Ain't God good! The God of the universe, the God of all creation ... Holy God ... He loves us. He cares for us. He wants to spend time with us. He wants to walk with us and talk with us. He wants to do good in our lives, and with our lives.
I just love it when He drops those little "love notes" - especially when they are totally unexpected! An extra good cup of coffee ... a verse in the Bible reading that jumps off the page - and you just know it was written for you ... a phone call from someone you love and cherish ... a bird that sits out the window and sings just for you ... a bright star shining on a dark night ... so many different love notes from God.
Yes, God is good! All the time.
So thankful that God is God, and not this life!!!
My heart is grieving for all those affected by the tornadoes of May ... some links to the different news stories, videos, and photos ...
You Tube we were in this one!!! ...We saw the tornado across the river from Joshua and Dessie's place, saw it split in two pieces and it looked as tho it was going to dissipate and go away ... but instead, the wind shifted to the back side of the tornado, and it re-formed, and came straight towards us. We gathered the grandkids (Joshua and Dessie were at work) and rushed into the storm cellar! Stayed for almost 3 hours!!! National Weather Service said the next day that we had been under a "bowl effect" - very rare weather condition. Maybe exciting to them - but to be in that? Not so much! Thanking God for a storm cellar! Even if we did have to fight thru the dead mouse and spiders! LOL
When you live with a long-term illness days and nights tend to become "all one and the same" ... unless something "major" happens, nothing that new to talk about. Sigh. Seems that about the only thing that really changes is whether this is a day that we struggle with the discouragements and frustrations, or if it is a day of total mercy where nothing seems to touch us.
We are learning some things tho - that God is good, all the time. Even when we aren't.
This prayer is one of my "mantras" ... I pray it A LOT!!! =)
When we went to the Dialysis center in Paris last week (Wednesday), after a morning of training on the cycler, we were released for a lunch break. After lunch we had an appointment with Rick's doctor. So, we find our way to the McDonald's - had a Caramel Frappe` and a Chicken wrap. Enjoyed a few minutes of down time together.
Time to get back to the center. Car wouldn't start. Wouldn't turn over. Nothing. Finally, we called a cab - had the doctor's appointment. Called another cab and went back to the car at McDonald's.
One of Rick's nurses's husband is a mechanic, and he came over with a friend of his (another mechanic) - they couldn't figure it out. We had to call a tow truck and have it hauled to the repair shop.
Rick's dad and mom drove over to Paris and picked us up.
And we still wait on the car to be ready. Last we heard it was the ignition switch among other things. All total (first estimate) will be around $700 (that we do not have - praying for God to provide!) ... sigh.
On the trip to MD Anderson in Houston, the car broke down on I-45 and cost us $250 to get repaired. Sigh.
These car repairs are NOT helping with the financial crunch!!! God is good, and He provides. But humanly speaking? It is hard not to focus on that 45% of Rick's normal salary that we are living on. KWIM? Sigh.
Well ... guess it is about time to have another cup =) ...
Praying that you have a blessed day ...
God is good all the time ... this life may suck at times, but God is good!!!
Lord, help me to focus on YOU ... good days or bad.
I love you Lord.
So why "Scattered Feathers" ? ? ?
You can read it here