One friend has just started an organization devoted to helping adults connect to the teens in their lives. It's a new venture, but her passion for its purpose has been around for a long time.
Another friend has an interview tomorrow-- praying that it goes well, and that both she and the foundation discern clearly whether they fit together.
Still another friend has begun dating after a long relationship has ended.
I'm thinking of the courage and hope required in each beginning that anyone undertakes, and about the magical possibilities when we take our first steps into a new phase. As I pray for them, I keep thinking of the hymn, "God of Grace and God of Glory." So this week, it's my prayer:
From the fears that long have bound us,How about you all? Any newness I can pray for? Any longing for newness?
Free our hearts to faith and praise.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
For the living of these days,
For the living of these days.