Friday, January 22, 2010

Recent Weather!

Earlier this week we heard bad weather was on the horizon - it was coming.  No kidding!  I think it was Tuesday evening when the wind started to pick up.  I let my dogs out for the last time that evening and noticed I need to close up the back end of the truck after picking up some boxes nearby I had left out.  All I can say is thank goodness I did!  The wind just keep getting faster and harder, when I got into bed Sophie (who doesn't care for the wind) got in bed and laid close by.  As the it got later the wind just didn't let up I started thinking of Hidalgo and the sand storm especially when I started to smell the dirt!  I just buried my head under the blanket-  no joke!  When I got up the windowsill, my camera case below, my printer etc, had been riddled with dust / dirt.   After I cleaned that up and decided to get a shower - there's a windowsill just above the tub that I had my shampoo etc. sitting on covered, and cleaning that off just made mud. . . Outside don't ask - we still haven't finish that clean up and won't until after all the rain is done.  I've hear it should be this Sunday.

On one hand I'm happy it's been raining to lay the dust down from that windstorm but it hasn't stopped and that creates other problems.  Yesterday, I was able to grab a couple pictures of the start of a beautiful rainbow and double rainbow.  That beautiful reminder of better things.

I've been living in what seems to be stormy weather.  So much of my (and family) recent life as been in hard times.  Some has been from bad things that just seem to happen and some from poor choices - but never the less - with all the things that happen God has a rainbow for us who trust and keep our faith in him.

And God said, "This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. And the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth."Genesis 9:12-16

God is Faithful and does keep his word :)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

January . . . .

I've been told that January is national writing month; well January is now on it's way out and I haven't even had the chance to get out any of my stationary.  When we moved we had to put all of our things into storage.  Periodically, I have to go and root through boxes to try and locate things I want to use.  Of course, everything was pretty well labeled, but you still have to go through and hunt.

The stationary was easy to locate, it's in a clear large tub - apparently I've collected pretty paper and cards like I have fabrics!  The plan was to be better about writing; everyone has been moved into a the computer age - emails - texting - etc.  that the art of writing has been lost.  I've always loved a good pen to write with also - I even think I was good at it once.  :)

I got the clear tub out, placed it in the back end of the truck and there it rode for a couple weeks.  Every time I'd have to get something out of the truck or put it in I'd see my tub.  After awhile it was becoming irritating to say the least.  .  .  Three days ago I took my tub back to the storage unit.  I knew that it was hopeless right now.  :(

Life in general hasn't been what I thought it would be since leaving Ohio.  If anything (and I can't believe I'm saying this), it has been busier - harder even.  .  .  The once thought of having time to breathe - to rethink the past few years - to put things into perspective - is just about nonexistent. 

So, what have I been up to you might ask?   You wouldn't believe me if I told you.  I doubt the writers in Hollywood could come up with all the things that I seem to go through in my life.  LOL!  I was talking with someone last night and I what was mentioned to me in reference to recent events was - God doesn't put anymore on you than you can handle (might not be word for word).  I believe the text where were quote this from is 1 Corinthians 10:13 which says:

No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, that you may be able to endure it.

I always loved reading Corrie Ten Boon books and quotes.  I can't quote this word for word and for some reason I can't located it (must be in the storage shed), She was sharing how the Lord will not give us more than what we can bare but, that we ourselves will place more / that extra on ourselves.  This is very true.

But what about when others put more on you, or make it harder than it needs to be?  Well the same holds true, God is and remains faithful.  We can't changes others, but we can hopefully be a light to them and do whats right in the Lord's eyes.

One of the newest adventures I've undertaken is the care of my Dad's pups.  This job was placed in my hands by him; and one I gladly wanted to help him with caring for them.  But I had know Idea that he didn't bother to share this idea with others (long story) that apparently had other ideas.  This has made things harder than needed. :(

I'm trusting the Lord to help me finish the job, to be a shining light of his love (though I've asked the Lord to forgive me several times) and to help place the pups in wonderful homes so they can be the blessing they were born to be.

Of course for that added extra - but on my part - I've taken it upon myself to start another blog.  This blog is all about our pets and I'm hoping that my family will be apart of it.  I've already posted a couple things and you might like to check out - Molly's Beautiful Pup's   the 10 little extras that's been keeping me busy.

I'm praying as things settle down I'll be able to breathe and hopefully find enjoyment in each new day the Lord blesses me with.  :)