O Father ... the winds of change are blowing ... and leaving us feeling so scattered and without sure footing ... help us to remember in all of this storm - that You are the Master of the winds, and that even the winds and the waves obey Your voice. change is hard enough when it is of our own choosing and making. but when LIFE changes without our choice or permission - whole new ball game! God, help us all - help us to help one another. help us to all look to YOU - the Author, and the Finisher of our faith.
i love you. so glad that you NEVER change! you are the same - yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever. thank you!
Coffee Creek RV Resort - the place that God led us to in May of this year, 2014. the place that we have come to love. the place that we have made many new friends who have become family - cause family is not just blood relations!
no longer the same.
talked with edna some. talked with mary ann some. visited with janet . no one knows what to do. these winds of change are shaking and scattering us all - emotionally and mentally right now, sounds like it will be more physical as time goes by. sigh.
it is all so sad to me. we thought we had found a HOME here with Coffee Creek. a place to work camp, but also a place to share our hearts and our lives. a place to put down some roots. just HOME for a while. and now - thru no choice of the Rash'es, thru no choice of ours ... these winds of change are blowing a storm across us, thru our lives.
O God! remain the Anchor for us thru all of this! please.
there is no one or no thing saying that we must leave. just the opposite. we are being asked to stay on as work campers. and we are - at least for now. nothing good ever seems to come from panic. so even when we are afraid, or tossed about on these winds of change - we trust in the Lord, sometimes resisting at first, but we do trust Him. and for now? peace, be still. if and when the time comes for us to leave here - it will be God that directs our steps, and He will make the way firm and straight before us ... that is His promise.
we miss Don and Mary Ann so much! they had become more like parents to us, a guiding light in the darkest of times, a strong and sure foundation of reason and peace. and they still are - just not here at the park every day. i miss the hugs, the laughter, the conversation. we miss Scott - he was the security here in the park. we knew that all was well when he was here - for he tolerated no foolishness whatsoever. and now? we feel a bit like we are on standing on shifting ground, blown by these winds, praying that underneath the moving ground there is a Rock that will be there no matter what or where.
i will say this - the sense of family is even stronger in these last few weeks. those that we had known a little, or more in passing? they have become stronger friends, deeper roots to the family.
and in talking with Mary Ann today, she said that they were Good! that they had been resting, not realizing just how very tired that they had become. that's awesome!
we know that God's Word is true - and that He really does make all things work together for our good ... but sometimes it is hard to just wait it all out.
So why "Scattered Feathers" ? ? ?
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