Thomas PAINE said, “These are the times that test men’s souls.”
Thomas WILLIAMS says, “These are the times that rest men’s souls.”
Nearly every day from early October two thousand twelve until March first two thousand thirteen was a day of rest for my soul. I filled my senses with the beauty of God’s amazing earth and ever changing sky. Even the nine hundred (plus) miles of travel, towing a thirty-one foot fifth-wheel were refreshment for my tired spirit.
Please understand that I am not saying, “Everything was Marshmallow clouds and candied rainbows.” We had troubles with a Texas size T. (I am not going to enumerate.) However even the challenges that we faced were new and exciting! They stretched our creativity and gave us assurance that God will bring us to where we need to be; even if He has to drag us through a few bramble bushes to do it. I believe that no matter how hard His road is to follow sometimes, it is still a HI-way compared to those dark paths we might have chosen.
We were able in those few months to spend time with family that had been hard to connect with over the previous decade or so. And we met new people who were blessings to us. I hope that we will be able to stay in touch with them in the coming years. However, even if we loose contact in the future, being with them in that time has shown us more of the diversity of God’s love for His children. Psalms 16:8-11 8. I always remember that the LORD is with me. He is here, close by my side, so nothing can defeat me. 9. So my heart and soul will be very happy. Even my body will live in safety, 10. because you will not leave me in the place of death. You will not let your faithful one rot in the grave. 11.You will teach me the right way to live. Just being with you will bring complete happiness. Being at your right side will make me happy forever. Prayer Lord, forgive us and correct us if we wander from your side. Teach us the right way to live. Amen. Also visit my other blogs
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