Friday, May 26, 2017
Life Moves Pretty Fast
That is so true, and unless you're my age, or more, you may not give those words a second thought now.....but give it a few years, and beieve you me, you'll understand them so much, you'll be glad you did or you will regret NOT stopping and lookind around
I'm so proud of this girl for so many reasons, but here in the great outdoors, I see her not as the girly, girl on the outside, but I see the girl that lives out loud with every breath she breathes. She's an adventurer and outdoors-woman to the core, so just the thought of those fish being there for the taking, had her awake and ready to hit the day. You know you're a "red neck" when you sleep in your clothes....ready to hit the ground running.
I stayed back at the cabin to make the birthday cake and get Payton's meal request ready for their return -- that beer batter fish fry -- from our big take yesterday!
But, not to waste "daylight", Larry and Staci headed to the river behind our cabin to try to find the secret for catching fish in those heavy moving waters.....and the birthday boy with his two friends tried another fishing opportunity. The management here at the camp said they could use their bait net to go down to the river and haul in shad to use for catfish and striper fishing tonight. Then the boys and Alexia and Staci used those rushing waters for good, and decided to raft down the river. No matter what they were doing -- they weren't wasting a minute of daylight. Once again, "All thing work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purposes." Romans 8:28.
I overheard those three guys talking about buying a cabin and splitting it 3-ways (they're all already entrepreneurs). That's the stuff that life and God's goodness is made of -- getting great ideas, being creative, living with a grateful heart in the ups and downs, and enjoying the littlest of things that makes the biggest of things seem so trivial.
How awesome it is to "Look upoon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!" Psalm 27:13. So, to put John Wayne's "Daylight's a'wasting" to scripture words, "This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!"
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It was just "puppy love" that brought my Honey and I together at the ages of 13 and 12. We eventually married at the "mature" ages of 18 and 17. And that's when our faith journey began. Over the years, we encountered many opportunities to stretch our faith, especially when our babies were very sick, when financial situations were out of control, and when our marriage relationship had some rocky periods.But we made it through those times by our strong faith and trust in God. But never was our faith more challenged, than when my 63 years "young" husband was diagnosed with Stage 4 Kidney Cancer. Fortunately, the 44 years of marriage and faith-building experiences, caused us to "weather the storm", and still remain in peace and strong in our faith. This "peace that passed understanding" compelled me to blog and share the principles that caused our faith to be unwavering and continues to give me the joys of living large! I'm still here, so I'm not done!. I pray you will grow in your faith as you, not only read the blogs, but apply the principles to your own life -- for the good times, and especially for those times that seem so overwhelming.