Good morning! Hope all had a wonderful 4th of July this year.
It was the coolest 4th of July in Texas that I ever remember! =) Nice!
We had lunch with Rick's dad and mom, and a friend of theirs - Bell. Bell is a sweet lady ... she has a sharp mind and a quick wit about her. Such a joy to be around! Chris and Mandy were also there for a little bit. Tina and her granddaughters were there, too. =) So, Aunt Margaret got some smiles and hugs and kisses! =)
We remembered the real reason for the day - we thought about, talked about, and prayed for our military. Thanking God for their sacrifice to give us all that we have today.
We pray for our country - our leaders, our people. II Chronicles 7:14 ... It's not too late! But we need to pray ... we need to change! God, help us all!!!
This was heartbreaking and overwhelming ... The Arizona Wildfire ... They gave the ultimate sacrifice, their very lives. We pray for their families, their friends, their co-workers. We ask God to wrap His strong arms of comfort and kindness around each one. Give them assurance and peace in the midst of this great sorrow. Minister joy to their hearts as they remember their loved ones. And may we all live to honor these who have given so much.
I promised in the beginning of this blog (months ago) to always be honest - good days and bad. Sigh. That's hard for me to do. LOL Not hard to be honest on the good days. But on the bad? Well, that's something else. I am struggling with what is being honest and what is complaining? KWIM?
I mean, God is good - all the time, and all the time - God is good. He love us, He cares for us. And the God of angel armies walks beside us. So what do we have to fear? Or why should we be discouraged?
And yet, my humanity is getting in the way of my Christianity. Sigh.
Ongoing recovery ... a slow process at best it seems. Chronic pain. Chronic fatigue. Ongoing health issues. All these things weigh us down at times. Add to that a diminishing checking account, but mounting needs. And so many alone hours, that turn from just being alone to being lonely. Sigh.
Yes, we have bad days. But God is still good. He still watches over us and cares for us. And He picks us up when we fall down.
Thank God that His grace is greater than all else!!!
If only I could stay focused on all the little things that make up the secret to life ... a good cup of coffee - that first sip of the day ... a cold glass of sweet tea on a hot day ... a phone call just at that lowest point of the day - even if it is a wrong number, just to know that someone else exists in this life ... an unexpected visit from someone - my brother popped in the other afternoon, it was a joy to see him ... sitting on the front porch in the cool morning breeze, listening to the birds sing, watching the hummingbirds and flutterbies ... a nap that is just over the top in rest ... food that hits the spot when hungry ... blowing bubbles with the grandkids ... listening to the laughter of children in the store ... hugs from a grown child - who still loves her momma ...
So many little things ... and yet, so hard to focus on the good sometimes ... just because the bad - no matter how small, seems to weigh more and last longer.
Lord, help me to have a better attitude, to stand stronger longer. To honor you with every breath i take, and in every move i make. I love you!!! Thank you!!!
So why "Scattered Feathers" ? ? ?
You can read it here