Monday, November 18, 2013

God Will Act + Exciting Announcement! {Cauley's Journey Into Midwifery, part 7}

Miss this series? Start at Part One: "Assets"

Cauley prayed and thought hard about becoming a midwife. Even with the support of the entire family, she wanted to hold the dream loosely in case the Lord closed doors and led in another direction.

She committed her way to the Lord. She trusted in Him. She began researching midwifery educational programs and discussing them with my parents. She'd found one she really liked, Association of Texas Midwives. The program would allow her to do the bulk of the course from home, which was important to her.

But there was still a major consideration: the cost. On the list of essentials were the enrollment fees, books, a new laptop and a vehicle for necessary travel. It all seemed pretty insurmountable. She submitted an essay for a scholarship, but to no avail. The scholarship program wouldn't recognize ATM a university or college. McCauley wasn't sure what to do.

~ Psalm 37:5 ~ 

"Commit your way to the LORD;
trust in him, and he will act."

When the Lord acts, He leaves us awe-struck. He'd orchestrated our network of friends beforehand in such a way as to connect our family with a Christian benefactor. McCauley got busy on another essay outlining her vision and emailed it. In mean time, she faithfully participated in household operations, poured into her family relationships, and continued to build her handcrafted inventory. After a while, the benefactor responded. He had chosen to give McCauley a full scholarship including the cost of books! You should've heard the commotion when she announced that news!

A few months later, Daddy set a brand-new laptop on McCauley's desk and her books began arriving at our door.

She sought first the Kingdom of God. She put her confidence in Him. She was educated by Scripture and shaped her occupational desires by the greater context of God's plan for history. She applied herself wholeheartedly to the wise stewardship of all He'd already given her. She committed her work and way to the Lord. Her plans were established—and He is now bringing it all to pass.

All that is left on the "Needs List" is a vehicle and it isn't a necessity until next year. She's currently working to raise money for that with her Etsy shop and other local services. We're on the edge of our seats to watch how God provides for that or leads in a better direction. We know He will act. 

Want to read the rest of this series?

Part 7: God Will Act + Exciting Announcement!


  1. Hey I considered Association of Texas Midwives. :) So excited to be reading about your journey, McCauley! :)

    1. Thanks for reading, Shiloh, and for all you do to network aspiring midwives. :) We love watching your journey as well!

  2. I so enjoy reading these blogs on my lunch break, gals. They are a treasure in that you are journeying what God is doing for you so that you can always recall His work, meditate on it, and thank Him for it. Plus, they are darn fun to read! How awesome. Psalm 37:4

  3. This is SO exciting!!
    Congratulations McCauley!
    I can't wait to see what happens next!