Friday, November 20, 2009
"This is not a good spot for a picture. We'll be squinting." I said.
"It's fine," Letty said. "Just don't squint. Open your eyes real wide."
This is my lady friend who I help. We do shopping, errands, gardening and scrabble!
Today we went to the mall and strolled along the "promenade".
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After a long Southern California summer, the leaves are finally starting to fall. The mornings and evenings are cooler, and a few days ago I noticed the constellation of Orion rising in the east. Mother nature is shifting positions and soon will be comfortably settled again.
There have been changes in our home too. Subtle changes. I can see a patch of blue sky. It's as if the hand of the Lord has peeled off a cloud layer. And life's road is no longer as steep. We're going through a section of level ground, and I'm noticing things along the way. Items I have time to stop and examine.
Like God's promises. I feel a growing desire to KNOW his promises. After going through the storm, I know how important it is to have scripture in your heart.
Another item I'm examining is called "believing prayer". I have often transferred my burdens to the Lord's shoulders through prayer. But then I take them back and still feel weighted down. Now, I try to remind myself, "remember...you PRAYED about that. God's got it in his hands."
These are just 2 examples of many new things that have come into my mind...on this new stretch of the road.
On the subject of writing, I just got an email today from Chicken Soup for the Soul. They need some more stories on the topic of "running" and the deadline is Nov. 29 the Sunday after Thanksgiving. My friend is a runner, so I gave her a call...and it looks like I'm going to try to write up a story. It will be a miracle if I get it done by Nov. 29th. (You'd be amazed at how long it takes me to write a post!)
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We have a lot to be thankful for at our home.
(Maybe I'll be back at the blog before Thanksgiving.)
Letty is noticing interesting items in the kitchen store—along the promenade.
We sampled seasoned mashed potatoes and pumpkin muffins!