When the Unexpected Happens

Several years ago, I taught an English as a Second Language (ESL) summer course for a group of Japanese students at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. My day began as usual, but when I walked out to the driveway, my face fell when I saw the flat. What now? Do I call someone? Do I fix it myself? That part of the story doesn’t matter, but the next part does.

Although rather late, I made it to class and began the lesson. God helped me turn my unexpected happening into a teachable moment. How? My students learned new vocabulary words — flat tire, unexpected, etc.


Maybe you’ve been asked an unexpected question, like a friend from church pleading, “I need a resource — now! — for tonight’s LWML gathering! Help!” Good things will happen if you refer her to this link: LWML Winter Resources.

When we fully rely on God, I believe He can turn any unexpected event into good thing. The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps (Proverbs 16:9).



LWML Winter Resources

From Advent to Christmas to Epiphany, along with New Year's and Valentine's Day … here are devotional resources and service ideas for you and your LWML group.

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LWML Resources