This past week, I’ve come to realize that we, my friends, have a glorious chance to be Rocking Ordinary by how we respond publicly and privately to current events. Changing the world — highlighting audacious, extraordinary grace — is what we are all about, and there’s no time like the present to walk out Christ-like attitudes before our family, our friends, and our community.
So if we had been more transparent the last two decades of our marriage, what would others have seen? A lot of struggle over the issue of homeless children, refugees, and minority orphans. A lot of prayer, a few arguments, and a lot of tears.
As usual, I didn’t get Christmas cards or holiday letters sent out. And it has been quite a while since I talked about my family here. So I thought I’d take a moment to catch you up on the latest Garfias gossip. All in all, 2015 was a good year for our family. We started with high hopes and finished with a bang! David started his own soccer club, the first competitive (non-recreational) soccer program in our city. This has been a dream of his for many years, and he just loves every minute of it. The Rowlett Fusion Futbol Club is growing faster than he can keep up with it. He already has four teams and is looking to add even more this spring. There are two talented coaches working with him, and a couple more are talking about joining the program this year. So our weekends are plenty busy with soccer games. David also directs our church AWANA program, one of only two full programs (preschool through high school) east of Dallas. Since he changed …
Somewhere deep inside of me (and within you, too, I think) is a desire for significance, a yearning to be more, do more, and know more. That’s a good thing. It’s the mark of divinity within, the god-image baked into our souls since women began.
Satan has to stop that, or he’s doomed.
“What would have happened if this person hadn’t prayed and acted on their calling? Would peoples’ lives be different? Prayers of ordinary people opened the doors to God’s work. And your prayers can do the same.” — Tricia Goyer, in Prayers that Changed History