“…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
Thank goodness HE knows the plan, because I sure don’t!!  Just about the time I think I have it figured out, the plan changes…but that is OK.  HE knows what is going on…I just have to trust.  Going further…
“Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.  I will be found by you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back from captivity.  I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”  
Jeremiah 29:12-14
Although me just a bit of lee-way here…I do not mean to take this out of context, but I believe this promise is as real for me today as it was when it was promised to the prophet Jeremiah. 
call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you
I am so thankful he listens and knows
“…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.”
As I approach the big FIVE ZERO in the very near future I find myself having some issues…emotionally.  Maybe those issues are really regrets…regrets for things I didn’t do, things I wish I did differently, but…slowly (VERY SLOWLY) I am trying to work through this.  The Lord knows why my husband and I were not blessed with a house full of children…the Lord knows why we moved from our home of 25+ years across the country…the Lord knows why our only child moved 2600 miles away…and guess what?  I don’t know why all these things happened.  But they happened and I have to learn to deal with them…all of them.

Thank you to everyone who commented on my post from Monday.  Thank you for your prayers, for your comments and your advice.  All good stuff and I am trying to absorb it all.
I had asked my accounting instructor to e-mail me my grade so I could deal with it emotionally before class tonight.  He did.  It was bad, but not as bad as I thought.  I got a 71…a C-, but hey, I thought I had an D- or worse!  I have gone back and re-worked most of the homework problems from the previous chapters to try and solidify those concepts in my mind.  Someone asked me a few weeks ago WHY I was going back to school.  When I sit for a few hours everyday reading and working problems, I ask myself the same question.  I need to get through this semester and see what happens.
This turning 50 in two weeks is really throwing me for a loop.  I find myself looking back and wishing I had done so many things differently…is that normal or am I just weird?
Hyatt Lane, Cades Cove Loop, Smoky Mountain National Park
IÔĽŅ took this picture on my walk a few weeks ago.  This is how I see my life right now…a long road and I cannot see the end. (Notice this road is straight and flat – if only the road of life was as smooth!)  The fact is…the end could be very near or a very long way off.  I need to live each day to the fullest, doing my best to live my life in a manner that will bring honor and glory to Him that made me and offers me eternal life at the end of the road…HE knows the plan, I just have to wait…
Lord, thank you for the growing and the learning that is going on in my life.  Help me to see your hand in ALL of it…please help me to be patient and wait upon You.  Wait for You to reveal YOUR plan and purpose.  Lord, thank you for my many, many blessings.  Please bless my family and friends, especially bless my blogging friends today Lord as they go about their day, witnessing for you over the internet.

I hope you have a great day. Thank you again for your prayers.


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