They say you can never go home again, but as another song says,"You can't always get what you want, but you might get what you need." Here I have found what I need; a simpler way of living. I have found myself within the land so let it begin and end with the land... those who come back to their country roots are in a sense trailblazers. This is my journey to happiness...may it never end.
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
A River Runs through it...sort of
"To everything there is season, and a time to every purpose under heaven". (Ecclesiastes 3:1)
Last year about this time, the county was ablaze with wildfires, the likes of which have never been seen. In Mitchell County, at least four-five homes were lost in one night. The drought situation continued to decimate the landscape, and old-timers were recalling similarities with the drought of the fifties. Record high temperatures continued through-out the summer, crisping everything in sight. Just as promised, however, in Ecclesiastes, there is a time and purpose to everything under heaven. When I go out in our pastures now, I see green in all directions. This "river" is actually the result of a tank's spillway overflowing...Overflowing, another biblical reference"my cup runs over". In this political climate of promises made to the left and to the right, I know the only true promises are the ones God has made. Each of us can reflect upon a time when circumstances were beyond our control, and hopeless, only to see the sun rise again the next day with optimism, foreshadowing the good things to come. What about you? Have you witnessed the beauty of God's promises lately? I would love to hear.