NOTE: THIS WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED ON 7/10/2015, SO "BEAR" WITH ME...SOME OF THIS INFORMATION HAS CHANGED SINCE THEN, but this has been a week that has been too hot to get out and take many new pictures, and here it is Friday Foto Friends day, and I don't have anything new to share. So, I will update this "old" post and re-share! I hope you don't mind! Some things have not changed at all, and then again, quite a lot has changed!!
UPDATE: I don't miss that ride to and from work every day now that I am retired, but I do miss the times of listening to the music as I drove along...now I take rides with hubby and we talk, which is nice....and sometimes we make music together as we ride, which is especially nice.
Some people don't really understand how we could enjoy living so far from "civilization"....it is at least 20 miles to the nearest Walmart, and we currently
We also have several excellent small churches, including our own home Bible Fellowship that meets in our home every
fishing, hunting or simply watching the birds,
There are so many places to explore...(if only it wasn't so hot right now...but fall is on its way)
I find myself longing to strike out on my own in search of adventure...but I am reminded that there ARE bears
Anyway, I want to pause and give thanks to the Lord for His goodness to us in providing such a place of refuge for our family. There was a time when we didn't know how we were ever going to find an affordable home to help us ease into retirement...but God truly surprised us when He opened THIS window of opportunity. He proved to us that not only was HE able to provide for us, but that He had prepared special people to be kind and generous and willing to take a chance on us until we could stand on our own again. And now He has enabled us to do just that, and we want to say thank you. (No names needed, God knows).
I suppose there may be some who will say that this is all well and good for you, but what about me? When is God going to show ME some pleasant places and a refuge from the world? I cannot answer for God, but I can only say that when we put our trust in Him, He promises in His Word to show us the "path of life", and that "in (His) presence is fullness of joy". For you it may not be in the woods, but it might be in a different neighborhood, or job, or place of worship. It could be a new friendship or relationship that brings joy and fulfillment after a long wait. It could even be finding that place of contentment right where you are when you realize that God is with you and that He will never leave your side.
I read a verse in my morning devotions a couple of days ago that stood out to me and also caught my husband's attention, so much so that he asked me to find it again the next morning and read it again.
The verse is found in Psalm 17:15 ~
Now, let's hop on over to Bev's place at Breathing In Grace and see what our other friends are posting today for Friday Foto Friends.