Surprises – Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

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There is a comfort in knowing what to expect each year. Every year I can predict my day at the Chicago-Style Gymnastic Meet, in Chicago, Illinois. This event is one of my favorite meets of the season. I look forward to it every year. I have an opportunity to see old friends and encounter new ones.

But this year the meet presented something unexpected. I got to experience something new, thanks to a very good friend who invited me to her favorite vegetarian restaurant in Chicago. I ordered a buffalo chicken wrap, made with meatless chicken. (Yes, I know that seems to be an oxymoron.) However, this vegan meatless chicken tasted very similar to chicken. After all these years of not tasting meat, my taste buds were shocked by the taste, and I began to question whether this might actually be meat. It was shocking to taste meat. It was also a delicious surprise.

See, I thought that today was going to be the same. I thought I knew what to expect. But today was very different and new and a blast.

Sometimes we think we know what to expect from God each day, but He very often surprises us. But we must be open to His surprises. He likes to bring the unexpected into our lives. We have to be open to receiving it.

God makes all things new in our lives.


Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.

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  1. I haven't been having hardly any good/big sprises in my prsonal life for already too many yrs!

    As a born again Christian,single (divorced) woman and mother I try to live as healthy,discreetly,sane minded, word obediently as possible but I’am funding out I’am not getting hardly any pleasure,fun, excitement,satisfaction in my life routine whatsoever! Due to past and present difficulties, stress, overwork,medical conditions, sicknesses,depression, lack or shorthish of good income or resources, I find myself stuck many times and for various reasons! I do believe in god promises pray and waite for them, fast, attend Church services, but I don’t seem to see or receive enough motivation in my life! I’am surching back in forth what might be happening to me! Of course I’am very grateful not to have to deal with bad, vicious,aggressive etc, boyfriends or some other people but at the same time I’am totally alone or lonely 100% of time! (Of course Indo have God and his word but I mean from others good,kind, human beings!) After all I’am not in heaven yeat! I need at least some fun and excitement here! I know what religious fanatics think: that I’m perfect with nothing but I can’t make it this way! Thank you!

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