Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hanging, Balancing or Solid-ing?

Hanging on with all five (ummm, do they have only four) toes when the world seems upside down?

Perched on the top of the world, and all is sunny and bright?

The balancing reality of your situation hits?

Or is there a solid structure underneath?
"Your granite cave is a hiding place, your high cliff aerie a place of safety. You're my cave to hide in, my cliff to climb. Be my safe leader, be my true mountain guide. Free me from hidden traps; I want to hide in you. I've put my life in your hands. You won't drop me, you'll never let me down." Psalms 31:2-5

See, no matter how high or how low, God can handle it all. Boy, am I glad God is my "solid-ing" Father.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Leave it to a Marine....

to start giving PT to his 3-year-old! that's physical training... :)

But isn't my grandson a cutie? I just have to brag.

 "Just make sure you stay alert. Keep close watch over yourselves. Don't forget anything of what you've seen. Don't let your heart wander off. Stay vigilant as long as you live. Teach what you've seen and heard to your children and grandchildren." Deuteronomy 4:9 (MS)

There can be no greater goal than this. But you know me, I tend to read the last part of this verse and sluff off the first part. I too, need to be disciplined. Lord, help me with those crunches.....

 Now, about Marine PT? That's a horse of another color. :)


Friday, March 9, 2012


Birds love our oak and palm trees. Therefore we find little white spots on the ground that I try to "side-step." This is what I saw walking with Major outside. Can you spot it?
I walked around it but Major went in to give it a sniff. Taking his cue, I went over to shoo him on.
I took a second look and this is what that spot was.
It was a gorgeous white moth. If you click and enlarge it, he looks like he has feathers on his head. He's all pristine and altogether lovely in among those awful pollen weeds. If I hadn't taken the time to stop and look, I'd've missed him.

And wouldn't you know it, the Lord used this to show me where I did miss an opportunity.

I was leaving a hardware store and in the parking lot walking towards me was a person in baggy, dirty clothes with a baggy old cap. I couldn't tell if it was a man or woman until she spoke.

"Do you have any change?" she asked.

I quickly walked to my car, not answering. There was a YaYa's Chicken Restaurant just a bit down in the same parking lot. I don't like giving out money-not knowing what's it's for-but I should've asked if she was hungry. (I know in today's society we have to be careful, but hubby was with me.)

Why didn't I offer the food? Huh? Why? I might have missed something beautiful, or at the very least fed someone who was hungry. I totally side-stepped her.  What if she was an "angel unawares?"

"But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good." I Corinthians 12:7

Father, may I respond to Your Spirit for the good of others. Keep my feet from side-stepping.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Check Your Shoes!

I keep a pair of old shoes on the back porch to slide on when I let Major out. Since our yard is a big sand box, this also keeps a boat-load of sand from drifting into the house. (All puns intended.) teehee.

Anyway, I put my dainty little foot into my shoe the other day and felt something. I thought it was a leaf or fern or whatever. BUT when it moved without my foot moving, I carefully and strategically drew my foot out of my shoe. HA, not--I kicked it off and it hit the screen.

Inside my shoe was this gargantuan lizard! Now I'm not afraid of lizards, but don't like'em in my shoes.

But actually, this was the correct size.

Guess I need to check my shoes, huh?

"For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper, and from the deadly pestilence." Psalms 91:3

Lord, even when I forget to check with you, please keep the hiding-lizardy-scary things out of my mind and heart.