A Hummingbird Doesn’t Need Strong Feet to Fly

Hummingbirds have feet, but they are very small and are used for perching, scratching, and other low key movements.  But a hummingbird doesn’t need strong feet to fly.

I have had several wonderful moments with hummingbirds in the past few years, and I feel that God is using this amazing creation to show me something very important.

In 2015, while I was struggling mightily to walk months after an ankle injury, I was pretty low.  We were on vacation at a lake house, and I was unable to participate in any of the family activities, like going down the stairs to the lake, or boating, or taking a walk.  I told myself it was ok, but it gets you down after months of the same.

I sat there on the porch alone, and a beautiful hummingbird flew and hovered directly in front of my face…..within a foot.  He stayed there for almost a minute.  I felt so amazed and uplifted, and thought about it the rest of the day.

The next day, I was sitting in the same chair, and he came back AGAIN!  And again, hovered and beat his beautiful wings right in front of me.  I knew God was sending me a sign that there is always hope, that there is always something to be excited about, that He is always with me.

Fast forward to Christmas 2019.  I had just had my fourth surgery on the same ankle since 2016.  Feeling a bit low again, as the cycle of injury and surgery seemed unending.  I opened up my present from my son and daughter-in-law…..a hummingbird necklace.  They did not know about my hummingbird experience.  It brought me to tears.  God is the same; He is still with me.  There is always hope.

The hummingbird doesn’t have strong feet, but oh, how he flies.

Praise God.

Love, Lisa

Thanking the Helpers

Counting my blessings this morning.

Husband, Mom, family, who never stop loving and helping.

Friends that give rides and cards and hugs.

Boots that help me walk better.

Music that gets me going.

God who never leaves me or forsakes me.

 

So very thankful for so many blessings.  If you recognize yourself in this list, please know that I appreciate you and love you all so very much.

And if you are helping someone in your life who is having a hard time, (and aren’t we all, in some way or another?) know that you are appreciated.  You are helping to keep them going.

Love, Lisa

 

 

Sea and Sky

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God has placed images all around us to show us how to proceed.

I can look at the ground beneath my feet, the pebbles that trip.

Or I can look at the sea, the sky, the clouds, the blue.

I can look forward in hope of the future, or look longingly backwards toward the past.

I am constantly presented these choices….hope or despair.  Trust or fear.

The sea and the sky are calling me onward.

Love, Lisa

“Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him.  For the Lord is your life.”

-Deuteronomy 30:19b-20a