Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Monday, December 03, 2012


picture from here
I was just plotting out my vacation plan for 2013. It doesn’t look like I had originally planned. Notice I said like “I had planned”. I thought that I’d be in Africa at the end of the year. That was my plan. 3-4 weeks in Africa. And I still planned on doing the Detroit Mission Trip and going to Haiti. That was MY plan.

I just planned out most of my vacation. Detroit Mission Trip, Haiti, New York, Sister weekend (just carving out the days so if we settle on the days I have it accounted for), and a few days here and there.

Did you see that??? NEW YORK!!!!! WOOT! We are going for our birthdays with Cheryl, my aunt Jan, and Angie! How exciting!! I could just start singing like Alicia Keys! OHMYWORD!!

It’s a funny thing. I didn’t know if I’d get to New York in 2013. But God knew.

I thought I’d be in Africa. Physically I won’t be. But my heart is there because people I love will be there, and I am supporting them with money and in prayer.

I never know God’s plan, and it’s supposed to be that way… I am not the 4th part of the Trinity! (I totally did not make that up, Christine Caine said it in a podcast, but it’s now on my desk so I don’t forget)

I’m so thankful that I can surrender to God who knows way more than me! I’m thankful that His joy is in my heart! I’m so thankful that I don’t have to depend on circumstances but that I can depend on the Rock of Christ who knows my needs and wants and takes care of it all (even if I don’t always agree with it, but I know it’s what is best for me!!)

James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you (ESV)


Jada's Gigi said...

Yay! You're going to NYC!!!

Diane said...

I've never been to NYC and always dreamed of it. Terry was not a 'city person'! Now, it seems a bit overwhelming to go there. I'm so excited for you!