I have no idea what these horses’ names are—but Rhyme and Reason sounded good to me; as I was scrolling through some photos for this post. I decided on this group. I took most of these with my iPhone. I was reminded of a trip “out” for the day, a few weeks back.
I had had enough. I needed some space. I hardly ever get like this. I love to be around people—especially, my family.
But this day—I just picked up and took off! I’m not sure what exactly was going on—but I just needed a breather. I drove around the lake, went to a few stores—picked up some items that I knew were on sale for a short time; I was out of the house, might as well make some good use of my time, right?
I went to the car wash and washed my car; I also treated myself to a Route 44 ‘CHERRY LIMEADE’ at the near by Sonic…
Went and looked at a little house for sale—WAaaaaaay, on the far side of the lake. Needs work. Much like my own house. I’m not interested in fixing it up. NOT THAT DAY. I have enough on my plate right now.
Some days this is how I feel; like I am carrying an OVER-SIZED LOAD (this picture was lumped in with the day trip pictures, not taken the same day) --Funny thing about this picture—you may not know it—but waaaaay, past the shed, down near the Oak Tree…loping along in the shadows there is a SKUNK!
Pretty funny, considering—the day I took my ‘day trip’…I was feeling pretty stinky. But I digress.
So, I just drove through the countryside,that day—stopping every now and then to take some pictures.
For the most part, the weather was pretty nice. There were cool breezes when I got out to take pictures of the horses, or this BULL…
It was over-cast—but not bad weather.
Then I started heading toward my home—I was prompted on my phone to a weather alert. Severe weather was in our neighborhood. I was thinking about my family. Wondering if there was in-fact, “ping-pong sized” hail being hurled down upon my house. If thunder and lightening was having its way there too.
This is what it looked like near my home—very dark and ominous.
But just down the road from there… This! I decided to stay put ; a safe distance from the storm.
While I waited—I met these two, friendly horses. They came up to the fence to greet me.
…and while I waited I was thinking about my family, I prayed and asked God to watch over them.
Suddenly, things became clearer for me. I was grateful for so much. I was grateful for so little---being so much. I literally waited until the skies cleared and it looked safe to return home—before heading back.
This pond was on the turn off toward home, after the storm had passed. I thought of the 23 Psalm—and the truth behind the words—He leads me beside still waters…
I’ve thought about all the different times GOD has calmed the storm in my life…making a way for me to return home. He is FAITHFUL.
Til next time, Be Blessed!
But SEEK first His Kingdom and His Righteousness; and all these things will be added to you. ~Matthew 6:33