Friday, January 8, 2016

A God-Ordained Move

From the beginning of our move, 
I have seen God's hand at work.

A house that sells within a month when houses
all around have been on the market for 2-3 years.

Retirement available at just the right time.

A severance package that pays the bills 
while we are without a job for three months.

Unexpected circumstances that require me to be here 
for my daughter and her family.

Yesterday, I met with our Pastor's wife for lunch.

She is so precious, with a very gentle spirit.
We talked about membership and ministry,
my hopes and dreams and life struggles, 
the desires of her heart and specific prayer needs.

She and her husbands are PKs (Preacher's Kids) as am I.
We've shared some of the same growing pains
from growing up in the church.

It was refreshing.  I felt an immediate connection
the first time I met her, but even more so
after having a one on one with her.

She is young, a year older than my daughter.
She's a pastor's wife, a mother of two children, 
16 months apart, one a special needs child.
She is in graduate school to be a Nurse Practitioner, 
works and is doing clinicals.

Needless to say, she is stretched.
I count it a privilege to spend some time 
with her and pray for her.

We talked about ministry opportunities for me and Mr. H. 

My DIL called yesterday to ask me to speak at their
Winter Ladies' Retreat. 

I can so see God's hand in our move.

My husband and I will begin attending the membership class Sunday.
Pray for him.  I really believe he is grieving the loss of a job
that he loved.  He's grieving the loss of our home.  
His mom is a big part of his life and he misses his family.

I truly believe that God has called us to this place, 
but I want us to make this decision together. 
Pray for David's heart to heal and be open to God's leadership.

 I'm working on a winter vignette. 
Until then, this will have to do.  

Love and Prayers, 


  1. I think that you are totally right in all that you said. Sometimes when you are in the thick of something it is hard to see where you are heading or why, and all you feel is the hurt, but after a while it all starts to unpick and you can see the way forward again. It sounds as though that is happening for you. I hope that it will begin for your husband and that you will both have a great year in your new home and lives. xx

  2. Praying that God will direct your steps Bonnie. As He has done in the past, He will lead you in the right path.

  3. Hi Bonnie, hope all goes well for all of you..Judy

  4. I love when you have a clear indication that you are in the middle of God's plan. What a blessing for you. Praying that God speaks peace and Hope to your hubby! Continuing to pray for your daughter! Blessings, Cindy xoxo

  5. I'm so glad that you are feeling so many confirmations from God that you are where you need to be. Prayer for your husband for peace and direction.

  6. Bonnie, I am sending some mommy hugs to your husband. It is rough leaving a job you love and a home you truly care about. I will pray for all of you. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  7. Hi Bonnie, such a lovely post filled with God's blessings in new directions. I understand this journey too well and I will keep you in my prayers as the months roll on. God has a plan and HE will give you the comfort and the direction you need going forward. Prayers for you hubby as he finds his way after taking a new road. I know it's a challenge but something more fulfilling is just around the corner.
    Blessings to you. Celeste xo

  8. Afternoon, sending prayers....hope all go well,Hugs Francine.

  9. I've prayed. May the LORD continue to guide and protect. Luv ~:)

  10. I think you both have been very brave in making a huge step into your future. I know God's hand is at your back to lend support when you need it. Prayers of strength and grace.

  11. It would be very hard to make a big living change, but if it meant moving closer to my kids, I'd do it in a heart beat. (Well, if my kids didn't live close already!) Good luck settling in.

  12. Sending prayers and good thoughts your way! xoxo

  13. A move is a very hard thing....been there, done that and 3 years later---still adjusting...much love and lots of hugs to you...keeping you in prayer sweet friend.

  14. Those are a lot of changes in your lives. I am sure God will help you figure it out! Prayers for you!

  15. Yes, there have been so many changes, and for a man, his job is a huge thing. I'm so glad you are seeing God's hand at work. I'll be praying for David.

  16. Change can be so difficult, but new adventures always arise.

  17. You are listening to God speaking to your heart, feels good... doesn't it? I know that you left so many friends behind here in Georgia but you are certainly making new ones in your New City:) Praying for you and your Husband! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  18. Oh Bonnie, I am so happy that you have made a new friend in the Pastor's wife. Wonderful to know a person like you who is so in tune with God's work in her life! I will pray for both you and your hubby. I cannot imagine moving away from family, but if God wills it, it will all work out!

  19. Sending hugs and prayers your way, my friend! Change can be so hard on us and job change especially so for a man. Your time spent with your Pastors wife sounds so sweet and just what you both needed :) Delightful!
    God Bless you today!

  20. Bonnie, it's nice that you have someone that you can connect with at your church. I understand, as I also met a great lady at my church and connected right away with her. Praying for your husband as he goes through this journey.

    love, ~Sheri


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