is odd, weird and different is an understatement. The last time I had only 2 kids, was about 17 years ago. Plus instead of girls now, we have a girl and a boy at home, so that dynamic has changed as well. I know for some they are empty nesters and I have no doubt that adjustment is just a bit harder!!

I have found that I am moving closer to God. Through the storm, the doubting my faith and belief, I Have been drawn closer to God. I didn’t expect it, and honestly didn’t realize it until I actually stopped, took a breather and looked back! So I am refreshed, and preparing for the next battle. It seems each step closer I take to God, satan has something new in his playbook, making the battle a bit harder. But with God, I am making it through, battle by battle…

Since it seems the book of Revelations only added to my battle, I have decided to re-read Revelations and dig a little bit deeper. This time I will remove the sci-fi images that I had the first go around. I will admit my biggest issue with Revelations itself, it talks about the end. For a person with a genuine fear of death, talking about the end is not an area in which I want to go “exploring”! Yet there is a tugging, telling me to read again through with different eyes, and a different mindset.

I am not sure what I expect to see differently. Yet Revelation 1:3 says “Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near.” – God is leading, and I will follow…