Thursday, January 27, 2011


”A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9)

This morning I dropped the kids off at school and started making my way to the long arm quilter in Alvin, Texas with the quilt top that is going to be published in a magazine.

I get to the big intersection in our town and get in the left turn lane to go toward Alvin. I sit there in my van and the protected left turns green in my lane and the 2 lanes beside me get a regular green light. I hesitate. Something stops me. I sit there and look at that green arrow like I am just looking at a picture and nothing in me says "that means go." I saw a truck coming from the left hand side barrel through where I would have been and slam into the cars that had been beside me. That would have been me. I would have been the first hit...the hardest hit. I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that God protected me today. Thankfully, the other drivers are unhurt, but I know if I had been hit first at the higher impact things could have been bad...very father was killed in this type of accident.

I'm grateful today for the protection I received from this accident, but even more grateful for the protection I received when I accepted His Son's sacrifice and made him my Lord.

Y'all have a good Thursday...and since this is a quilting blog I'll let you know i went with a tulip motif for the quilting. SHOCKING, I know!


  1. Wow! I'm soooo glad you didn't go! You were being protected.

  2. I am so afraid of cars. I have been in 3 very bad accidents. One caused me to go into labor and another put me in therapy for a year. To have lost your father this way is awful!!

    Thank goodness you know the Hand that protects you!

  3. Glory to God! He is the God of Psalm 121-"The Lord is your keeper...The Lord will keep you from all evil, He will keep your life." ESV

  4. Wow, it is so amazing that God kept you from moving and you were safe from an accident. I want to see the tulips when you get your quilt back.

  5. What a beautiful beautiful post. Thanks for sharing!


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