Friday, April 27, 2012

A to Z Blogging Challenge "X Marks the Spot where Morgan is going to College"

X Marks the Spot where Morgan is going to College”
by Shelly Burke, Editor of the Nebraska Family Times; To inspire, encourage, and motivate you on your Christian walk.”

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Morgan has been fretting over her college choice for several months. We’ve visited five or six colleges and she’d narrowed her choice to two of them, both very different in size, distance from home, and majors offered.

It was a difficult decision, and only she could make it.

I have been praying that God would give her a sign that would make it very obvious where He wanted her to go, and when my sister Becky talked to her earlier in the week, she suggested Morgan do the same.

Yesterday when she was getting ready for school I heard her laughing in her room. She came out with a piece of paper and said, “I got my sign!” She explained to me that her dog, Jenny, had rolled over on her floor to have her tummy rubbed and Morgan noticed a piece of paper under her.  Morgan unfolded it, and inside found…a check for more than the amount she needed for her housing deposit!

To make the message even more clear, the check was from a cattle show that was sponsored by Colorado State University, one of her choices for college! (Morgan isn’t the neatest person in the world, but she is always very careful with checks she receives—so clearly God put it there on the floor under Jenny!)

Could the message be more obvious? Morgan is relieved and so happy with her decision—and I am so thankful that He answered our prayers in such an unmistakable way. Last night made her housing deposit and signed up for orientation this summer. She didn’t stop smiling all evening.

Jenny and Morgan
As a mom, I’m naturally a little worried that she will be so far away (Fort Collins is about 8 hours from home). However, she is absolutely thrilled about her choice and I know that God will be watching over her every minute. We are blessed to have many friends in the area—one of my best friends from college lives just 45 minutes away and her son will be attending CSU as well! Several of Morgan’s friends who show cattle will be attending CSU and she’s received many invitations for home-cooked meals from friends who live close to Ft. Collins.

Thank You, Lord, for answered prayers. Please lead and bless all the kids who are making college decisions at this time. Amen.

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” Proverbs 16:3

“”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 a hope and a future.””
Jeremiah 29:11          

“…Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours.”    Mark 11:23-24

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Read about answered prays in my post “Thx, Lord, for Answered Prayers.”


  1. Aw, that's great! It's a huge decision but sounds like a great choice. Wonderful how things like that happen. Congratulations to you all.

    Great photo of her and the pup :)

    Anna@ Herding Cats & Burning Soup

  2. Thanks so much! I'm glad the pup won't be going to college. :-)

  3. i bet that is a releaf to have that decision made Shelly, such a bitter sweet time. But Morgan will do great in Colorado.

  4. i bet that is a releaf to have that decision made Shelly, such a bitter sweet time. But Morgan will do great in Colorado.

  5. Yes, it is a relief, Tracy! I know she will do fine. THANKS!


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