Time to Rise
Climbing My Second Mountain
2020 is the year I will rise up to scale my second mountain. I can say with 100% certainty that I won’t be climbing it the same way as the first.
I will climb this mountain slower, taking time to really see the beauty and wonder of it all. Listening for the bird songs. Seeing the purple crocus rise up out of the freshly thawed ground. Touching the rough bark and sensing the life in the trees that reflects mine.
I have learned in the dark valley that there is a deeper and more meaningful journey that I can choose to take up my second mountain.
I intend to put relationships first.
I intend to be open, vulnerable and allow more intimacy into my day to day life.
I will relentlessly pursue what is good, right and true by aligning with what will leave a positive and permanent mark on the people around me.
My North Star
God will always be my true North Star. He is my beginning and end. The lamp that lights my path. My friend and encourager.
I desire that the work of my hands will have a purpose and be thick with service and kindness. His purpose for my life is now my will for my life. I surrender to the one who made me.
I want to live my life as a gift to others and not one lived for just myself.
I will make every effort to move my thinking and actions from independence to interdependence.
I cannot live this life well, full and whole without help from others. It is only through a rock-solid and connected community that I can bear the burdens on my back and truly thrive in service.
I have a deep yearning to care for others. To go beyond myself and my worldly pursuits and simply care for people right where they are. Sacrificial love is the best kind of love of all.
I'm All In
I am all in. No second thoughts. No keeping my options open.
I am committed and planted and will grow deep roots. I have planted this flag deep into the ground.
My second mountain is bigger and better than the first. It is richer and more generous. I don’t discount the journey or reject the things I achieved on the first mountain.
My second mountain is simply the more generous and satisfying journey after it.
And the view is spectacular.
Blessings to you
Thank you for being here with me. I hope my sharing my heart has given you something good.
I am never far away my friend. If you need me, I am here to support you on your journey.
God bless you, no matter where you are on the map.
Find your freedom.
Live your life.