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God's Plan For Us

This is our journey - God's incredible plan for our lives. When we followed the moving of the Holy Spirit, He opened the windows of Heaven and poured out upon us blessings we never dreamed of! Indescribable joy!

" 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

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Tapestry of Our Family

Our family is like a beautiful tapestry that is yet  unfinished. It has been woven together from threads from my side of the family and Virgil's and new threads continue to be added. The old and the new combine to make a beautiful picture, and when you step back and look at it as a whole, you can clearly see the Mighty Weaver at work. God has skillfully placed threads together that no other would have chosen. He's interlocked different personalities, different strengths and weaknesses, different talents, gifts and abilities, different backgrounds and cultures, different likes and dislikes. He has put it all together in a pattern that clearly demonstrates that a Designer is at work.
On any given Sunday at church, you'll find some of the girls sitting with grandparents, an older brother, sister-in-law, niece, aunt or uncle, or family friends. On holidays, you'll hear what is a beautiful sound to this mama's ears- voices of grandchildren, children, grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins all laughing and talking together. When we're able to visit my family in Alabama the girls all vie for their time to snuggle with their great grandmother.

I can't begin to tell you how precious it is to sit in my mamaw's living room and listen to the girls singing worship songs and old hymns with her, my aunt and uncle. Who but God could have chosen seven girls from halfway around the world to weave into the fabric of our family in such a beautiful, miraculous way!

Sharing in the joys of life, the sorrows of life and everything in between. Celebrating marriages, new babies, graduations, birthdays, and Gotcha days. Mourning those who have passed away. We are living life together as a family, and each experience is tightly woven into this beautiful piece of work God is creating. How I thank God for this mighty work He is doing!!