Posting this for my family who has been fabulous through this troubling season!
As much as I love this helicopter, I hate to see it fly in at times. Mostly because it lands under extreme circumstances and leaves you standing helplessly by. However, I have found that it’s an opportunity to stand in the gap and pray hard for another. Thereby giving HOPE rein.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
Lili and I walked over to the pond on a quest to photograph the wild geese. As I instructed her to be quiet and walk softly, because the geese are skittish, she bounced, twirled, and jumped.
I quickly started taking photographs all the while praying to the Lord to send angels to keep the flock corralled for a moment. Lili, on the other hand, walked off toward the geese on a mission of her own.
“Lili, get back here,” I hissed softly. “You’ll scare the geese.”
In turn, the determined Lili gave me a look that said — watch this, grandma! And I did, in amazement.
My grandson, Kaden, is turning one this week! He is a precious child with a heart of gold and a wonderful disposition. And a smile will light your face when anywhere near him!
But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you. For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield. Psalm 5: 11 & 12
As the skies let loose of a graceful snow and accumulated on the airport, Lili, my four year old granddaughter, decided to fix my hair. After drying, combing, curling, mousing, and spritzing she announced, “Grandma, you’re hair is a freaking monster!”
The next day this monster-haired granny took her three grandchildren, James, Lane, and Lili, outside to build a couple of snowmen.
The 1st snowman we named Pilot Snow. The 2nd — Fat Snow, but after viewing the photos he looks more like Boo Boo Snow!
“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. Isaiah 1:18
God has a fabulous sense of humor and often uses laughter to ease my tension. If you could hear this message, my drum roll of laughter precedes this confession.
I was sitting at my desk, checking my messages in WordPress, when the phone rang. I called out, “Steve, are you going to get that!”
“No,” he called back, “I’m at the front door.”
So hurrying to the phone, I picked up the receiver and shouted, “PRAISE GOD!” I stopped momentarily, shaking my head in wonderment. Remembering that I was on the business line, but still in loud mode, I cried, “Airport! Do you want to talk to Steve?”
The pilot on the other end said, “No, why are you yelling at me!”
After answering his questions, I hung up and started laughing — by far too amused to be embarrassed.
Why God chose the pic below, I’m not sure, but He’s on a roll.