Today’s post is written by Lisa Nofzinger, a newer member of Easter Lutheran:
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever. –Psalm 136:1
In the past 4 years my life has changed considerably. I left a full-time job in Michigan to join family members in Minnesota. It took me three years to find a full-time job here. I worked temporary and seasonal jobs, and lived with my parents for two years. Also, I lost a cat to kidney disease and adopted another one. I learned how to live through Minnesota winters and who Ole and Lena are.
Lately I have been experiencing another change, perimenopause. I have not had a period in 6 months, I feel like I have PMS every day, and alternate between wanting to snap at people and crying. I have worn short sleeve shirts all winter to work. One of my coworkers and I share a candy jar which we fill up with chocolate. That helps some. I am planning to see a gynecologist soon to see if I can take something to help with the change.
I find much comfort when I realize that God never changes even though the world and human beings do. I have been attending Easter for the last year and signed up for the new member class next month. When I come to church, read the Bible, or pray, I find a God who loves me and all people. God is the same yesterday, today and forever. Our emotions do not offend God. God cares and so do the people and staff at Easter.
Lisa Nofzinger is a resident of Eagan and does clerical work for the state of Minnesota.