Hinds Feet On High Places

March 18, 2009 at 11:27 am 3 comments

Today, our household has officially been hit by the flu.   I started Tamiflu.

And I made a stop by Rural King for some fresh popcorn and coffee, just in case.

I needed to get OUT.

Swung by another hunting/homeware store in town–you can enter those to stores, no hair done, no makeup on–doesn’t really matter who you run into.

I love farming community life.

I really do.


AN UPHILL CLIMB (recommended book):

While driving, I was thinking about how it feels to keep climbing an uphill battle, journey, path…what is it?

While mulling whether it is a battle or just a life journey, or a little too much uphill and a need for some “peaceful plains”, memory of the classic little allegory  “Hinds Feet on High Places” by Hannah Hurnard came to mind.  The book often softs the  journey complaints.  Just a little book a mentor urged me to read in college, compelling us to wait for the glory from the pains, the sicknesses, the “daily-ness”, the “stuff” we face here on earth.

I need to pull it out again and find myself some quote-ables from it.

In the meantime, I’ll be enjoying my Rural King fresh popped movie popcorn and complimentary cup of free coffee.  Thank you very much for the treat!  (And no, I didn’t find the special new recipe box I went in hoping to happen along.)

Entry filed under: Everyday.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kim  |  March 18, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Sorry to hear about the flu…hope all feel better soon.

  • 2. Annie  |  March 18, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    So sorry to hear about the flu…..Just keep it over there!;) I love going to Rural King & U.Lees too. You can find pretty much anything you need there. Did you hear about our Aunt Carol-Jean if FL? She passed away a couple of weeks ago. I wasn’t sure if your dad had told you.
    Hope you all feel better soon!

  • 3. Maggie  |  March 18, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Yes, I took dad to his army therapy apmt. after his surgery the next day and they told me. I was sorry to hear that. Mom sends her condolences as well. Thank you for telling me…sometimes i don’t find out if I don’t run into them. I’m not a huge phone chatter, so I often hear news late…email fits my lifestyle better most days, though it has it’s limits. Dad doesn’t type much!

    I hope you are doing well, I think of you from time to time. I’m sure every passing season has it’s memories ahead for you. I pray you will be filled with peace.

    PS: Enjoyed your comment and hearing from you! I catch up from time to time…I subscribe to your blog through bloglines, so I don’t always comment or show up on the radar, but I’m reading when you post. Keeping up with Kim as well…such a joy.

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