Thursday, June 30, 2011

post #36

For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel; in returning and rest shall ye be saved; in QUIETNESS AND IN CONFIDENCE SHALL BE YOUR STRENGTH.  Isaiah 30:15

When I woke up this morning mom was already opening up the camper. When she went to open the door she said that someone has to come enjoy this with her. The minute I saw it I new I had to take a picture. The closer I got to it the more beautiful it got. It literally took my breath away. I hope you enjoy it too.

Since Carmen put on a picture of a sunrise, I thought I'd go with the same theme and put the picture I took last week of the sunset. That's one thing I love about our house; we get to see the colors of the sun painted across the sky every morning and evening. Only God could create something so amazing. And each time I see it, I feel like God has given me my own personal painting, and I feel loved. It's amazing how God gives us exactly what we need when we need it. Whether it's something big like a job or something little like a sunset....God knows our every need and cares for each one.

P.S. We are going to start trying to publish the blog on Tuesday's from now on. Scheduling has proven too difficult and we haven't been able to get it done on Monday's. We also want to try our hand at picking themes for the pictures we take so if you have any ideas for us, please let us know...would love to get some imput from y'all!

Friday, June 24, 2011

post #35

ah yes! camping! so we're staying at the campground for six weeks till we can get into our house. so far so good. this week there were about five different rv clubs. this one was the most eccentric club. they all looked like they were parents in the seventies and never quite left the seventies behind. :) Indiana is treating us good so far. There are alot of adjustments like the amish community, the fast pace of life, having family around 24/7, and none of those clear south carolina blue sky days and whispering pines. But above all of the things i miss i know this is where we're supposed to be and that is what gives me comfort at the end of the day.

I had a hard time choosing a photo this week. As far as picking the best picture, this is not it. I took one of a spider that was really cool and I got a sunset that was amazing. But this picture brought back such good memories. My dad bought us girls a little 80 suzuki fourwheeler when I was 7. I lived on that thing. I remember Monica and I building a "house" in the pinetree row and one tree over was our "garage" where we parked the fourwheeler. And it was perfect because the branches fell down around it so good that no one could see it. I remember "jumping" the hill in our yard, riding through the trails dad made for us in the "woods" (which was really just a patch of tiny trees) and I remember a few unfortunate wrecks. That little fourwheeler started a love of the wind in my hair, the feel of freedom as I flew down the road and the appriciation for the forest. I haven't been on a fourwheeler for a couple years now, but I can still hear it calling my name. :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Post #34

So this is where we are going. Goshen, Indiana. Otherwise known as Amish Country, USA! Very different from my small town of Due West South Carolina. :) But it's all good. We've got family up there, lots of friends, and last but not least it's right where we're supposed to be. And actually every time we go up to take a load of things it feels more and more like home. So here's to the wonderful  ten years we had in SC and to the future in IN. :) I hope and pray that they are as good as the ones here. :)

When one door of happiness closes, another opens,
but often we look so long at the closed door
that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
- Helen Keller

This quote is a good reminder for me right now. I'm having a hard time not focusing on the tough things in my life; and I have so much more to be thankful for. In the last 2 years, I've learned that happiness is all in our perspective. So, I'm trying really, really hard to keep my focus on the good and happy things in my life.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

post #33

ok so this is not necessarily the best picture taken of us but it's memories. when we started this blog i didn't know how long it would be til we moved. it ended up being over a year long. all the memories shelle, carrie, and i have cleanin, hiking this hill, eating at the cookout, randomly stopping for a pint of ice cream. so i'm thankful not only for the job that God provided for me while we were here but also for the memories and friends i've made along the way.
"Lord, I give up all my plans and purposes, all my own desires and hopes, and accept Thy will for my life. I give myself, my time, my all utterly to Thee to be Thine forever. Fill me and seal me with Thy Holy Spirit. Use me as Thou wilt, send me where Thou wilt, work out Thy whole will in my life at any cost, now and forever." -Betty Scott