Isn't it comforting that our Lord knows everything? even things that haven't happened yet? I was reminded of his sovereignty again today when I read a mention of the Relevant blogger conference.
Let me back up slightly - earlier this year I began this blog with the hope to connect with other homemakers online, and I also wanted to attend the Relevant conference. Now, the conference is for Christian homemakers who blog. When I first found out about the conference, I was a Christian homemaker who did not blog. But, when I saw that the only thing standing between me and being able to go to such a conference was the project of starting a blog, I pretty much immediately started this one!
The Relevant conference was to take place outside of Hershey, PA, super close to our home (generally speaking). Some of my favorite bloggers were going to be there! Yippee!
So, one thing led to another and I was unable to register after all. I was disappointed, but I decided to keep blogging and just keep my chin up.
I forgot all about the conference as the year progressed - and blogging has taken a backseat, too, as I've been swamped with move-related activities and what felt like a bazillion relatives who came to visit before we moved.
And now, Ta Da! we have speedily relocated to the American Southwest. God, being God and knowing everything, knew that I'd be 3,000 miles away from Hershey, PA during the conference. Really, when I prayed to be able to go to the Relevant conference and He gently answered "No", He was saving me a lot of trouble. If I'd been able to register, I wouldn't have been able to attend, as it was held during the week that my family and I traveled across the country.
So, now my husband and I are in corporate housing temporarily as we scour our new city for a suitable and homey new hearthside. We feel like old hands at house-hunting, as this is our 3rd move in 3 years! Thus far we have been in town for 3 days, during which time we've scouted neighborhoods, possibly found a place to live, and most likely found a church home (with wonderful programming for young families, tra-la!). All is well at our hearthside. How are things at your hearthsides, friends?