I am learning new skills now- mostly hit and miss. I am learning that unless you tether a goat- it tends to wander into the neighbors’s yard and eat his apple tree instead of your wild blackberry bushes. I am learning that riding lawnmowers are extremely stubborn to raise up and change belts on. I am learning that selling my horses years ago now means my pasture grass can grow taller than me and I am 6’ tall. I am learning that paying bills for the first time is a struggle because I am not left-brained, I am right-brained and also bird brained! (Maybe that is why the cats love me so much).
I am learning that if I park my car under a certain tree in the afternoon means that a mama spider decides that laying her live brood on my car and in my car is a brilliant idea! I still get shudders thinking of the afternoon when I opened my car door and it became alive with hundreds to baby spiders scrambling to get out of the way! I grabbed a broom and helped them scramble.
But most of all, I am learning about real friends who help you no matter what. I am learning that praying to God means withdrawing away from all the noise around me and talking to him as I walk about the pasture. I am learning that God is there every day even if I happen to be to numb at the moment to feel him. And I am learning that when people on the street ask how are you doing- they don’t really care but He does.
And I am learning that my cats give me such great comfort both in the day and at night. I am learning that fear needs to be given to God, and Courage comes from Him. I am also learning that although it feels so strange to ask people for money for these cats- He seems to smile on the requests and fills the need. So thank you, all who contributed to the latest plea and forgive me for asking. I just ask on their behalf and not mine-
I found a beautiful version of Psalm 55- the author is unknown.
O God give ear to my plea,
And hide not Thyself from my cry;
O hearken and answer Thou me,
As restless and weary I sigh.
O that I had wings like a dove,
For then I would fly far away
And seek for the rest that I love,
Where trouble no more could dismay.
Nay, soul call on God all the day;
The Lord for the help will appear;
At eve, morn and night humbly pray,
And He thy petition will hear.
Thy burden now cast on the Lord,
And He shall thy weakness sustain;
The righteous who trust in His word
Unmoved shall forever remain.