VACATION TIME ~
We were blessed to have 7 days of vacation at our daughter's (Tracy) family lake house. A beautiful view and time on the lake. A swimming pool and hot tub. I went tubing for the first time and jumped into the deep end of the swimming pool with a life jacket on. This was huge for me, also playing with grandchildren and priceless memories. It only cost us gas money only. Such a blessing.
A FEW WEEKS LATER ~ VACATION AGAIN
We are currently are on a 14 day vacation in Anaheim CA. We are taking care of grandchildren while their mom (Ashley) and stepdad (Chris) attend a Lularoe Conference. Planning ahead for swimming, walks, movies and fun. Then Disneyland with Ashley, Chris and girls for 3 days after Conference. She has worked hard to make her stay at home mom business prosper. She is paying for our trip and our hearts are grateful. They will go home after 9 days and Chad will come. Chad is my son and dad to Brookley and Willow. He will take us 3 more days to Disneyland and paying for our trip. Such a blessing for Terry and I.
GOD IS ABLE ~ my point today is this. Even with lack of money, God is faithful. Our trips in the month of June/July 2017 is amazing. We are blessed and I can't thank God enough plus our family, to treating us to vacation this year. On August 13, 2017 Terry and I will be married 40 years. Looking at our lives from the inside out has been amazing. Our family that continues to work hard at their jobs and able to bless us. We in turn can bless them in watching kids, helping out and sharing life. We try to be great parents and grandparents.
Luke 16:10 New International Version (NIV)
“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.
I pray daily for our family, for their jobs and their families. We know what's it is like to be young and we are older now. We can help with guiding words of wisdom and cry with them plus laugh with them. So much happens within one family and one extended family. Each of our examples matters far more than we might think in our families. I made a promise to God to do my best daily for them. To hold on when things don't make sense. To share both good times and hard times. Unconditional love given by God to each of us and my unconditional love given back.
My happy pictures are truly happy but life can be complicated as well. Nobody knows the depth of one picture or one life. Only God knows our complete heart and able to give us peace daily. I am a very bless woman of God and I know that. I've sinned, make mistakes, cried and got back up again. There has been peace in the mist of storms for me. I trust God with all my heart.
Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight
VACATION ~ Jesus never takes a vacation from us.
He goes with us everything we go and even goes before us. His plan is for us to live in peace and knowing he has our lives in control. I must take a vacation from myself at times. Leaving behind negative thoughts and pressing into peace. A big God who created this big world can keep us in perfect peace. Rest in knowing who you are today and see the blessings that God gives you. Vacation time might not be away from your house this year, but it can be next year. I've been in places where vacation wasn't an option. I understand the timing of things and resting in knowing not to compare my life to someone else. Purpose this a good day.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.