The valley of joy, the valley of troubles, the valley of indecision, the valley of the shadow of death….there are many valleys in this life. But staying very close, looking right into the face of Jesus, is what keeps me going through these many wonderful valleys that we call life. And knowing that we’re headed to the valley of beautiful. Slainte, Lisa
*Photo taken in County Donegal, approaching Glengash Pass, July 2015
It’s easy for me to fear, to worry, to fret, to listen to too many news reports. It’s hard to focus on what will take away that fear. But when I do, it leaves, that sense of foreboding that claws at your insides. When I keep my eyes fixed on Jesus, what is really important, that fear leaves and love remains. Blessings, Lisa
After piling the dried hay into 7 to 8 foot stacks, hayropes would be tied down over them. At the end of the ropes were heavy stones to hold the haystacks down in the wind. You can only imagine what would happen if they were not tied down…hay lost, much hard work and sweat gone to waste, and no food for livestock.
This got me thinking about my life…is it tied down? Am I blowing crazily in the wind, or am I secured to the rock? “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.” (Psalm 18:2) Sometimes life gets crazy, and winds are howling, and it feels like you’re going to blow away. But the Rock that is stronger than me will hold me down and keep me together in my “haystack.” Slainte, Lisa