Perspective {31 Days of Lovely}

by Debi on October 24, 2013

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~ 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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Pat Christopherson October 24, 2013 at 10:11

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

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Debi October 24, 2013 at 10:11

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

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