Her Dreams

He Will Give Her Beauty For Ashes Isaiah 61:3

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Her Dreams…

He Will Give Her Beauty For Ashes!!!

 

 

 

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 SHOPPING IN BLOWING ROCK

 

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I must have thought I heard somebody say we were going shopping in Blowing Rock! YES!!! Shopping, I love! But, then I thought I heard my brilliant husband say we were going to climb a mountain! Climb a what??? No way, not me, but I will go shopping, is what I thought I heard myself say. I do not climb mountains, bears climb mountains. I shop!!! The next thing I knew, we were climbing a mountain!!!

We left at 10:30 am, and began walking and walking and walking. Did I mention that I hate going into the woods? We kept getting further and further and further from our entrance. It kept getting steeper and steeper and steeper, and harder and harder and harder. My feet hurt, my legs hurt and we still had a loooong way to go!!! We came close to the top, I said, close to the top, and all of a sudden it turned from bad to worse, waaay worse. It looked like somebody had brought in dump truck, upon dump truck, upon dump truck loads of huge rocks and dumped them out for a loooong way. Did I mention I could bearly walk by now? I do not exercise, I do not walk on my tread mill, and here I am climbing this mountain. Did I mention I was mad?

Well now I had to climb these huge rocks, that surely God brought up here in dump trucks!!! Because only God could get to this place with these huge rocks. God has a sense of humor, but I was not humored, as I'm sure He was! To make matters worse, my wonderful, brilliant husband, who brought me to this God forsaken mountain, kept saying, come on baby you are doing great, it's only a little further. Did I mention I was mad? So, now here we go, climbing up these huge rocks. My husband is pushing me up, because I can hardly move by this time, and I am getting angrier by the second. I mean reeely angry, and my husband kept saying you're doing great baby! I wanted to murder him by now for bringing me up here. Also, the ciatic nerve in my leg was really hurting me.

So, we finally got through these rocks, ONLY by the grace of God, and here sits our friend Scott, and two of our children, who also came with us, but went ahead of us. They had already been to the top, and were sitting there waiting on us, on their way back down. DOWN, and we were just at the top of those huge rocks, when my husband say's again come on baby just a few more steps, right Scott. Scott looked at me and chuckled, and then chuckled again. So I said, what is so funny? Scott said you still have a "little" ways to go. By this time the big stick that I had carried with me from the begining of this trail, I wanted to use on my husband! Ever been there? I was there, I mean really to that point!

By now I think I resembled a freight train engine trying to control the steam coming from my ears, because I am in so much pain I can hardly move, much less walk!!! Now, we still had a "little" ways to go. So, we all started walking up the mountain again. When I turned to look, my step daughter, who is usually very happy, but now has daggers going into her dad. This child is fuming with anger, because her dad made her turn around and go back up after she was on her way down!!!.

 Well, we finally make it to the top of the mountain, out of breath and in serious pain! I mean pain, when out of the blue this man who is sitting on this rock on top of the mountain asked,  if we would like a family picture. My  husband turns to me, to relay back to me what the man had said, and I was so angry I said NO!!! That was the last thing I wanted, was a picture with my husband, I was angry, and in pain. So my husband just left it at that, and began talking to this man who told him he was divorcing his wife. Surely I thought, you must have brought your wife up here, and now she is divorcing you!!! I did not only think it, I said it out loud!!! So everybody including the man is hysterically laughing at me, then I suddenly said, because he, (meaning my husband),  is about to get a divorce for bring me up here!!! Now they are all really laughing at me! Glad they all saw the humor in this, because I surely did not!!!

 Finally, I calmed down after sitting, and taking in this breath taking view all around me!  WOW!!! This is amazing! We took beautiful pictures, yes, and family pictures also!

Then I realized my God have mercy, I have to go back down this mountain. By now it is 3:40 almost 4:00 and we know it gets dark by 7:00, we left at 10:30am. Now I am in a panick because from June to September they have had bears, three adults, and a mother with two cubs on the trail. I am scared to death of bears, and I'm in their territory. I'm afraid of bugs, lizzards, frogs, you name it, but bears in the day light is bad enough, but at night!!! Oh my gosh! Well to make a long story short, we made it out at 7:00 that night, barely moving, almost to the point of tears.

We go to the van, climb in, "after" dealing with the push button lock thing, that would not unlock our van doors, and headed back to the log cabin, that is owned by my sister and my brother in-law, who so graciosly invited us to stay with them. They were smart, they walked for one and a half miles and turned around to go back to the cabin. What was I thinking, "hiking" up a mountain?

That was the problem, I was not thinking. But now, a long HOT shower was what I needed. Did I mention there were nine people staying in the cabin who all had to shower? I got back to the cabin, not saying a word, but went inside to take a HOT shower!!! Oh no, there was no hot water!!! The kids used all of the hot water!!! But by the grace of God, I was in the shower, not on top of a mountain. So I took a cold shower, advil, and niquil and went to bed. Everybody felt so bad for me they fed dinner to me in bed.

The next morning my husband got up went to the store and bought me the sweetest card ever, it made me cry, along with gorgeous yellow roses! Guess he wanted to make sure we were still friends, yellow meaning friendship, haha!!! He also promised me a shopping trip, which I am going to hold him to haha!!! Oh yes, and by the way my husband read the back of the mountain hiking map, the "next" day, and the hike was a "STRENUOUS" hike, for serious mountain "HIKERS"!!! Can you believe this? Oh, but in spite of, I have a great husband, and I love him, and thank God for him!

 

This is what I have learned

At times life is much like this mountains path. Very rough, rocky and hard to  walk on. We may wish for all of our paths to be as smooth as a freshly paved road, because we've had more than we can "bear" But our trials are to build our character, so that we may endure and become more Christ like.

They are to teach us that we are to lean on Christ, who is our strength. He said, He will never give us more than we can bear. He wants us to believe that we are more than conqueors through Christ Jesus our Lord. He wants to teach us wisdom, to always stay on His path. We may not see where we are going, but he is our guiding light. But more than anything He wants us to go after the prize ahead. We can make it, because Christ has overcome all the powers of the enemy, and He is cheering us to go on.

We may not like where we are at the moment, but when we feel like giving up, look to God again. Remember, every step of this path is our stepping stone, and God is on our side. So, if God be for you, who can stand against you! Keep your eyes on God and stay focused, even when you feel that you cannot take another step.

When your marriage seems to be failing, cleave to one another and pray, but don't ever give up. God will give you the strength to go through the storm, or tough season. His grace is sufficient, and His power is made perfect in our weaknesses. Remember, storms do pass, and seasons do change.

Hold onto God's unfailing hand, and hold onto you marriage partner. To many couples quit and give up. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord. Two are better than one, and a cord of three strands is not quicky broken.

To bad God did'nt think I could have learned this lesson on flat ground, but I guess He just has a sense of humor, although It took me a little while to be humored as well! 

May God bless you and keep you through all of lifes trials, and trails!  Amen

 

THE CLIMB

FAITH IN OUR GOD AND SAVIOR

CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD

 SHEER DETERMINATION TO GET THERE

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 Blessed is he whose hope is in the Lord,

The maker of heaven and earth, who remains faithful forever

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A New Life!!!

Titus 2:11-14 NIV (Read From Your Bible) A God Honoring Life; A Life Changed By The Power Of God; Enabling Us To Live A Life Pleasing Our Heavenly Father. A Victorious New Life!!! Psalm 86:11 NLT Teach Me, Your Ways O Lord,That I May Live According To Your Truth! Grant Me Purity Of Heart, So That I May Honor You.

A New Hope!!!

Psalm 16:7-11 (Read From Your Bible) Hope For The Hopeless!!! Show Me The Path Where I Should Walk, O Lord; Point Out The Right Road For Me To Follow. Lead Me By Your Truth And Teach Me, For You Are The God Who Saves Me, All Day Long I Put My HOPE In You. Psalm 25:4-5

A New Begining!!!

A Brand New You!!! Psalm 18:20, 22-24 (The Message Bible) God Made My Life Complete When I Placed All The Pieces Before Him... Every Day I Review The Ways He Works; I Try Not To Miss A Trick. I Feel Put Back Together... God Rewrote The Text Of My Life When I Opened The Book Of My Heart To His Eyes.