I went backwards on my AO3 Rec List and I included my favs from each author. Each one of these authors though you need to visit their masterlists and read ALL of their works. ALL OF IT. That’s why I included links to their pages too.
They are wonderfully amazing as well. They just weren’t saved in my AO3 for some reason.
And a bit of self promo may I direct you to My Fic List
*EDIT* I meant to post Carrot Cake instead of Cupcakes for number 2. Cupcakes is the follow up to Carrot Cake and though it is beautiful and wonderful and needs to be read as well, you need to read the first one first obviously! :D Sorry about that! :)
“fernweh [feyrn-vey]”—(noun) This wonderful, untranslatable German word describes the feeling of homesickness for a far away land, a place you have never visited. Do not confuse this with the word, wanderlust; Fernweh is much more profound; it is the feeling of an unsatisfied urge to escape and discover new places, almost a sort of sadness. You miss a place you have never experienced, as opposed to lusting over it or desiring it like wanderlust. You are seeking freedom and self-discovery, but not a particular home. There are too many feelings wrapped up into this wonderful, little word. Remember, the world is your home! (via wordsnquotes)
Are you in a place you never expected to be? Has God taken you on a path you never would have willfully chosen? Take heart. God hasn’t deserted you. He hasn’t forgotten you. He hasn’t made a mistake.
God really messed up Joseph’s life plan. His brothers threw him into a dry well, then sold him into slavery. The wife of his Egyptian master tried to seduce him. When he refused her advances, she turned him over to the Egyptian cops, who then tossed him in prison. He spent years in prison, waiting to be released. I don’t imagine that Joseph included prison time in his life plan. Finally, after many years of painful waiting, God exalted him to the second in command in all of Egypt.
When all was said and done, what did Joseph say to his brothers?
Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. (Genesis 50:19–20)
God messed up Joseph’s life plan, and it was a really good thing. He did for Joseph what Joseph could never have done for himself.