When Your Plans Fail

We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps. –Proverbs 16:9

I always try to remind myself that my plans are not necessarily His plans. I can try to control my life as much as possible, but at the end of the day, God rules. So even when I find myself questioning and worrying, I remind myself that God has a plan and a purpose for everything in my life–even those beyond my comprehension.

My plans are just that. Mine.

So I’m trusting and believing, even when that seems difficult.  I’m staying positive, even when negative thoughts want to consume my mind.

Most importantly,  I’m letting go.

I’m letting go of my worries and sentiments that won’t let me breathe in peace. Freely.

I’m letting go of failed plans and making ways for new plans.

I’m letting go of broken relationships and making ways for healing.

I’m letting go of disappointment and making a way for restoration.

Because in the end, His plan will always prevail.

 

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Our Trip To Disneyland and Orange County

My husband had a work conference in Anaheim and since it is not too far, we thought it would be nice if we all went. Since his conference would only be two days (Wed and Thursday), we would have Tuesday and Friday to enjoy California! Well, the main reason why I wanted all of us to go is mainly because it was the final week of the semester, which is usually hectic for me. And since I knew I wouldn’t have anyone to help me with the kids, there was no way I would make it out that week without […]

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Enjoy the Season You’re In

I feel like I need a change. Career wise. Why aren’t we ever content with where we are? For whatever reason, I feel like where I am now is not enough or where I truly want to be. But then I hear God whisper to me, Enjoy the season you’re in. My husband asked me, “What makes you happy?” “What do you truly want to do?” Well, Write. Read. Research. Home Decor. Anything House related.  Sometimes simple questions are more complex than they sound. I know what makes me happy, but it feels like there’s  a bridge between us that I […]

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Confessions of a Binge TV Watcher

 Every single hour of television watched after the age of 25 reduces the viewer’s life expectancy by 21.8 minutes. — Gretchin Rubin, Get Up. Get Out. Don’t Sit. — TV can be great, but it can also be a bit addictive and a waste of valuable time.  I was talking to a few friends over the weekend, and we were talking about  how we all have goals to watch less TV and spend more time reading or doing other things. Since the invention of Netflix and Hulu, I am ashamed to say that I spend way too much time watching TV shows. […]

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Front Porch Reveal (Updated)

It’s starting to feel like spring over here! We moved into our house six months ago, so it was about time I did something! Plus, the weather has been amazing lately! And… Can you believe I got this bench at Ross for only $60? All the plants are from Lowe’s. I still want to add a small table and a few more things (spring colors pillows, welcome sign, and no soliciting sign) but so far it has come a long way! Like I said, it is not done just yet but I had to share the progress! ** edited to […]

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Our Trip To Los Angeles and the Real Daytime

It was a spur of the moment decision. I won tickets to a live taping of my favorite talk-show, The Real Daytime and my hubby saw how excited I was so he said he’ll make it happen for me. I’m a sucka forö TV. Especially dramas and comedy TV shows. In my other life, I would be a tv writer somewhere…lol.  So the opportunity to visit Warner Bros was exciting.  May I add that this was our first trip without the kiddos! Their wonderful grandmother was able to stay with them. Once we arrived in LA, the first area we […]

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My End Of the Year Reflections

It seems like at the end of every year, people say, “man, this year went by so fast!” Next thing you know we’re setting new goals for the new year that may or may not get accomplished.   2016 was wonderful and challenging  at the same time for me.  I had some scary things happen:  Like that moment I was in labor, pushing the baby’s head out when all of a sudden, dozens of medical staff stormed in and next thing I knew  I was being rushed to an OR for an emergency  c-section  because my baby’s heart-rate was nowhere […]

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