Unexpected Turns

I am thrilled to guest post over at http://www.sarahgeringer.com this week! Here is a preview. Jump on over to her site to read the rest.


Unexpected Turns

Life sometimes seems pretty straightforward, and I can see for miles. Other times, there are so many twists and turns, I get motion sickness from all the curves in the road. Some people’s lives happen exactly as they plan. I have one friend who got married when she thought she would. She had each of her four children when she wanted them — almost exactly two years apart. She and her husband were in ministry together, living out their dream.

My life, on the other hand, has never really been that straightforward. It’s had lots of twists and turns, switchbacks and unexpected detours along the way. …

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3 Replies to “Unexpected Turns”

  1. Julie your article “Unexpected Turns” is beautiful. What time has done and formed our hearts.
    Andrew is a blessing, wouldn’t change or trade him for anything. He has a lot of gifts stored up in that heart of his.

  2. What a beautiful story. I just left a comment over on Sarah’s site but wanted to drop by here to say, thank you for your honesty. Our stories are not the same but so much of what you said resonated with me. I wrote a post last year on my site about “Blessings in the Midst of my Child’s Mental Illness.” I hope to write a series on grief in 2018. Most of the world does not understand, we grieve all of those milestones not quite reached, but at the same time we do have “joy.” God is good.

  3. My dear,
    You mentioned that your friend, Julie, has it planned beautiful with her 4 children, thriving ministry with her husband…..But, remember, we still do not know what they will encounter in this broken, fallen , sinful world. Satan likes us to think that other people’s life are perfect and without problems. As my Pastor once said, that all of us will experience crises, hardships, suffering, heart aches, trails, the longer we live. That is the reality…it is not being negative but realistic. Yes, it SEEMS their lives are wonderful, planned according to what they desire, But…we do not know the whole story….that is several years down the road…will their lives still be rosy and with no major crises??? Jesus warned us that as long as we are in this broken world, there WILL BE trials and hardships. Beloved friend, NO ONE is exempted from sufferings in this life. We will all face them sooner or later..

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