"Greatness is rarely achieved by doing great things, but instead by doing good things repetitively." Jeff Manion, How A Remarkable Life Equals A Thousand Unremarkable Steps.
And that's where he is, that's where we are at 40. We've been called to stay the course, to keep on keeping on, to press in to grace and to persevere in the day in and day out small things God has called us to.
Jack and I both agreed that this article was a good word for us and where we find ourselves at this stage of life. That indeed "goodness grows slowly" and "goodness demands staying power." We see it in our marriage and our friendships and business and parenting and ministry and Galatians 6:9 is right on the money:
"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."
In his 40 years, Jack has done small things in a slow, steady, repetitive way- forgiving, teaching, loving, showing up- and I'm so proud to call him my husband and privileged to walk life's road with him by my side.
Happiest of birthdays, my love. Here's to the harvest.