Yellow Is Not Red

Yellow and red are two very different colors. They also have two very different meanings when driving. Yellow means to slow down, take caution, proceed when safe. Red means to come to a complete and full stop.

Too many times in my life, I have come to a yellow light, a temporary roadblock, and I let it completely stop me. Something in my life that should only briefly curtail me, derails me.

Yellow is not red. Proceed when the way is clear.

As my morning inspiration, I include a video of little Timmy from Donegal Donkey Sanctuary in Ireland, which I have shared before.. He was born with two severely deformed back legs, but now, due to wonderful care and vet expertise, good hoof orthotics, and lots of God’s grace, he is four years old and doing wonderfully. Timmy didn’t let the yellows in his life derail him. He is full out green.❤

Yellow is not red. Love, Lisa

P.S. If you feel so inclined, http://www.donegaldonkeysanc.com is a wonderful place of healing and rest for neglected and abandoned donkeys. We “adopted” Timmy this year, and I know they would appreciate any help you could give them during this challenging Covid season..

Running the Race

 

Running on a field at Trinity College

Running on a field at Trinity College

“But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”  ~Philippians 3:13b-14

There are always hard things in life.  Things to face, things to conquer, things to forget.  So this verse always helps me a lot in trying to forget, in helping me to face challenges.  Life is a race, and I’m so excited that I’m heading towards Jesus at the finish line.  He’s standing there behind the ribbon, waiting, loving, helping me along all the way.  And as I run (walk, limp, hop) towards that finish, I am so hopeful.  Because this world sees things as winning versus losing, but Jesus sees my heart.  🙂  Blessings, Lisa

Hill or Mountain

Sometimes when I look at something that’s ahead of me, whether it’s a literal mountain hike or one of life’s other hurdles, it looks huge.  Gigantuan and overwhelming.  But if I can just start, just put one foot in front of the other and begin, little by little it usually gets done.  And then looking back later, I realize it really was more of a hill and I shouldn’t have had the big freak out.  🙂  Here are some of our favorite hills/mountains that we have tackled.  Step by step.  Blessings, Lisa

“It’s not a hill, it’s a mountain, as you start out the climb…” (U2, I’ll Go Crazy, NLOTH)

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Carrantuohill, County Kerry, Ireland

“And step by step, You’ll lead me, and I will follow You all of my days.”  (Rich Mullins, Step by Step, The World As Best As I Can Remember)

Bray Head Trail, Valentia Island, Ireland

Bray Head Trail, Valentia Island, Ireland