We like things nice and neat, orderly, and with a predictable outcome. And while it plays out nicely on television, the honest truth is that most of the time our plans don’t ‘come together.’ Instead, our plans too often fall apart, disintegrate right before our eyes. I’ve talked to plenty of homeschooling parents who were sold a plan. They followed the plan and then later stood before me with tears in their eyes because the plan didn’t work. “We did everything they said to do,” they say. “We didn’t have TV…we homeschooled…we ate organic…we only wore dresses…we sheltered and protected…our kids played the violin…we emphasized the classics…we never missed family devotions…we emphasized purity…we birthed our children at home…we had a home business” and the list goes on and on. They feel betrayed, angry, and lost. I have to admit that I inwardly wondered what they had done wrong. Now I have learned that sometimes our plans don’t come together because God has a DIFFERENT PLAN.