"Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." ---John 14:6
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Off The Train and Back to Real Life
Ok. Time to depart from the train (with perhaps occasional future mentions) and return to the Real World.
What is my Real World like today? Oh my. The weather is so gorgeous, so autumnally-exquisite that I'm having trouble absorbing the pure splendor.
This morning, in all the outdoors glory, I picked apples from just two branches of an orchard tree and lugged in a whole bucket into the house. With just a few, I made applesauce.
That's when Tom's friend, Al, arrived to clear our back meadow as he does once each year. So then I gathered more tomatoes from the garden and made spaghetti sauce, then added it to sauteed vegetables and cooked lasagna noodles. Out on our patio Tom, Al and I enjoyed the vegetable lasagna (my own squash inside there, too) and the applesauce.
Just like one of those homegrown meals other country ladies make, ones which you feel good, eating.
Ever since arriving home, Tom and I have felt such peace!
We felt it on the train, also, and everywhere else on our vacation. Before leaving, God instructed us to set aside the joblessness and just enjoy ourselves. So we tried that. We didn't pretend everything was fine, but rather, we rested in knowing everything will be ok.
And now back at home? God is so with us and we're being so careful to watch our words and our thoughts--to keep them faith-filled and positive. And to put into practice all we have learned in the past.
Just know that we are fine. Tom is still jobless, but well, we're better than fine, really, on this gorgeous, incredible, breezy, autumn-slant-of-light afternoon.