Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

Friday, November 25, 2011

He is good

He is so good! All the time!

We drove 10 hours to visit my husbands family for thanksgiving holiday. I always love visiting "northern new york" because it's a very rural experience and I love just taking in the slower pace of life and the extensive farm country. It's so beautiful in its simplicity. People here get what they need not a lot of extras mostly because getting the extras would be an at least three hour drive or a lot of extra shipping fees. I often fanaticize about living there all the time. It would force a simpler way of life and a much more frugal way of life. For perspective - We live in a suburb of a major city where there is a target 20 minutes away in any direction from our home. Up here - There's a target two hours drive in one direction period.

Sometimes though in the slow lane it's easier to more clearly see how He's taking care of it all...

My husband and father in law went hunting on family land and it was successful on the first drive of the second day.

We stayed at a bed and breakfast and were in need of more regular coffee to finish our trip and that very day our host had a dish returned from a potluck with coffee that wasn't hers - they being non coffee drinkers, she offered it to us. Not to mention the wonderful accommodations and conversations.

A special trip to the animal shelter with gramma who works there and extra time in the kitty room upon request of C.

A successful sleepover with poppa and gramma for one, and a second successful sleepover with aunt s and uncle t for the other.

And while everyone else was searching out black Friday deals a drive towards home with minimal traffic. And as we neared a city two hours north of home I for a second worried about finding a place for dinner and a hotel on black friday in an area that is the only place to get shopping done for the area and then deciding after a heart nudge that He had it ... walking right into a restaurant very near a large mall and quickly finding a hotel room for the night.

God is happy to provide if only we ask and then notice His workings and words. May I always hear His call even when it's such a small nudge so easily missed in the business of life.


  1. So glad he returned you safe and sound. Good to hear that the trip was memorable too.

  2. Sounds like you had the most wonderful of all holidays - shared time with family and friends and the great ourdoors.

    I too was upstate NY visiting my brother's family - 7 hours driving each way... a long trip but so worth it!

  3. So great how He is working in your life! Love the post.