40% chance of rain.

Saturday morning!  It’s finally here.  I had hoped to do some things in the yard today but it rained last night and the Weather Channel says it’s going to be a little cooler this weekend.  40% chance of rain today.  So, it looks like my plans are changing. 

I guess I could sit around and watch Lori clean… I’m sure that’s what I’ll do!  I just heard her mutter under her breath, “Not!”  Those plans just changed too.

As long as it doesn’t rain in the middle of the day I will be watching my children as the new t-ball and fast pitch softball season gets underway.  Based on how the week has already gone I expect it to rain and for those plans to change. I do have hope… there’s only a 40% chance of rain.  And if it rains that’s OK too – I know it is just a delay until the next game.

This week has been one of those weeks that has seen a lot of change.  It’s been a roller coaster ride full of emotion.  I guess the biggest drop on the ride was finding out Wednesday morning that Tim is leaving Oakleaf.  I’ve known Tim and Andrea both for a long time.  Tim and I actually went to Southwestern Seminary together in Fort Worth.  We were practically neighbors for the last year of seminary.

After having served on staff at several churches in 3 different states – I know what it’s like for God to call me to move and go somewhere else.  That has happened two times in my life where I had no idea of where I was going or how it was going to be once I got there.  I just knew He wanted me to move.  There was another time I knew God had called me to move and I knew where I was going only to find out once I got there I should have turned south toward Albuquerque instead of landing in Kansas. 

With every move God was there to see me through.  God was there to provide.  It was not always easy.  Sometimes I wish I could go back to the first church I worked at right out of seminary.  I loved the people there so much!  And they loved me too. 

God does have a purpose for each of us.  I do believe wherever He places us that is where he wants us to flourish.  I think it was Oswald Chambers who wrote, “Wherever God plants you – bloom!” 

My prayers are with Tim and Andrea this weekend.  I know God is with them – no doubts about that at all. Jeremiah 29:11, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord. ‘They are plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and a hope.'” (NLT).  Much better forecast than 40% chance of rain.

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