Back at home, I made dinner. Since Stacia's insistent request last week, I know you all wonder if I'm cooking. I made ranch potato wedges, Baked chicken breasts and garlic bread. This is an easy meal, and EVERYONE eats it.
Seven months ago we were disappointed not to be moving into a base home. We earnestly sought permission to stay on base. We eagerly looked for living close to base. We see now, how God richly blessed us. Nature refreshes me. We've only to leave "little America" and we're out in nature ... in fact .... I can simply walk to the far side of my home and I see fields and horses ..... I do this often and drink in the renewing wonder of God's creation. Seriously, THIS is why I hang laundry. I love the little breaks outside to watch the birds, horses and fields ..... I love the discussions with laundry helpers and on those rare instances when none of them volunteer to help, I love the solitude breaks in nature. So far, they aren't building in the fields behind us.
A stolen van, new ministry role for myself, off-base home, deployment after an International move .... None were in our plans, but each was in God's plan ..... and I'm truly in a great place . I'm walking in the facets of His plan for our lives - with delight. None of this is meant to give the impression that I don't desperately miss Michael or worry about him, I do. However, I take great joy in knowing we are in the hands of a sovereign God. As Mom and Dad taught me years ago when we lived in Southern Mindanao with rebels and martial law ..... "We're always safest in God's will." Most satisfied too, I think.
© 2010 D.R.G.
~ Coram Deo ~
Living all of life before the face of God ...