Friday, May 31, 2013

The Stuff of Life...

Life is not always easy, things happen, storms blow in, people change. That nice car you were driving? Gone. That weed free garden that the neighbor so carefully tilled? Full of weeds again. The news is full of tragedy. Young father dying, tornadoes taking lives, children no longer in their parents arms. It is often enough to make one weep. It all looks so hopeless.

When my eyes opened at 5:30, I lay awhile mulling all of lifes struggles over in my mind. I could have spent hours there doing that, but what would that accomplish? Instead I slid out of bed and wandered outside.

 My devotional time with God was sweet. The tea was hot, the sun shining. Birds were singing in the leafy canopy above me. I sat in my nightgown and closed my eyes and basked in the beauty of it all. And I gained strength, enough to get me through the day, enough to carry me on. Enough to satisfy my hungry soul. Sweet.

One thing does not change...the fact that God loved me and sent His son to die for me, that He loves me, unconditionally, always, never wavering.

I am blessed.


  1. Our God is an awesome God! Simple words but great truth! I'm am thankful you are taking comfort and finding strength in Him - there is not better place! :) ♥

  2. God does make the world beautiful! Yet the mystery of the cross...we have suffering.

  3. It is so easy to become overburdened by the cares of this world (whether in my personal life or around the world), but your last statement, "One thing does not change...the fact that God loved me and sent His son to die for me, that He loves me, unconditionally, always, never wavering." brings everything back into perspective and gives us a reason to get out of bed and do what we know is right ... because He loves me. Everything is ultimately for His glory.

  4. I like your new header. I wish you were my neighbor too! I am feeling guilty for giving so much high cholesterol foods to my 90 year old neighbor.. :)

  5. You've made some good points that I need to remember.

  6. Yes they are the nicest flower! so cheerful.
    I gave away shovel fulls to my neighbors over the years. Now I'm starting on my kids, usually in late fall or early spring. they are like giant buttercups..!

  7. Hi, Anita! I have enjoyed reading through your posts this morning so much that I can't even explain how much! Probably spent a little too much time too-I should be getting my children up and going! I am a mother of 3 and blog at I hope you will come visit often.


  8. I think and do much of the same thing. I love just sitting in my back yard, looking around at God's beauty, and thanking Him so much for how He has blessed me. It's like an escape from all the worries of the world, just to sit and remember who He is and who I am in Him.
    Blessings to you,