-Josh, my brother, who is in a world of hurt.
-Mike, my cousin, who lost his job.
-Katie, my friend, who is making decisions with lifelong consequences.
-Bryan, my friend, who just moved to Ukraine for a year.
I also want to pass along some thoughts I had while reading Genesis 29:
You would think God's plan would have been for Jacob to go to Paddan Aram, marry Rachel and have 12 sons with her. But then Laban steps in and tricks him into marrying Leah first. The "plan" was ruined. But yet God works all things together for good (Rom 8:28), and from Leah we get Levi and Moses, and also Judah, David, and Christ!