|The best Starbucks on planet earth!!!!|
I was thankful to be given an hour to leave my house and be by myself while Jon watched our attached and needy children. I went to my favorite ‘alone time’ spot, Starbucks. Just on a sidenote, this is no ordinary Starbucks. This is a “Cheers” kind of Starbucks where ‘everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came’. They know my name, my order, my family, I know their names, their shifts, and their voices. They are a home away from home. I’ve grown to love the atmosphere there. So I sat in my usual comfy couch with my drink and my journal. I reflected on God’s calling to me this past year, my experiences, and the upcoming ‘unknown’.
God’s amazing. He really knows what He is doing, especially when we do not. We came here almost a year and a half ago thinking we knew what to expect. This past year was the year of the ‘unexpected’. God works, we just follow. I am thankful for this time in the Philippines. I’m grateful for the ministries, the people, the experiences, and the life changing shift of calling. There are so many things I want to say, express, explain but I think it would take too long and it may be one of those things that only I’m supposed to understand coz God wrote it out just for me. What I can say is that when we follow God, He leads us to exactly where we need to be. We thought we knew what we needed, where we wanted to be, and what we wanted to do. We had to let go of our own expectations in our life and be open to God’s leading. Everything changed . . . for the better, no actually, for the best! Thanks be to God.