Monday, May 18, 2009


Pondering life and lots of other stuff.

Pondering so many things that it's difficult to sort them out and write about it.

One of the things I've been pondering is this...

The other day I found myself so far off from where I was supposed to be. I was trying to get to my husband's job and was driving down a beautiful highway to get there. This wasn't a main highway, just a two lane road through the country.

Then I came upon what looked like a fatal car crash. Workers and medics had obviously been there for awhile because they had time to set up cones, and an orange sign saying there was an accident ahead. I said a prayer for whoever involved and then turned my car around, not knowing where to go. I called my husband who thought the only way to get around was to go out to the main freeway and around, which would take another hour for sure.

So, I headed out on country roads, without GPS and seriously watching the sun to make sure I was at least continuing to head South.

The sun breaks were coming and going with my mood (I have to add at some point and this is as good as any that I was about to start my period). I was listening to Kari Jobe singing this...

I sing over you My song of peace/Cast all your cares down at My feet/Come
and find your rest in Me

I'll breathe My life inside of you/I'll bear you up on eagle's wings/And
hide you in the shadow of My strength/I'll take you to My quiet waters/I'll
restore your soul/Come rest in Me and be made whole/You're My beloved/You're My Bride/To sing over you is my delight/Come away with me my love

Then I listened to her song "Revelation Song". Here's part of it...

Clothed in rainbows, of living color/Flashes of lightning, rolls of
thunder/Blessing and honor, strength and glory and power be to You the only wise

Holy, Holy, Holy/Is the Lord God Almighty/Who was, and is, and is to
come/With all creation/I sing Praise to the King of Kings/You are my
everything/And I will adore You

Filled with wonder, awestruck wonder/At the mention of your name/Jesus your
name is power/Breath, and living water/Such a marvelous mystery

With that last song I was pondering and praying and asking God where we fall in that. Then on my detour I came upon a big farm with a sign that that "Laodicea Farms". Laodicea was the church in Revelation which was lukewarm. Here's what the Lord said to the church at Laodicea...

"To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of
the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God's creation. I know
your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the
other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you
out of my mouth. You say, 'I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a
thing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and
naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become
rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and
salve to put on your eyes, so you can see. Those whom I love I rebuke and
discipline. So be earnest, and repent. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock.
If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him,
and he with me. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my
throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne. He who has
an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." -Revelation

So now I sit here and ponder, those verses as well as many other things...

On another note, we visited The Outback on Friday with Emma's preschool class. No, not the steakhouse. There is a Christmas Tree/Kangaroo Farm East of Arlington. The kids fed kangaroos, wallaroos, llamas, birds, miniture donkeys, and many other animals. Here is Emma holding a baby wallaroo in a pouch. So cute, agreed?
Also I had to take some shots of this lemur who was just chillin. I thought he was subtly hysterical.


Sasha said...

Oh I've wondered if that would be a fun place to take kiddos... I'm up in Bellingham, and there's not much "fun" around here some days.

I can't believe you posted that Revelation song... I just downloaded it, as I LOVE it, and played it literally five times in a row, in my car this morning. My kids were begging me to stop playing that song. I eventually stopped.

They always play it at Beth Moore Conferences... not sure if you've attended, but I just love it. By the way... Have I mentioned that I love that song? (grin)

Enjoyed your ponderings... Have a great day! It's not raining! yeah.

Jewel said...

If you do go there I will suggest BOOTS. We were told to wear boots but I thought she mean't only if it was raining. Yeah, the animals just walk around and we were vigorously washing my 3 year olds feet and hosing down her crogs later because both were covered in duck poop.

I am a rather new fan of Beth Moore. I have only done a couple of her studies but the more I hear and read the more I love her. I will be sure to catch the next conference in this area:)

That's just crazy about the song! Makes me ponder further because my soul just doesn't sit well with the idea of random coincidences.

Megan said...

Totally LOL'ed at your lemur comment. I love those things! Kyle and I agreed that if it was practical, we'd totally have one or two as pets.

So glad Emma got to hold a baby kangaroo. So fun!


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