I know I scared some of you yesterday by posting FringeMan’s video, but we were sitting at the kitchen island being dorks and laughing at our own stupidity. It was such fun, I thought I’d share with you, only you don’t know the giant teddy bear that is FringeMan, so maybe it was a touch psychotic.
We can be like that sometimes.
Isn’t it amazing the difference a day can make?
Most mornings I un-burry my head from my pillows and it’s same old, same old, but then out of nowhere, one morning changes everything for the next month. I guess that’s the exciting thing about life, about God. He rarely answers prayers how I think He should.
I look around at my life and the little world I live in and think, “There you go God. Open that door. It’s easy, logical, and won’t rock the boat too much.”
News flash: God rocks boats.
He says no-way-Hosea to my easy and logical and throws us a curve ball, big and fast. Next thing you know we’re on the road again, traveling down to the land of 110 degrees in a car without air-conditioning.
The truth is the lack of work in our area has been killing us, one missed paycheck at a time. Then our town went and doubled our taxes, probably because nearly every business has closed and there are too many abandoned houses. I get it. I understand the need, but it’s a blow when your mortgage doubles without warning. So FringeMan and I have done a little scrambling over the past few months. We’ve applied for every blasted job that’s opened up, including an overnight shift for him and a before-the-crack-of-dawn shift for me. You know I’m desperate when I want to got to work at five in the morning.
Nothing worked out though. We are available, hard workers, and much more than qualified for every single job, but still the door doesn’t open.
I was about to start worrying, but then chose not too. Sometimes the choice is clear and easy. I remembered all that God has done in the past and realized He has a different plan. I may not know what that plan is or even understand the why and how of it, but I chose to trust that He is working.
Sure enough, the phone started ringing yesterday. Instead of local work for us both, FringeMan now has preaching engagements lined up down south. This also gives us the opportunity to spend some more time with our families in Georgia and for FringeMan to get some electrical work done for them.
If you don’t believe in miracles, just watch our car travel state-to-state. We leaves pieces of rust and “spare” parts as we go. We’re kind of like Hansel and Gretel. You can follow our trail in you’d like.
July and August just got a little more exciting.
This weekend we have a family reunion with my husband’s family. After fifteen years, I know bunches of his family, but there are still more to meet, so it should be a fun weekend. Of course there will be a story. Family reunion screams funny.
Then we’ll be on the road to Virginia for nearly a week and then on to Georgia for who knows how long. We just need to be back by August 5th. I’m walking to raise awareness for a disease that a friend of ours died from this past winter. FringeMan and the kids are all participating in that event too. So…
What’s new for you?
Have you seen one day of your life change everything?
How has God rocked your boat lately?