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I was recently asked how my plan for my life turned out.

It was an interesting question.

Although I didn’t have specific plans in terms of 5 and 10 year plans

Or specific goals I intended to reach along the way,

I did have some years that were better planned out than others.


When my children were young, I found that in order to survive,

I needed to have much more structure in my life just to get everything done

That needed to be done!

And still have time left for a bit of fun to be tucked in the corners.


But when I look back over almost 47 years of marriage,

I realize my life has been a joy and pleasure!    stop

It has turned out far better than I ever dreamed it would.

Along the way, there have certainly been difficult times,

Some very hard years, unemployment, disappointments, sorrow.


But there have also been amazing joys, privileges, and opportunities.

Living in different parts of the United States, Jamaica and serving others.

It hasn’t always been fun.

But it has always been a delight to share in the fine china of the lives of women and their families

In a host of situations…and to find that GOD is big enough for every situation!


How did my plan work out?

The plan GOD had for my life worked out great.

It was way better and more delightful than the plan I could ever have imagined!

Never let anyone tell you that the plan GOD has for you and your life is dull

Or boring or second rate.

It just isn’t so!


For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

 a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
 a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
 a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
 a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
 a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
 a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
 a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8