Wednesday, 19 November 2008


Okay, time to sit down and write a solid post. When asking for suggestions, somebody left a comment in regards to my new job, so I shall answer that. I got a job at the Kuma Cafe, a new coffee shop opening in our hometown. And, no, Kuma isn't an English word but it would basically be like a pantry. It was a real answer to prayer and God has just shown Himself so strong in this matter, I can hardly believe it myself! A verse that God gave me in confirmation to this was "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you." (Matthew 7:7) We went shopping today to buy fabric for skirts for work and found really nice stuff for $3.00 a meter! Now, I don't know much about sewing, but that's incredibly cheap. God is good.

I've also been thinking about this poem lately:

I Asked God

I asked God for strength, that I might achieve.
I was made weak, that I might learn to obey.
I asked for health, that I might do greater things.
I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.
I asked for riches, that I might be happy.
I was given poverty, that I might be wise.
I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men.
I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God.
I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life.
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things.
I got nothing that I asked for — but everything I had hoped for.
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am, among all people, most richly blessed.


Sometimes we look at circumstances in our lives and think them most undesirable. God answers prayers, but sometimes in a different way than we expect and we find ourselves saying something like "God, this isn't exactly what I had in mind." But I think that even if God never gave us precisely anything we asked for--if he gave us weakness instead of strength, poverty instead of riches, infirmity instead of health, and so on--I think one day, we would look back and say that we did get everything we had ever wanted and more, even if it did come in different packaging.

CJ, at his blog was sharing six things that he learned this year, so I thought I would include that as well.

1. Even after a year and a half of babysitting, I learned that I know nothing about child training.
2. I learned to bake bread this year.
3. I learned to drive this year and made my G2 license.
4. Mom really does know more than I do. Persistence always wins, they say, but you will regret it later.
5. If it's God's will, He will bless it.
6. The Lord's chastening is all the proof I need that He loves me.

Thank you to everyone who has been patient with me in the blogging world. God bless you all richly and abundantly.


  1. "When asking for suggestions, somebody left a comment in regards to my new job, so I shall answer that."

    You told us very little on what you're actually doing. Are you managing the place, or are you just a lowly barista?

    "Mom really does know more than I do."

    I think all teenagers know this down in their hearts, but application of this knowledge is difficult.

    "I learned to drive this year and made my G2 license."

    Since I live in Alabama, I am unfamiliar with the licensing system in Canada. What is the significance of a G2 license?

  2. Joshua, in response to your comment:

    I probably won't be able to share more details about my job until next week. I don't know what position they're going to have me in yet, but it'll be a lower one.

    In Ontario, when you're 16, you can get a G1 license, which allows you to drive with someone with at least 4 years driving experience and with lots of restrictions. Then, after a year, or 8 months if you take Driver Ed, you can go for a road test, and if you pass, can drive on your own with a few restrictions.

    I hope that answers your questions. Hopefully I'll post more details about my job at the end of next week, after I actually start.