Sunday, October 28, 2012

Waiting. In Peace.

Still here. 

Just puttering, playing hurricane-preparedness, but not in a serious way since we are something like 460 miles inland. We're due for 50+ mph winds and lots of rain beginning tomorrow around 5 pm and I already have our groceries and batteries and radio, blah, blah, blah. My candles and matches are ready and after I finish refilling water containers which sat in the basement the past year, I'll call it done, though technically, I'd like Tom to buy some kerosene for the heater we've got stored in the garage, one we bought at a yard sale three years ago, but have never needed to use.

I've been feeding the birds outside, too, so they will be ready. For 3 weeks our supermarket has sold birdseed half-off so I bought 60 pounds which sounds like lots, but isn't, not when these sparrows swarm in and devour ten pounds in less than 24 hours. Yet they sit upon the hedge and stare at me through the kitchen window with grateful eyes, so birdseed is worth the expense. 

But basically, I'm staying low-key, peaceful and thinking about other things. Books mostly. Which reminds me--are there any fans of Grace Livingston Hill out there? I just discovered yesterday that amazon.com has some of her books for your kindle for free. I downloaded 11, began reading The Girl From Montana, and could not stop. Of course, it's not the same as holding one of Grace's ancient hardcover copies in your hands, but it's close enough. For me.

Is this puppy adorable, or what?



A treat from Facebook. I do love that place.

So anyway, all is well here, even with our return to Pea Soup Skies. May you, also, feel the calmness and peace only God can give in the midst of any type of storm.


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"Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight."  ... Proverbs 3:5,6


"He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth."   ... Psalm 46:10

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I don't know why I do this to myself, perhaps it's my sadistic side, but I've been on a new blog search--AGAIN--and I'm not finding what I'm looking for--AGAIN. But still I keep on looking... and then walking away, muttering. Frustrated.

But I'll go ahead and ask anyway.... Does anybody know of a blog which often shares contemplative posts even remotely like this one? Kelly was my favorite blogger of all-time, but then she went and got married, had two babies, stopped blogging and lived happily ever after.

It's been years, but oh..... I still miss her and her posts like this one, and this one and this one and  this one and--

Oh dear, oh dear.... I do miss Kelly so.

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4 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Debra, After reading her post, I see why you miss kelly! I enjoyed reading those,do you stay in touch with her? Just wondering what her life is like now with a family.

Terra said...

Stay warm and safe, my friend.
I like the blog at aholyexperience.com by Ann Voskamp. She sometimes takes my breath away.

Terra said...

Ha ha on me, I see you already follow A Holy Experience which I recommended.

Anonymous said...

I thought I had gone to all the bloggers on your blog list...How could I have missed A Holy Experience? Now I know if I had EVER gone there I would not have Forgotten it. ..for sure!! Wow! She has a gift...like you do, to share and help us all on our way to be with Him, to stay close to Him and to keep praise for Him,.. in our hearts and voices... .. I don't know of another blog like you are looking for but if I find any others I will certainly let you know. I hope others can assist you in your search. Those who teach also need taught...and filled up again. Sarah