Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Quiet moments

I miss the wind. It is too hot to sleep and I am sitting on my parents front porch. It hasn't rained since I have been here and it has made the transition easier. I am listening to the the quiet rustling of the trees and it reminds me of what I loved in Wyoming.

"you are amazing." I whisper to the Lord. "you really are."

I am thankful for the breeze and this intimate moment where I am close to the Father.

I have been working hard since I got here. Yesterday I painted the kitchen with my dad and watered the neighbors flowers and fed their cat. Then I showered and got dressed up and went to a formal Knights of Columbus dinner with my dad. It was very important to him and even though I was tired and sore I went. On the way, my dad told me that in 19 years he had never been to one of their formal dinners because something always came up. I knew I was where I was supposed to be. There was a time when the very idea of attending a dinner like this would have been out of the question. Now I understand that love is more important than that.

Long time readers will understand that I have not always had an easy relationship with my mom, and the challenges the Lord has already placed me in since I have been here have reminded me why I usually get along much better with her when I am thousands of miles away. But when I ask the Lord why I am here again the verses that talk about honoring your mother and father come into my mind. Maybe this is what I am supposed to be overcoming after all.

I've had some job interviews but no offers yet. I have a job interview this Thursday for one company and a 2nd job interview for another company but I know the Lord will place me where He wants me to be and in the meantime I'm getting paid for all the odd jobs I'm doing here so I have plenty of money and no bills.

There is more to be done here and I will continue to be busy doing it. It is again time to wait.

Love in Christ
Linda

5 comments:

Ma said...

There was a time when the very idea of attending a dinner like this would have been out of the question. Now I understand that love is more important than that.

Amen:)

Is your Dad Catholic? My father in law just joined the K of C.

wendyworn said...

Hi Ma
Yes, my parents are both Catholic. Regardless of what the internet has to say about it - most Catholics love God according to their understanding. God meets us where we are and He is the one that opens eyes and shuts eyes so its not their fault they don't know any better.

Hope you are doing well!
Linda

Ma said...

I agree about the Catholic thing. My hubby was raised RC and I joined the church back in 2001, but we left in 2007. Since leaving, I have learned a lot about all shades of Christendom and have found that everyone is just doing the best they can. It's so wonderful to know that God loves us anyway, no matter where we are.

Marshall said...

in a quiet moment here, the thought did arrive... "Would Linda be moving in circles, coming back around again to where she has been?"

wendyworn said...

Ma
I totally agree

Marshall
That thought occurs to me too - but the Lord is the director of my steps so if it is His will I travel in circles - so be it.
Linda