Because you asked, Chief…

Today I had lunch with a friend and former business associate. We talked about change. We talked about the art of communication. We talked about listening. And he asked a question – a question that I didn’t answer because – well, other things seemed more important. So, friend, here you go. My answer to the question, “So, what are you doing now?”

I’m truly learning to relax and enjoy this season in my life – not sure how long it will last, and don’t want to squander it. I’m reading and writing, praying and listening. I’m working a little, playing a little, relaxing a little. I’m focusing more time on friends and family, and actively seeking opportunities to minister in ways large and small. And I’m learning to be OK with a life that is filled with fewer definites and more new adventures.

The Lord has crafted me and gifted me uniquely to serve and glorify Him, and He will continue to direct my path. I’m excited about both the “now” and the “not yet.” I’ve never been more grateful, humble, or awe-struck of the majesty, sovereignty, power and love of my God.

That, sir, is my answer.
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About Ronne Rock

Ronne Rock’s heart finds its strongest beat where beauty and pain collide – because hope always finds us in the shattered places. There’s more than 30 years of marketing and communications experience in her bones, and she finds great joy in sharing leadership wisdom as a regular contributor to Orange Leaders and QARA. But more often than not these days, she's with the vulnerable in difficult places around the world, gathering stories that change stories. Find Ronne's words in "For You, Love" the prayer journal that invites you to respond, and in Everbloom, a collection of stories from the Redbud Writers Guild. She is currently writing, "Building Eden: Principles of a Grace-Filled Leadership that Restores and Redeems." 

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2 thoughts on “Because you asked, Chief…”

  1. In some ways I’m jealous of the time you’re getting. It’s not often someone can do it and not be worried about paying the bills.

    Your lunch friend must be a brilliant philosopher with a great heart.

  2. Yes, Arnie, I am blessed beyond measure. And it’s not something I take lightly – there were years when I, as a single parent raising a child with no financial assistance, wondered if I would have enough left over after paying those bills to feed my son. God provided then, and He provides now. I am truly humbled that He would allow me this season.

    Yes, my friend is a brilliant person with a dry wit and a healthy appetite – for food and life.

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