Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Pictures With Captions

Had a lovely long walk in North Carolina before we left.  Snapped several delightful pictures.  These all have beauty that speaks for itself.

On down the road I cam to these scenes and had to snap a picture but also add a caption.

I wonder if they sat down and enjoyed the beauty before they dumped the old couch in the midst.

Did they have any qualms at all when they saw this big clear sign?  So sad that people have no regrets about trashing and defacing our beautiful countryside.

Think they want us to know something?

I don't think they live here anymore.  Seems clear to me!

This last picture I snapped as I walked by I captioned:
"No, No, No I do not want to talk to you!"

Love and Hugs,

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Truth Be Told

Oh give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good: 
for his mercy endures for ever
Psalm 136:1

This plaque was given to me when Aunt Jo lived with us 6 years ago.  Little did I know then that it would minister to my heart now.

When we bought the motorhome I decorated and furnished it by shopping from my stucco house.  I removed the above plaque from the wall in our hallway and hung it on the wall in my bathroom in the motorhome.  At the time I didn't realize the significance of the verse it displays based on Psalm 136:1 With God's hands beneath us we need not fear what lies before us.

As we have traveled in the coach now over 6 months I can not begin to tell you how often people have said to me, "Oh, you are living the dream!"  Yes, we are living a dream and I do not for one minute want to take that blessing for granted but the truth be told?  I have experienced more anxiety and stress living this dream than I care to admit to.

Because I am not normally a person given to anxiety and stress maybe this is taking a little more toll on me.  It definitely has effected the quality of life I am experiencing and has in turn then effected my Precious Husband too.

Truth be told?  I am meditating a lot on these facts:

  1. God's hands are beneath me and they are strong and trust worthy
  2. God's mercy is amazing
  3. God wants me to live one day at a time, moment by moment
  4. I can trust God for my outcome
Truth be told?  God is patient with me!  He is trying to teach me and I am a slow learner.  Someone asked me, "Where is your faith (in God) Dorothy?"  Truth be told?  My faith is growing daily because I know that even though I may still appear anxious and stressed as I "live this dream" God is doing a work in me and HIS HANDS are underneath me every step of the way.  I will trust Him and He will continue to be merciful and good to me.

Note to self:
Each morning and each evening when I brush my teeth, take some extra time and read the verse again: 
With God's hands beneath us we need not fear what lies before us.

Love and Hugs,