“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”
Philippians 4:19, 20 (NIV)
Philippians 4:19, 20 (NIV)
I can’t think about Thanksgiving without hearing the song from my childhood playing in my head,
“Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go…”
I doubt anyone’s surprised I only remember the first two lines.
Aside from that being a long time ago, since then I’ve moved around several climates. A lot. Much of that time we rode dune buggies and dirt bikes across the desert and crossed dry ravines.
Today we cross the Columbia River on the Blue Bridge and between the cables of the Hendler Bridge sometimes daily.
So much has changed over the years, but more than ever before, we have so very much to be thankful for – and the promise of more joy in store for the future.
Happy Thanksgiving one and all!
“No power in the sky above or in the earth below — indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:39 (NLT)
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I left the ranch early this morning in search of Red, White and Blue. My drive took me to Columbia Park where the Tri Cities Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the River of Fire show. I hope to watch it from the Blue Bridge – me and a few hundred others. I’ll let you know how that goes.
Have a safe and happy Independence Day All Y’alls!
“So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.” Galatians 5:1 (NLT)
A two year blog anniversary isn’t exactly breaking news. For me it is a considerable milestone. Often I feel like giving up, at least take a break, but writing alone doesn’t afford me a living (yet). Writing completes me. Though blogging comes with more deadlines, I get to set them. Blogging flexes my writing muscles and the community is a marvelous perk I would never have imagined before I discovered the blogosphere.
Months before my target launch date, life took some more unexpected turns. As my deadline drew closer Sister and I grasped the reality that we were on our own. Instead of postponing the launch, I downshifted. Tires smoking, I slid in sideways right under the wire.
After moving two more times Roo’s Ruse met a second milestone, 300 followers. My goal was 100 readers per year.
There’s much one couldn’t initially see in my blog. If we’re grading on a curve I appear normal. I can conduct myself much the same as anybody else, but I actually am more unique than most.
In my mid-twenties professionals diagnosed me with dyslexia. That explained a lot. Some years later a specialist suggested I had bipolar disorder. I had four boys to raise and no “time for that crap.” Two divorces later another specialist did a comprehensive history, more tests and exams. He diagnosed complex trauma (C-PTSD) and traumatic brain injury. Finally. Nailed. It.
I researched every shred of information available to Jane Q. Citizen, worked harder, longer and was more determined than ever before. Over the next few years I eventually realized God wants me to simply do my best and let Him do the rest. He is still faithful.
The hand dealt me wasn’t the best and I made some bad plays. But I’m here today because God lifted me from what some wouldn’t have survived. Aside from occasionally late or lame posts, my uniqueness is not usually obvious. I’m thankful for that.
My guys grew into great men despite their parents, so my history doesn’t concern me much anymore. The stories will be available soon enough.
Today my sites are set on What’s Next.
“…“My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NLT)
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