Today is shaping up to be a little better than yesterday. Was raining a little bit but sun keeps peaking out now and then.
DH is going to get some produce today at the one pantry. The one we go to on monday is for food items, cans and such. But at the produce on they only give fresh vegtables and fruit. I got so excited last week I was eating Lettuce sandwiches on whole grain bread. YUM, I was just craving fresh vegtables so bad.
They gave us some sugar snap peas which were heavenly. We got some bananas but they were really green. Even today they are still green. ha ha. We put them in a paper bag to help speed the ripening.
Only draw back is the people at the produce one are sort of nasty. Linda has been going there with my DH. She lost her one job. They were really rude on the phone when we called to find out the time. Then when they go there it wasn't open for another 2 hours. Which they failed to tell us over the phone so he had to go back later. They watch you like a hawk. One lady was yell at someone "Only one!" They just make them feel uncomfortable.
Think I am losing some of my memory here. I read this story before but I don't think I posted it. If I did I am sorry. Getting old. ha!
~*~ The Road Of Life ~*~
By: Author Unknown
At first, I saw God as my observer, my judge, keeping track of the things I did wrong; so as to know whether I merited heaven or hell when I die. He was there sort of like a picture of a president. I recognized His picture when I saw it, but I really didn't know Him.
Later on when I met Christ, it seemed as though life was like a bike ride, on a tandem bike, and I noticed that Christ was in the back helping me pedal. I don't recall when he suggested we change places, but life has not been the same since.
When I had control, it was rather boring, and predictable . . . It was the shortest distance between two points. But when He took the lead, He knew the exciting paths to take, up mountains, and through rocky places at breakneck speeds -- it was all I could do to just hang on! At times it seemed like madness. He said: "Pedal!"
And by faith I did, although I worried and was anxious. "Where are you taking me?" He laughed, but no answer, and I started to learn to trust. I forgot my boring life and entered into the adventure.
When I'd say, "I'm scared," He'd lean back and touch my hand. He took me to people that had gifts that I needed. Gifts of healing, acceptance, love, and joy. So many priceless gifts to take on my journey -- my Lord's and mine. Then we were off again. He said, "Give the gifts away -- they're extra baggage now -- there'll be more gifts to come." So I did, I gave them to people we met, and found that in giving I also received, and my burden was lighter.
I didn't trust him at first to be in control of my life. I thought He'd wreck it -- but I discovered he knows how to handle even the roughest roads in my life. Now I'm learning to be quiet and pedal in the strangest places. I'm beginning to enjoy the view, the challenge of the ride, as well as the cool breeze on my face with my delightful constant companion -- Jesus Christ.
When it seems I just can't take anymore, I keep my eyes and faith on Him. He looks at me, with a big smile, and says: ". . . Keep on Pedaling."
Addendum -- Isaiah 41:10 "Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am Your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious hand."