Friday, August 3, 2007

'And God is Good!'

After a summer filled with youth work camps, weddings, 8 ER visits (2 were me and the other 6 were my 2 daughters and 1 grandson), Vacation Bible School, 2 funerals of church members, a cancer doctor visit and 3 visits to the surgeon with one of those to remove a spot from my mastectomy incision, God has blessed us with a peaceful week at a friends home outside of Lubbock Texas.

Our friends are away at camp and they have allowed us to use their 2 story cabin home located on the edge of a canyon. This wonderful place includes a hot tub, 4 wheelers, a pond, an enormous fish aquarium, a big porch, a swing, a baby grand piano and most importantly peace and quiet all around.

We have spent the week riding four wheelers, soaking in the hot tub, watching clouds waltz across the sky, feeding the pond fish, mimicking Chopin with one hand and watching the salt water aquarium life.

Here are some things I have learned this week:

4. It is important to learn how to break before riding a four wheeler.

3. Bugs can land on your eyelashes while traveling at 32 miles an hour.

2. If you don’t lean into your turns on a four wheeler you tend to lose control.

And the most important….

1. I experienced “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.”

We have had a good week and will return home to real life on Saturday. It continues to amaze me how ‘good God is!’

Philippians 4:19 “And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”


Anonymous said...

glad you are back to bloggin, i just got started reading when you went on hiatus.

(blog prophet)

NB said...

I'm glad your week is going well. Summers can get hectic. It's nice to take a break and breathe every now and then.

I like your new picture!

The Preacher's Household: said...

Fun. I do hope if you fished it was out of the pond and not the aquarium.
I'm glad you are having a good week.

the funny thing about blogging is that I have become your sista and Trey's daughter in law. Go figure.

preacherman said...

I bet the bugs landing on your eyelashes at 32 miles an hour hurts pretty bad.
Philippains 4:19 is one of my favorite passages.
God bless.

Monalea said...

Brian, I wasn't sure I would make it back, but I'm glad I did.

nb - I remember a time when summers were a laid back and enjoyable, not full of things to do. I miss those times.

Sista, I'm not telling what I had to fish out of what, and does that make me my own grandpa????

Preacherman - Actually the bugs figured out how to maneuver around my glasses and actually land on my eyelashes. Go figure.


David Kirk said...

Glad you had fun!

Mommysmart said...

So glad that you are back! I missed your funniness!

Anonymous said...

If you're like me than having bugs on your eyelashes is a cause for panic and I'm sure it brought loads of laughs to your friends and family. :)

Glad you're back.