• Beth Hildebrand

A new domain at age 40…..Little Revelations Day 26

Today’s little revelation…the older you get the more you’re blessed and the easier it is to be worn out by 10pm at night!

This “milestone” day of mine I’ve felt surrounded. Surrounded by birthday wishes on facebook, text messages, phone calls, cards and prayers from friends and family. Surrounded by a new community who wish me happy birthday after only knowing them for a few hours.

The gift of hearing other writers’ stories that gave wisdom, vulnerability, honesty and loveliness. The gift of hearing that “Jesus was local”. It was the gift of reaffirmation that I need to be like Jesus by being local.

Just as Moses had a 40 day mountain top experience…why not ask, why not dream, why not believe that God can give His 40 year young daughter a mountain top 40th year? That’s being pretty bold and dare-full to ask, even think, and much less type on this screen! But why not?! Hey, you only turn 40 once! I think I’m going crazy.

I’m feeling blessed and loved and ever so full of gratitude. A gift given to me for my birthday last year led me down a new path…one I wouldn’t want to back-track and go the other way. It’s been a path filled with exploration and adventure into a new domain. Who would’ve known that a year ago?

I’m learning that even though my dreams can seem unrealistic (to me) and might be different than what HE knows, all I need to do is be like Jesus in my local domain, in my small world, in my little community.

Thanks to all for my well wishes and birthday prayers, gifts, surprise party, trip to the Allume conference so I can be here on the day I turned 40 (and the HUGE and AMAZING swag bag!)… and mostly thanks to God for his never-ending grace and for all of you!

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So thankful for:

#1017 My parents

#1018 God’s grace and radical love for me for 40 years

#1019 Surrounded by birthday wishes on facebook, text messages, phone calls, cards and prayers from friends and family. Surrounded by a new community who wish me happy birthday after only knowing them for a few hours.

#1020 A gift given to me for my birthday last year led me down a new path…one I wouldn’t want to back-track and go the other way. It’s been a path filled with exploration and adventure into a new domain.

#1021 I’m learning that even though my dreams can seem unrealistic (to me) and might be different than what HE knows, all I need to do is be like Jesus in my local domain, in my small world, in my little community.

#1022 the birthday gift of Allume

#1023 my husband being stay-at-home dad for 4 days for me to go to Allume.

#1024 our children praying for me

#1025 a huge and amazing swag bag!


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