Bollinger Mill Historic Site
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Jeremiah 29:11 {NIV}

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”


From the beginning, God has had plans for us. He created us, therefore He knows our strengths and our weaknesses, He knows what we can and cannot do. And with this knowledge, His plan for us is that we use our talents to be happy, healthy and prosperous in Him.


I have often said that I have the navigational skills of a monkey in a hurricane. Case in point, a few weeks back, my daughter and I were driving home from running so errands and, on a whim, we decided to check out the Bollinger Mill Historic Site (the sign said it was about 13 miles up the road). We had no idea what the Bollinger Mill Historic Site was but neither of us was really ready to go home so

Midway through the drive, I started to panic because it was at that point that we realized we have driven more than 13 miles and that we were in the middle of nowhere. Cows and farmland as far as the eye could see. I kid you not, it was about 45 minutes and twenty~something miles later that we arrived at our destination.

I hid my panic from my daughter as we talked and laughed and took pictures along the way. We sung songs, teased each other and had a wonderful afternoon. In my getting lost, God was able to allow me to bond with my daughter. You see, not all the time is “prosperity” about wealth, sometimes it’s about creating memories, spending time with loved ones and just laughing.

I needed that moment with my daughter. I had been feeling a little bit lost and out of sorts. Friendless. And God knew that I needed someone to perk me up. He took what could have been an anxiety provoking moment for me and turned it into something beautiful.


Dear Lord, thank You for the plans that You have for my life. Thank You for using my weaknesses to show Your strength. Thank you for knowing what I need, when I need it. Amen.