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, " 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!


Willow said...

Lovely post. I'm thankful with you that you are on a 'level' section of 'the path'. Life with Letty would be fun! Have you played Bananagrams yet? It's like an extended version of Speed Scrabble.

Did you know that my son is a military chaplain?

Dawn said...

I love the tone of this post, dear friend. You deserve some level ground!

Lettie sounds like fun!

Karen said...

Good picture with your friend...I'm sure she appreciates your help....

I LOVE how you described the changes in your home...

How neat to write a story for Chicken Soup...will have to read it...

Hope you and your family enjoy a blessed Thanksgiving time under that blue sky....

Marg said...

Thanks for updating your journey with us...I love to see how others make changes and accept what's been given to us.
Congratulations on your new story of Chicken Soup...My daughter in law is a runner and I know that you commented on her blog...
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Yolanda said...

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.