Monday, April 5, 2010

We Make Plans and God Has a Good Laugh.

 walker, 3 yrs, Shell Island, FL

This was not the intended post today.  I was going to craft something relative to home decor and spring but I was reading Lysa today and her post struck a chord with me, and compelled me down a different path this morning.

God had a plan for us before we were even created. He knew what talents he was going to give each and everyone of us, but the problem is, He also gave us the God-forsaken (pun intended) right of free will. Ahhh, that blasted free will can get you every time. And some times, when our free will choices are not his choices, he re-directs us, and sometimes that re-directing stings. 

Nate, 18mths, Shell Island, FL

Never in a million, gazillion years did I sit down and say to myself "Self, i think you should manage operations for XYZ."   No.  I think I said I was going to grow up and marry some prince charming and stay at home and raise my babies and live in a grand house and have a little get the picture.   And here I sit, in a job that i did NOT interview for, in a role I wouldn't have chosen in a million years.  But you know what? I get to stay home every day.

Even though this is not a job i chose, it is a job that has blessed me with a wonderful paycheck that enabled me to both provide solely for my babies and still stay at home when my marriage failed.  God knew what was coming down the road at me, and friends,  he made sure to protect me and provide for me in ways I never would have imagined.  He doesn't ask you to tell Him how to make it work, he asks that you just believe in Him.

linking to Darcy's Sweet Shot Tuesday...late :)

I alone know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper and not to harm you, plans to bring you a hope and a future - Jeremiah 29:11


  1. Jumped over from Darcy's. Your post is so true and I love Jeremiah 29:11, so thankful.

    I thought your photos were just beautiful. I am hesitant to use "effects" in my photo shop (because I don't know what I'm doing), but this inspired me. Is that what you did?

  2. Hi Heather :)
    No.. i am not photo shop savvy. I barely can use a digital camera! These were taken with my old Minolta camera - which is gasp - good old film. Shot in black and white - i did not shoot in color film and then print in black and white - although you can. I just scanned them in my scanner - which is why you can see tape at the top of the second photo LOL. The other pics so far on my blog ARE with my Sony digital - I just cannot seem to make it shoot GREAT pictures.