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Have you ever had an idea that you initially thought would be a great way to move forward in your life? The only problem was that you didn’t follow through with it because of the huge obstacles you perceived would cause it to fail.

I was reading today about how God commanded men to be sent out ahead to discover the land that he had promised them.  They went out for 40 days to explore this land and came back and reported what they had seen to the people.

Now these are the same people that had seen incredible acts of God towards the Egyptians when Moses was trying to persuade Pharaoh to let them leave.  These are also the same people that experienced the miracle of the parting of the sea.  But even so, the majority of the people who went out to explore only saw the obstacles and not the promise that God had given to them.

I have given these people a lot of thought in the last couple of years. First of all, I have been plagued by an uncertainty of where my promised land is and how to go there. Should I go back to teaching in some format or should I take a totally different direction in my new life?

The other day I was watching a movie about a talented young basketball player who was the highest scorer for his high school team. When he was a freshman in college he had a stroke which left him with seizures and a limp.  For most of the movie he was trying to return to being what he was before the stroke.  At the end of the movie he realized that he was now a different person, one that was better because of his situation.

Am I now a different person because my identity as a special educator is in the past?  What can I say I am today as I seek out my new life?  Will I be willing to look beyond the obstacles and pursue it? I hope that blogging about my own personal situation can promote the confidence I need to look beyond my own obstacles and travel down a unique path that has been created just for me.

Published by Cora Darrah

Hello. My name is Cora. I live in Durham, North Carolina with my husband and two French Bulldogs, Vern and Bee. For thirty-two years, I taught children with unique needs. When I was eligible for retirement, I decided it was time to explore life from a different perspective. So with pen and paper, I have taken up blogging about two of the most extraordinary pets I know. More important than my pooches, is my relationship with God. I love God! He has blessed me with the gift of writing and I want to share what he is teaching me as I look through the eyes of four legged friends. So if you would like to experience how God works in all his creatures, join us on our adventure! When I first started blogging, my Frenchie, Carl inspired me through his crazy antics. But as life has it, Carl had to leave this world at the tender age of four. After a period of mourning for my little guy, I brought Vern home where he has ruled the roost. Oh, did I mention Bee, the Frenchie with a girl attitude and enough spunk to keep Vern in line. Come along beside us as we dive into God’s word and learn morsels of the treasures that only the scriptures can teach us. Vern and Bee would love to get to know you as well, so please feel free to follow us and share your comments….

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