MMM…Raisin Bran Crunch!

Posted: October 23, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Yes, I know that is a weird title, but it was so good! This is my favorite cereal! I know, I know it is not as cool as “What the kids are eating these days.”  It doesn’t have fancy marshmallows or even chocolate! Call me a traditionalist if you will! No matter your thoughts, I still love it.

The other day I poured the last bowl out of the box. Now don’t be upset for me. I know the last of anything can be frustrating. Like the last bit of milk or the last egg, but not the last bowl of Raisin Bran Crunch! The last bowl is the one you wait for!  You eat every other bowl just to get to the last bowl! Why? This is the bowl where all the crunchy goodness and raisins hide! With every bowl previous to this one, you may be a bit disappointed with the cereal. After all, who really wants to eat bran flakes? So as I was enjoying my Last Bowl of Crunch, it hit me! This is just like God’s provision in our lives! He gives us just enough to keep us going and then –  Bam! Raisiny Chrunchy Goodness! He never said that this walk would be easy (Trust me it is not), but the blessing that comes from the persistence of trying to be more like Him will blow your mind.

My wife and I have been married for almost 8 yrs. For more than 2 of those years we tried to have a child. Man… month after month, year after year… bowls of bran flakes that had no raisins or crunchy goodness. (This was a very difficult journey for me.) During that time frame God clearly told me to begin another job. I was comfortable where I was in ministry. I wasn’t ready, God! But then one day we finally got to the point where if it was not His will for us to stay, then we had to follow his leading elsewhere. Honestly, we made the move with a heavy heart! We left our family and friends behind to start a new chapter of our lives. Then, Bam…Lisa was pregnant! We now have a 10 month old that is the happiest baby of all time! (I might be biased!) Kate Elisabeth was the “bowl of blessing” at the bottom of the box.

I write all this to say, God has put before you a box of Raisin Bran Crunch. Are you going to eat the whole box to get to that amazing bowl of yummy goodness, or are you going to give up on His leading and direction? Sometimes he is calling you to make a move and it may be crazy! You may want to run away.  But trust me, there is a bowl at the bottom of the box that you do not want to miss out on!

Jeremiah 29:11
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.


  1. Terrilyn says:

    This is my favorite yet!! 🙂

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