Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Everything happens for a reason...

Hello Pals!!

Today at work one of my students told me a story and all I could think was "I have to share this on Pilgrim Pals!". It's such a great story of how God is always in control. One of my students, Frank, is a Christian and recently retired. He's been putting together all his notes on his Bible studies onto his computer and I've been helping him with formatting, etc. He's very interesting to talk to and we've had some great conversations. Today I was telling him about how I've been worrying about my job situation again, seeing as my current contract is over soon. This prompted him to share this story: Frank and his wife own a motor home and they were looking forward to travelling to Florida for all of February. Only a few hours into their drive, they realized that the motor home was breaking down, and they had to pull over, where they realized that the motor home needed massive repairs. Frank called the company, and found out that there was only 2 weeks left on his warranty, which saved him from paying a six thousand dollar repair bill. Then, only a few days later his basement flooded, and since he wasn't able to go on his trip he was home when it happened and was able to stop a lot of the water. He said that when the motor home first started to break down he was praying that it would be fixed easily, however if God had answered that prayer, by the time he returned from his trip he would have been stuck paying the repair bill, AND paying for the repairs to a severely flooded basement. Moral of the story: trust God, especially in hard times. Interesting story, isn't it!?!

Frank's story really hit home for me tonight when I got home from work. There was a message for me from a company that I had had an interview at a few weeks ago. Are you ready for some GREAT news??? I have a been offered a full time, permanent my field!!!!!!!!!!!! I've been offered the position of Program Coordinator for a not-for-profit company in Ottawa that works to promote physical activity and leadership in sports. I interviewed for the position and was really nervous because I desperately wanted it, but I didn't think I'd get it. Since the position is in Ottawa, I'll be moving back in two weeks. I'm excited now, but I'm sure in the next day or two panic will set in..hahaha!!

God bless!



David Warren Fisher said...


WOW! Great story about Frank and wonderful news about your new position. CONGRATULATIONS! Isn't God good!

I'll be in Ottawa Thursday and Friday of this week...leaving first thing tomorrow morning. I'll be at the Sens' game tomorrow night.

We will be praying for you that the panic doesn't set in too strongly.

Be encouraged! God has you and your situations in the palm of His strong hand.

Much love in Christ,


Terry said...

Dear Lauren-Mary,
About Frank,
What a great example story of "before they call, I will answer".
And you! long it has been that you were waiting for this very answer to prayer?
You never gave up.
You just worked where you could and where the Lord put you and you did not despair.
You just held on and the Lord held on to you!
He will bless you!!
Love Terry

Amrita said...

That was such a great restimony. Rom 8;28. i honto it very firmly.

Felisol said...

I should have read this post before I set out on a major task to help my mom against bureaucracy to day.
Now I have spent lots of energy in vain. Seek first His Kingdom...I'll pray first and act next tomorrow.

Julie (Little Missionary) said...

That is so grrreeaaat!! I'm happy for you Lauren.....back in good old Ottawa eh! All the best with your move back and transition into your new career!

God bless.

Laura said...

Congratulations Lauren-Mary!!!

Lauren-Mary said...

Thanks everyone!

David- how was your trip to Ottawa? I hope it went well. I must admit I'm looking forward to being back in Sens nation again after living in Leafs country for so long!

Terry- it has been 2 years that I've been hoping and praying for a position like this. I was doing the math the other day, and in the last 6 years I've lived in 3 different cities and 5 different homes/apartments, so I'm happy to have something permanent.

Julie- no matter where I go, I always seem to end up back in Ottawa! I'm happy to be back- it will always be home in my heart.