I love the music of my teenage years… well, all except some of the REALLY bad disco, but I  like some of the disco.  Come on, who doesn’t love Gloria Gaynor?  I belted out “I WILL Survive” in my mirror, because “as long as I know how to love, I know I’ll stay alive” and what 15 year doesn’t know all about love and survival?    But let me focus on the point of this post because YES, there is a point.

Recently we spent some time on the lake and I got some incredible photos of a sunsets.. well, actually two sunsets.  Gorgeous, incredible, breathtaking sunsets


I loved these sunsets.  I thanked the Lord for allowing me to see such beauty and capture them on film.


As I look over these pictures, I think about endings, about the close of the day and the twilight of seasons of life.  I’m in that place right now.  As of June 1st  I’m no longer the director of a non-profit.   I resigned.  It was time. 
I miss it already… and it’s only been 5 days.  But it was time.  The sun had set on that season of my life. 


A new day cannot dawn until the old one is gone.  God has me in this place of a new day…. and I have to walk through the sunset first. 


These amazing, breathtaking sunsets.    I think about the closing of this chapter of my life.  A chapter that began over eight years ago.  A chapter that has changed me forever – changed the way I look at families in need and specifically children in need.

Here I stand…waiting for the dawn and knowing it will come in God’ time.  

Oh, and back to the song…. in the words of Elton John…..

Don’t let the Sun Go Down on Me……
Although I search myself, it’s always someone else I see
I’d just allow a fragment of your life to wander free
But losing everything is like the sun going down on me

I’ll be honest with you, I have NO IDEA what those last two lines mean…. and I didn’t even know the actual words of those two lines until I looked them up for this post. 

I don’t want to see someone else when I search for me…. I want to be the person God has called me to be.  I don’t want to stay so long in one place that the sun sets on my head.  I don’t want to miss the daybreak of the new thing God is working out.

How about you?  Are you in a sunset period or a dawning season?   Or maybe you’re in a midday sun time.   I would love to hear where you are these days.

And if you can tell me in song lyrics… that just makes my heart sing.