Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Straight Roads

Stacia and I have been exploring various roads in our area. This dirt road off a main road captured our attention. She said she'd like me to drive her to the top and she'd ride down.  This is not from the top, she changed her mind. ::snort:: 

The guys got home from Red Shirt this evening. I'll have photos and stories to share when I receive them.

Jamin got back to Anchorage at 0200 this morning. He came out to visit and we are all glad to have him home. He fulfilled his obligation to the Marine Corps and, in the process,  realized the life of a Marine isn't for him.  As he learned from land nav class, he is making sure his compass is pointing in the right direction before he starts walking. We are convinced this was the right choice for Jamin and that God knows the plans He has for him. When it is revealed it will "uniquely fit" HIM.  (Jer 29:11).  "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge HIm, and He will make your paths straight." (Prov 3:5,6) Some translations say, "He will make your path obvious."  In the blink of an eye, we have 8 Gherkins back in the area. Jamin has begun looking at jobs in the area and has a plan he's checking out and praying through.

Bella is a flirt and a tease!  She runs to Cory when the older uncles show up. Josiah and Jared have been patiently working to get in her good graces.  You can tell by her eyes she's playing. She actually let Jamin pick her up - the music on the iphone and his dancing helped. LOL

A few personal closing thoughts, it takes courage to obey God's voice when it's not what you expect to hear.  I've experienced  often plans which are changed, end up getting us to a place where God wanted us. It's all step by step. Nothing is wasted in God's economy and God will use Jamin's time at OCS.

1 comment:

Joy said...

Thanks for sharing. Just read a devotion from Chuck Swindoll about his time in the Marines. I know it's different now.