Sometimes the Middle is Long
When the middle is long, it’s good to keep the end in mind.
“Let us not grow weary of doing good,
for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9, ESV).
I met my friend, Amy Young, at a writer’s conference in Dallas. She has a website called The Messy Middle and I was starting a Lenten Curation website called the Meet Me in the Middle Project—we knew right away our friendship was meant to be! Since then, Amy finished the ebook she was writing at the time (Looming Transitions), published a print version (see the book above), wrote a companion workbook, created a family resources book, and made an audiobook version available (on gumroad.com). Now, she is in the process of writing her second book!
I’m very blessed to have Amy in my life. We’re in a productivity group of creatives, which meets every two weeks, via Skype. Amy and the group have been holding my hand, long-distance, through my husband’s military retirement and move to Birmingham. I have been encouraged, listened to, and prayed for. Through this long middle season, this group of women has been the Body of Christ to me. I am grateful for those dear hearts that know me so well.
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, ESV).
Navigating Life when the Middle is Long
Sometimes, when the middle is long, God brings our stuck feeling to an end. And when He doesn’t, He gives us friends to keep us company, as we wait. Amy is one of those who has waited with me and kept me company. She’s wise, kind, funny and a little bit quirky. She’s one of my favorite people on and offline, so I’m excited to share her with you this week! Please visit The Meet Me in the Middle Project, where you can read Amy’s good words about how to navigate life when the middle is long.