Pins and Needles

Some time ago I started this blog, and well... it's time that I actually use it. So while the laundry is cycling here are my current musings.

I was talking to my sister today and she used the expression "on pins and needles". That phrase aptly describes how I am feeling at the moment. David has applied for a job in the Madison, Wisconsin area. He heard today that they want to conduct a phone interview. The company hires very few of it's applicants and so I'm attempting to not bite off all my fingernails. Aside from this being a great opportunity for David so many other little things seem to be available. It's like when you apply to college you have your top school which has everything you ever dreamed of near it, on it and about it. Then you have your 2nd, 3rd, 4th picks and they have some of the desired amenities but not all of them. That's how it is with this job. We'd have Chicago (and dear friends) only hours away. There is a school where David could finish his CSP degree. There is a knitting shop nearby for me and a birthing center (which as always been a dream) and now the house I've fallen in love with has been lowered by $6,000!

I sound crazy, petty, even materialistic, but the truth is that it's like the dream school--everything we could possibly desire. Even the negatives are similar to college. Family would be far away, but friends near. We're excited by the possibility, scared by the reality. Energized by the potential, and overwhelmed by the amount of change it would bring. And at the center of this whirlwind is His promise to not harm us, to give us a hope (we've been lacking that) and a future (we're praying for that). I've always known the truth of Jeremiah 29:11, but now verses 12-14 are being taught to me practically.
12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you," declares the LORD...
Pray I do and pray I will. His word never fails us, His promises secure. Now I must trust Him that His plans are for our best interest even if they are not what we desire.

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