Please forgive me because it has been an entire year since I last wrote a blog to you all. It wasn't because I forgot to write or didn't want to write, the honest truth is that I just didn't have the oomph to write and then in the spring I made a decision to move from Florida to New Hampshire. Moving from one state to another consumed my time and energy. It was a big move for me but with the help of my children, and the Lord's blessing and guidance I am once again making New Hampshire my home. New Hampshire has always been a place that I loved and was my home for 20 years before we moved to Colorado. We left New Hampshire for Colorado in September of 2013 and now I have returned. I feel like I have been on a long journey, albeit a very good journey, and I now have returned home.
One very nice thing about returning home is reconnecting with old friends that I haven't seen since 2013. It has been absolutely wonderful to spend time with them and catch up on our lives. Just recently I made plans to visit with a friend who lives about 45 minutes north from me traveling on I-89. For those of you reading this blog that aren't from New Hampshire, I-89 North begins in Concord, New Hampshire and takes you through New Hampshire, Vermont and up to the Canadian border. It is an absolutely beautiful drive, especially this time of year when the foliage is so colorful. The day that I went to visit my friend was a gorgeous fall day. It was sunny and warm and the trees were ablaze with their colors of fall . Because I was thoroughly enjoying the drive along with the joyful anticipation of spending time with my friend I, once again, found myself praising God for the blessing of living in beautiful New Hampshire!!! I say once again because as I was driving it suddenly occurred to me that this was the exact same place and situation that I experienced many years ago when God first whispered in my ear about moving to Colorado to help people in need!!!! I immediately remembered my reaction to his calling to leave my home in New Hampshire and move to a state that was totally unfamiliar to me. I wasn't exactly willing or enthusiastic about moving to Colorado and so I tried very hard to ignore God's call. As I was enjoying the beautiful ride to my friends house I realized that, this time, I had no fear of what God might once again whisper in my ear. I was ready and willing to listen and act upon whatever he might ask of me as my relationship with God through Jesus has grown deeper over the past 9 years. I immediately sensed God's sense of humor in the situation and I giggled to myself and also with him as I knew he was telling me that I was home and all I had to do this time was to enjoy the beautiful ride. The rest of the ride was very precious to me as I sensed God's goodness, blessing, guidance and faithfulness in my life very deeply. As I thought back over the past 9 years I knew that the events and responsibilities that I experienced in Colorado were way beyond anything that I understood, anticipated or had any knowledge or strength to handle on my own. My only avenue was to trust God and to lean on him 100 percent. Minute by minute, day by day, month by month and year by year as I trusted God and leaned on him, I began to realize that God is indeed 100 percent faithful. He never once left me and never failed me in any situation. What a joy it is to have this deep, personal relationship with God!! All I know to tell you, from my personal experiences, is that God is faithful. God is loving. God is trustworthy and God is good and the only way to experience his faithfulness, love, trustworthiness, and goodness is by giving your life completely and totally to him.
As I wrap up my thoughts in this blog I want to share with you that there were many very good reasons why I made the decision to move back to New Hampshire and one of those reasons, that directly affects Soaring Wings Ministries, is that my daughter, Meredith, and I are now able to once again physically work side by side together for Soaring Wings Ministries. It was very difficult to work on Soaring Wings Ministries when she was in New Hampshire and I was in Florida. We are excited for how God will direct us and even though all of our boxes are not yet unpacked and we still can't find things that we need we are making plans to help the homeless through out the United States, not just in Colorado or New Hampshire. To that end if you know someone in need or if you are reading this yourself and need assistance please reach out to Soaring Wings Ministries. Go to our website and click on financial assistance. There you will find an application for financial assistance that will need to be filled out and submitted to Soaring Wings Ministries for review. Once we receive the application we will read through it and get back to you.
Also, Soaring Wings Ministries is once again looking forward to our annual Christmas event..... Stockings and Cookies! This was such a fun and successful event for everyone when we were located out in Colorado and we are so happy and so excited that we will now be able to host this event here in New Hampshire. More information will be coming about this event. In the meantime save the date for Saturday morning December 3rd for Stockings and Cookies!
In closing, I want to say that it feels very good to be writing to you again in a Blog. It also feels very good to be living in beautiful New Hampshire and it also feels very good to be praising God on I-89.
To God be the glory in all things,
Founder, Soaring Wings Ministries
Anita Rennells is writer of this blog. She, along with her husband Ed, founded Soaring Wings Ministries to serve the homeless. The purpose of the blog is to tell the story of Soaring Wings Ministries and to give glory to God.
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