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Who or What is your strong tower?

Psalm 61:2-4

From the end of the earth I will cry to You,
When my heart is overwhelmed;
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

For You have been a shelter for me,
A strong tower from the enemy.
I will abide in Your tabernacle forever;
I will trust in the shelter of Your wings.

Proverbs 18:10

The name of the Lord is a strong tower;
The righteous run to it and are safe.

Oh what beautiful words to give us assurance.

My prayer today is that whatever you are using to subside your pain, cover your shame, mend your broken heart; you will cry out to the Lord instead. He is trustworthy and loves you until the end of time.

It’s a lovely Saturday afternoon. The sun is shining and the flowers are blooming. Time to look to the creator instead of these temporary bandaids.

It’s always been a matter of trust,

Susie

 

Exciting News!

I’m back. Tell your friends!

I’ve missed you blog world. It’s been nearly two years since I’ve been on. We are now settled in what I call “The Dunning Mountain Retreat”, we are pearch in the Hualapai Mountains watching the sun set, the clouds crawl over like a dream and the wild life from the darling quail to the big bulky Elk who visit occasionally. We installed fake grass last fall so our grazing friends have moved on to not so green, but tastier pastures.

This is life, this is real so it seems we always have some rumblings to work through.

Browse my past stories, subscribe so you can keep up as we walk through this life together, one story at a time.

Today I was thinking about this quote from the book of Ruth 2:13; “Let me find favor in your sight, my lord; for you have comforted me, and have spoken kindly to your maidservant, though I am not like one of your maidservants.”

I went many years thinking I was not fit to be one of God’s maidservants, He reminds me time and again with His gentle hand how He feels about me, He looks on me with favor, He looks on me with gentleness of a loving Father. No matter the circumstance His tenderness amazes me.

So, who are His maidservants? Who are His friends? Who walks with Him, hand in hand?

John 1:12-13 says; But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

When you know He is knocking on the door, answer it. Receive Him. Welcome Him.

Walking Hand in Hand (sometimes leaning pretty hard),

Susie

Comfortable in Your Own Skin

When we travel I love to meet new people. You know a stranger sits by you on a four hour flight, at a resort where we are staying, the list goes on and on.

Today I met Sarah and John. They are entrepreneurs in the IT industry, they successfully built a business and run it together. Sarah is the organized one and John is the idea guy and visionary.

Sarah and I began a discussion on the differences in women and their personalities and the judgement we all fall victim of at one time or another.

When do you get married? Do you get married? How many children do you have? Do you have children? Do you work outside the home after children? Do you continue to pursue a career? Do you stay home, run it and raise your children? Are you more driven than your husband? Are you introverted, do you get energized by time to yourself? Or are you an extrovert and you need social interaction to get you energized?

Sometimes our choices or the circumstances handed to us make these decisions. What if you can choose freely? No judgement. What if you could succeed at whatever you choose? What would you choose?

We are all so different and created to be great in what ever God created in us.

Here’s my story of how God knows my heart down to the little mundane:

Two weeks ago we were riding in the jeep near our house. There is tons of Basalt rock, basalt comes from a volcano. We know there was a volcano in Flagstaff. I said to Dennis, “There has to be an obsidian flow. Oh I would love to see an obsidian flow.”

Then we went to Oregon;

We went out for dinner the first night and the waiter said, “What are you going to do all weekend?”

Me, “Nothing much, lie around, go for walks, relax.”

Waiter, “There is an obsidian flow up by the lakes you flew over to get here.”

What??

Dennis, “Well, now we will be renting a car and heading there.”IMG_20140608_131806_542 IMG_20140608_124751_851

We drove up the mountain, near lakes. And there it was! DSC00622

This is not black and white photos, this is obsidian (a glass formed when lava cools quickly) and pumice (also from the volcano but gets air bubbles) handily we use it to get the roughness off our heals. ???????????????????????????????

Look at this shiny rock! This is obsidian.DSC00621This is the swirl of hot lava!

I am enamored by God. Oh what a love He has for us.

Smitten~ Susie