Peace Through the Changes

Happy New Year!

In an ever-changing world of technology, I find it pretty funny that I am now writing for a blog. The Lord placed a burden in my heart to start a Christian ladies magazine many years ago. That burden continued through an amazing change in my life that I could have never have foreseen. In the middle of that change, I often wondered “what in the world is the Lord doing.”

My name is Kaye Dee Richards. I’m married to my wonderful husband of 25 years. I have 4 beautiful children. I have godly parents and parents in law. I live in beautiful Colorado, and the Lord has done exceeding abundantly above all I could ever ask or think.

My journey has not been easy, nor is it over. However, I have experienced the peace that passes all understanding in past trials and have confidence in the grace of God for the trials of the future. I am constantly asking God for direction, as my life is pulled in many different ways as He is changing me.

I am excited for this coming year. I know that with a new year comes change. I’m thrilled to see how God will use this new format for His glory. However…I am also sad. I will miss the hard copy of the magazine. I recently went through all the past issues and it was like reliving the past several years. My emotions went up and down just like it would going through past family photos. It was wonderful and it was painful.

I hate change. I am not one to change my furniture every 10 or so years. I want things to be constant and dependable. I don’t even like getting a new phone. I have moved 10 times during my marriage and have had to struggle with complete change. I wrote about all that in the magazine.

I struggle. I struggle with keeping my house in order. I struggle with keeping my schedule from being crazy. I struggle to keep my time with the Lord. Yet, God is ever patient with me. I wrote about that too.

I am so thankful that the Lord knows all and sees my complete path. In an ever changing world, with struggles that can be overwhelming, God is the answer. I can turn to Him and I can rest in His goodness.

That exceeding abundant goodness is found my dependence on the Holy Spirit of God. Join me as the truths of the work of the Holy Spirit are journaled through everyday living. Lord willing, I and my godly friends will continue to write of how the Lord is teaching us to trust in Him day by day.

Psalm 27:13-14 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

Photo by Brigitte Tohm

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