Perspective {31 Days of Lovely}

by Debi on


~ Day 24 ~

Life on earth is limited to the rising of the sun and the setting of the same. Today, this 24-hour allotment ran shy of what my to-do list required of me.

In the midst of reshuffling plans to fit the constraints of time – my good plans were intercepted by the best of opportunities.

When our daughter, Priscilla shared the video of her wedding, I sat mesmerized by the memory of a dream come true. A video rose to the top of my unwritten agenda. This divine intervention was followed by an opportunity to hear our adult son tell of God’s greatness in his life; followed by watching a son teach his peers and another serve those younger than himself and another give a presentation with composure as the computer failed to display his carefully orchestrated visuals. I followed this trail of crumbs down a path that veered from my original map. Tonight, I watched our 13 year-old give a speech he dreaded and press through his fears – he left the room with a smile. A text from another daughter and a hug from a sweaty 10-year-old after an impromptu football game wrapped up my  journey, thus far.

Amidst the messy countertops, unfinished dishes, laundry threatening to spoil and chores left undone – I see grace. Overwhelming grace, in spite of my plans and because of  our great God who hears our cry and answers above and beyond what we ask or think.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

~ Lovely

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Pat Christopherson October 24, 2013 at

Ladies, listen to Debi. Lovely oozes from her, and the life she lives shouts “LEGACY.”
Thankful today Debi, that my life intersected with yours for a season. ~Blessings


Debi October 24, 2013 at

And the same to you, Pat – love and blessings from our home to yours.


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