Linking up with Dayle at Simple Pleasures
Gratitude helps you grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of those around you. Eileen Caddy
This week's been hot, humid.....and wild. In spite of the high humidity, my family has graciously come with me hiking in the hills. We go in the evenings after supper and climb...... all the while my 15 year old talks non-stop and my youngest catches grasshoppers. After we hike, we drive to an isolated place ten minutes away and sit on a grassy hill....each of us reading verses. We come home happy....content.....fulfilled.
How did this happen....that I've been given so much.....mostly the increbible peace that's replaced all the angst. It doesn't matter what happens...good or bad....He's there...always....in control. Makes me really thankful....this week for things like
-my family who are all willing to live peculiar....different.....His way....the way of kindness, the way of peace.
-lazying around and B.B.Qing with good friends
-David. My dvd drive wasn't working. I took it into a small computer shop. David, a 20 something yr. old worked on it. He asked if I was a believer. He had noticed the music. We ended up talking about how he's been pulling in different directions. I told him what faith means to me and why. He was open and when I left.....he had fixed the drive no charge and handed me a Micheal Smith tape. I promised I would come back over the summer to bug him.
-summer trips. We're heading out to the mountains....part of me still fights the fear of leaving home but the other part is excited and really grateful we can afford to do this...
-and mostly....for the way He redeems everything...even when I wonder..... how? why? Somehow He manages to use the bad for good and the good for better and better for even better then better.
Stay cool guys!!!