Friday, June 24, 2011

A Series of Unexpected Events

There's been a lot going on the last two weeks.  Some very personal things...some every day things...maybe I can explain in another post in more detail but for now...
  • A Co-op Incident to Deal With
  • A Thirty Year Old Emotional "Wound" Was Opened
  • A Scary Trip to the Emergency Room With Our Son
  • Extreme Pain From Ovarian Cysts
  • Doctor Appts / Tests
  • Deadlines...Deadlines...Deadlines...Homeschool Stuff to Turn In to the School District, Additional Paperwork Needed for College Financial Aid, School Applications Due, Co-Op Yearbook to Finish Up, Newsletter Deadlines Starting.
Then the every day little things that just frustrate:
  • No hot water because we ran out of fuel oil.
  • Ripped the whole house apart looking for "lost" library books two weeks in a row.
I could have called this post "Unfortunate Events" but there was God.  He was there. 

How can it be called Unfortunate Events if they caused you to dwell, converse/cry out, rely more on God?

So...they were "Unexpected Events" used by God to bring me to my knees...a new place...a deeper place...somewhere He desires me to be. 

A few days ago, during our "reading time" (I try to set aside an hour every day for the boys to read.  I know school is over but blame it on the Ben Carson story.  I'm making them read.  I read aloud to them for about 20 minutes and then they must finish out the hour with quiet reading on their own. Yes, they complain but I pull rank.) 

So during our reading time, I read from the Bible about Jacob wrestling with the angel and being touched on the hip. This experience made a huge spiritual change in Jacob.  When Jacob told the angel his name voluntarily, it was an act of surrender.  He came out of this experience with not only a new name (Israel) but also a new behavior and attitude and, of course, a limp.  A limp that would remind him of his dependence on God.

May we always be willing to say..."Change me...whatever it takes Lord...whatever it takes."


  1. I'm sorry things have been rough....Your attitude is amazing. Hugs.

  2. I have wanted to stop in a few times in the last few weeks, but haven't. I would love to go to lunch with you soon.

    I miss you.


  3. I'm sorry to hear about your unfortunate events. I'm so glad you know you can turn to the Lord. I pray that He will bless you.

  4. Just read this in my 90Days Bible reading!!