"The joy of the Lord is my strength. He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty." --- Nehemiah 8:10, Psalm 91:1
Okay, super-short version?
Our move to Florida is out. We'd planned to avoid the heat/humidity by staying indoors, but then we discovered that meant May through October.
Oh dear. I mean, I enjoy reading inside, but that's longer than even our must-stay-indoors Buffalo winters.
So! We're now researching our second choice and after a week, it's passing most tests and we're excited.
But may I please wait a week before revealing that state to you in case we change our minds? Already I've jerked you around by mentioning Florida and I don't wish to repeat that.
Yet I'll give you hints. It's a 'red state', the governor is terrific, the winters are milder and summer's humidity isn't ridiculous.
There you go.
And in the meantime? God's doing His very best to keep me calm and low-stressed during all this research. As long as I remain in that 'secret place' with Him (not there one day, then escaping the next), all shall be well.
Within me, that is, no matter all the craziness of our world swirling around outside.
Which reminds me.
These past 2 covid years I've noticed that if one wishes to keep her joy, she must stay determined to do so.
People these days are out to snatch it!
But to remain in joy, in strength, she can't complain. Or blame. Or faint, frown or fear. No, she must abide hourly in the calm, peaceful knowing-God's-warmth place.
Otherwise she just may sink beneath murky waters with other sad swimmers--and who wants to do that?
" ... and you will be above only, and you will not be beneath, if you listen and pay attention to the commandments of the Lord your God, which I am commanding you today, to observe them carefully." --- Deuteronomy 28:13
"You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!" --- Isaiah 26:3
Can't recall where I heard this, but I totally agree:
"Winds of change are on their way!"
Wow. I've seen tons of tiny houses, but this one is in the Top 5 best, most efficient designs.
Oh, and my friend, Dolores, asked to see my wish list at Amazon. She bought me two most delightful books, one which is this:
It's kinda Mary Poppins meets Mrs. Piggle Wiggle meets Anne of Green Gables. Loving it and thanks again so much, Dolores!
Need an upbeat reminder about aging? Here you go--
"Now no one can tell me I'm too young to know what I'm talking about." --- Gloria Swanson
Please remember: My posts are always about more than they appear to be.
"For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." ... Matthew 6:14,15