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Topic: Beginnings (05/31/04)
TITLE: Beginnings-we have so many
By Lynda Cook
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In ones own life, in his life alone, there are many beginnings.
The beginning of first grade. The beginning of going to school and the excitement of buying school supplies, meeting new friends.
How about the beginning of a marriage, the beginning of being pregnant. The beginning of your
first child. The beginning of starting a new job.
In my life there is one beginning of a season in my life that I would like to mention that set a course or should I say a spring board that has helped me during my years and still to this day helping me.
I recall at this time in my life, I was 6 hours away from my hometown and being away from my mom and grandmother, which was security for me.
I recall my first child was about one years old and I was in my second year of marriage and
everything I felt was so new and at a standstill, wondering and concerned that I need something,
I prayed many times. This lifestyle of being newly married, in addition to a new baby was of course overwhelming to me.
New beginnings in my life and gasping for answers.
I remember uttering out..." I wish my papaw(grandfather) was still living, so I could ask him
what to do in situations". Well, I never forgot that day, because the God I learned to know, answered me and said to my heart, " I will teach you", and He proceeded to instruct me to start reading Proverbs and write notes.
Well that day thrilled my heart. I was taking a journey that I didn't know, but I knew I was going
to learn and live out what I was taught.
Through my years have I been perfect? Of course not, but I have learned so much and am still