Prior to the seminar, we were confident that every stone had been upturned and we had consciously discussed every aspect of our future. However, the One in Christ seminar has opened our eyes to the reality that our idea of the 'perfect life' may not go according to plan. Before the seminar, our conversations sounded a lot like this: a condo in the city, traveling to exotic locales before having kids, and focusing on our careers before expanding our family. And then once the kids entered the picture (of course we would have three to four, all perfectly timed according to plan), we would move to a beautiful house in the suburbs. As you may be able to tell, we are planners. The seminar has taught us that we are not alone in the planning process. In fact, the reality is that we have a relatively passive role in the planning process, and God is really in charge. Although this realization has, in effect, compromised our 'plan,' it has not compromised our hearts. We have become more open to God's grace and will in our lives than ever before.