Joyful Words Blog
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my path.
– Psalm 119:105
– Psalm 119:105
For I know well the plans I have for you…Jeremiah 29:11
The last three weeks have been a giant lesson in things not going according to plan…or should I say “my plan”. It’s great to be back in school, it’s great to be at camp with the 6th graders, it’s great to be back to a normal routine and it’s great to be enjoying cool mornings and beautiful sunny days. Those are all according to plan but then there are the other things that just don’t seem to get finished or solved. And of course we can’t forget the things we didn’t even see coming!
As I sit here on the porch watching a bunch of twelve year olds canoe, the instructor probably didn’t plan to have on canoe capsize in the first few minutes and I’m sure the Swans swimming peacefully didn’t plan to be chased around the lake by pre-teens in red and green canoes. I’m positive the girls didn’t plan on sharing the shower last night with a woefully lost little tree frog and I know more than a couple kids who didn’t plan on being brave enough to zip line or climb a rock wall. Quite often the stuff that happens in place of our plans is great stuff but sometimes it all catches us by surprise.
For over nine years I have been writing this blog on Mondays and Thursdays. That was something I certainly never planned but it has been something I have enjoyed. Sadly, the past three weeks have been so wonky I haven’t been able to find the minutes I needed to put the posts together. I feel bad when people hop on those mornings to read a blip and there isn’t anything there. Since I don’t see life slowing down anytime soon, I have to change my plan a bit. I need to announce a little change here at the blog. Instead of posting on Monday and Thursday, I will be changing the plan and posting one blog a week on Wednesdays.
This is a change of plans I’ve been praying about for several weeks and I promise that if life settles a bit or if the Lord leads me back to full swing I’ll go back to two posts a week but for now, Wednesday is the day to grab a dose of joy!
A Seed To Plant: If life has left you feeling overwhelmed, take it to prayer and see if the Lord might be leading you to a a little change of plans.
Blessings on your day!
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