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Showing posts from February, 2014

Walk in the Light

Walking in God's light and rejoicing in Him; acclaiming Him brings blessings, glory, and strength.

Perhaps it is the long, long, LONG winters we have here in the far north that get to me at this time of the year. Perhaps it is the missing of family and friends far away. Perhaps it is the waiting. Sometimes I get trapped in negative thoughts instead of walking in the light. You would think that by now we would 'get it'. It is so much better to walk in God's promises for us than it is to dwell on the 'what ifs' and the 'it will never happens'.

This passage from Psalm 89 reminded me to be on guard. The pit of self-pity is always near . Occupying our minds with praise and thanksgiving gives us strength and leaves no room for self-pity.

Walk in His light...

So much

I think about the 'restaurant' with sand floors beneath our feet. I think about the chickens scratching in the sand beneath our table. The pigs and their lazy oinks just beyond the tin roofed veranda that kept the hot South American sun from beating down on our pale skin. I can taste the almost flat, but so very cool and refreshing glass bottle of Coca-Cola that I held in my hands. I am reminded to sip out of a straw and not touch my lips to the mouth of the bottle. I don't know why, but I comply.

Looking around, my child-self takes in the scene. I realize that this place we stopped at on the side of the only paved highway, if you can call it that, through the country, is not really a restaurant. It is someone's home. The scarcely clothed children are playing in the sand on the yard. The parents are cooking us a meal, hoping that these 'gringo' will pay them well for the meal they have ordered. The cats and dogs also make their way to our table, hoping that on…

A New Look

Welcome to the new look here at...

I took the blog offline for a while to make a few changes. There are still a few things that aren't exactly how I would like them, but it's time to get back online. I'm missing this little corner of the web. Did you miss me? ha!

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It's good to be back.