Saturday, June 12, 2010

What plans, LORD??

"For I know the plans I have for you..." (Jeremiah 29:11a)
God certainly has plans for all of us, but sometimes we get into the "fog" of life & wonder what He is doing? Often, I feel this comes before a big change.

Before Leona was conceived I felt the same way. I remember sitting in my car with my sister-in-law, Alissa, telling her that I felt like God was doing something. Little did I know that a few mos. later I would be meeting with a powerful group of women who would pray for a little one into our life & then 6 mos. later we would be praising God for the miracle of life!!

God has been so faithful to us. Both Ben & I landed jobs in Elkhart right out of college. I had the most wonderful position at a great christian school! Gotta pay back those loans somehow!! He blessed us into a house the next year. He has healed my migraines & my back after 2 stretches of unpleasant health issues! Maybe I should explain miracles here...just His providential acts...God using normal situations to work out His plan (thanks Pastor Schloegel for that theology lesson :)!!

Our little family has changed...MAJORLY since then. Not only do we have a child now that takes so much work & time, but I am a SAHM (stay at home Mom). I have also started my own business called "Leona's Lovely Bows n' Things" with making little girl hairbows & hair clips, which may just end up being a hobbie at this point!!?!??! We'll see as eBay hasn't really taken off like I hoped, but I just have so much fun doing it!!!!

On top of my life changes, Ben is working on-call over some weekends. This is his first weekend & he has had TONS of calls. He was busy from about 8-12 pm last night. Today has been pretty frequent too!! Ben is definitely ready for a change when God brings it. He gets so frustrated to get paid so little for doing such a huge job!!

So I am back to my ? What plans, LORD?? "...plans to prosper you & not harm you, plans to give you a hope & a future." (Jeremiah 29:11b) BRING IT ON, LORD!!


  1. My family has loved following our's been a great way to record our daily happenings. I look forward to reading your and seeing what plans the Lord has for your family next :)

  2. Thanks Becky! I loved seeing your preggy tummy in your latest blog :)

  3. Ahh, Ole Iron Joe and his "miracles speech" :) He would be pleased you remembered it in relation to your physical ailments -but as I recall he doesn't believe in the "miracle of life" either ;)

    But really, as mothers how can we say "it's just another baby"!?! I say bring on the miracles!!! :)

  4. hahaha! Sorry I am on Iron Joe's side of the miracles debate! A baby is not God's working outside of natural things He has put into motion since he created Adam & Eve. It is a marvelous thing that definiely points to God as the Creator though :)