Wednesday, January 06, 2010


On December 30th I turned 30. I can clearly remember thinking that 30 was old in my childhood. Thirty is right up there with "maybe 55? 80? 103?" in those guess-my-age games that adults like to play with kids. Birthdays like that make you think. What have I done in the past thirty years? What do the coming years hold?
By God's grace, the past decade has been a time of incredible growth in my life. I've seen the brevity of life and the faithfulness of God in a whole new light. I've learned a lot about my own sinful heart and the process of santification. I got married, had three children, two miscarriages, moved 9 times, lived in 4 towns, made many new friends and lost a few.
God is faithful. The Psalms include many reflections on the past and the evident faithfulness of God. Psalm 107 offers a synopsis of God's work on the behalf of men in the past.
Verse 43 sums it all up:
"Whoever is wise, let him heed these things
and consider the great love of the LORD."
So I've been spending a little time thinking about God's faithfulness in the past and the surety of His faithfulness in the future.
I'm not scared of being thirty!


Glidewell Family said...

Happy Birthday!
From the Glidewells

Jason said...

I thought it must have been dennis who was 30. I know he is old. Valerie couldn't be 30, she is closer in age to me. Then it dawned on me. I am no longer less than 25. Oh my. My turn is coming.


Patti and Bruce said...

May God bless you and keep you through your 30's :) Happy Birthday xo

David and Amy Campsall said...

Aha, the time has come to leave the 20's and delve into the world of the 30's:) I'll join you later this year:) Looks like you had some fun. That video of the girls singing was so sweet. Have a good day in the Lord.

9Browns said...

Happy belated Birthday, Valerie!

Joan for 9Browns