25 August 2009

A Summer Day's Thoughts

Wow! I just opened up a bill and am a bit (actually a lot) overwhelmed at the amount due! It isn't that we don't have the resources to pay for it; we do. But it's the highest one we've ever received and it makes me wonder if we have more problems with this house then we are aware of (and we're aware of a lot), or if it just a case of not using resources wisely (poor conservation), or the abnormal PNW weather (or a combination of some or all of the above). Well the nice thing about it is if it is a matter of weather, we're now on our way to autumn which means cooler weather and a little rain.
Speaking of the house, still so unsure what to do...I've prayed about it; family and friends have prayed about it. Still don't know which path to take--remodel and repair, remove and replace or do nothing - yet. Sometimes I wonder if I am a bit like the man who prayed to be saved from a flood and God sent several people to rescue him (but he didn't recognize them as answers to prayer and kept waiting for a miracle till he died in the flood)...at times I wonder if the solution is simpler then I am making it out to be (God has already provided the answer) and if it is a sense of fear in the future that is stopping me; of course at other times I wonder if God does indeed want us to wait because he knows there will be a better solution coming if we do. Much to ponder...
The weather continues to be beautiful, with the smallest but most definite hints of autumn,, and I am constantly filled with a sense of wonder at the smallest things around me...God is good! Never before have I been this much in tune with the world He created and I find it nourishing to my heart, body and mind. Creation certainly does point to the Creator who makes all things beautiful!
It must be time to go--a song just came on and I find myself singing along with this prayer with tears falling down my cheeks as I do so. I'm so thankful that God is patient and loving with His children! I have so much to learn...
Blessings this summer day from Aimee's Place to yours,
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways..…Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” James 1:5-8, 17 KJV
What else? Yep, crocosmia -- again:)
Lichen amidst the stone of a dry creek creek/fall
Waterdrops on spiderweb
The Song Prayer (I was listening to)
'Stone by Stone', Michael John Poirier


sallyo said...

James 1 is one of my favorite scriptures.
I do know what you mean about making choices with houses; we're weighing our options, too. I'm sure the answer will be clearer down the road.
In the meantime, enjoy your garden!

aimee said...

James 1 is really good and challenging. I am SO far from perfect when it comes to matters of faith...at times I can identify with Peter when he was walking on the sea to Christ:)
Good luck with your house decision!
Blessings, Aimee

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