Don’t Let Your Life Be An Unfinished Puzzle

I’ve been thinking more lately about stages of life. Jen and I are in this weird place in life where lots of things are happening at once. Our last child will graduate from high school this year & head off to college. Our middle daughter is graduating college this year and off to her own career. And eventually, we look forward to being grandparents. Our parents are aging and unfortunately, my wife has lost her mom and step-father. We can also see the end of our careers coming – not in the next year or two, but in the next 5-10 years. We’re in a season and entering a season of lots of changes (some good, some bad, some that carry some stress). In fact, this coming season may be a time of the most major change we’ve experienced in our lives together. It’s a time where I’m thankful for our faith in God and our eternal hope.

I’m reminded of Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 as I realize God is in control of the here and now as well as my eternal destiny:

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