Water Under the Bridge

One of my favorite places in the world is actually only about an hour from home! Left Hand Canyon is Northwest of Boulder, Colorado and as you are headed North, is indeed a left handed canyon!

There is a small river/ big creek that runs from the mountains down through the canyon. Yes, Left Hand Creek! Back some years ago there was a rumor of gold being found there in the distant past. Recently, I witnessed modern day Gold Panners trying to find a forgotten nugget or two. It is also a destination for anglers and picnickers alike.

I have many favorite places along the creek. One in particular allows me to sit on a huge rock creekside. Have you ever just sat quietly for hours beside a mountain stream? It’s the next thing to heaven. The constant changing sound of a swift running stream hitting the now smooth rocks is the most peaceful place to be. I have a couple things in particular that I like to do while I am there.

Nature is God’s amazing creation and gift to us to reconnect with Him. He created man, earth and all the world in six days. When I spend time creekside, there’s no way to keep thinking about and analyzing my everyday life. Creation is part of the Creator and listening and watching the water is like answered prayer. I don’t have to do a thing except receive the gift of sanctuary. Some call it Shalom or peace.

My word is sanctuary. My secret place away from the madding crowds and daily race of the would be rats. Water is amazing in its quality to heal physically and emotionally and spiritually! I have things in life like most(some unlike most) that bring the need to get away, forget it all and find sanctuary. I love to sing and write and take hikes in my special place. When I am in creation, I am able to begin again with a fresh start, new beginning and recharged batteries.

When I am in my secret place, it’s all just water under the bridge!

May God Bless You Richly this Day and Always!

Snoweaglejc

 

 

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Venture Into the Unkown

In today’s world it takes every ounce of energy to get us through a day and eventually a week. From morning exercise and breakfast and work. Then errands on the way home. Dinner and a little Facebook, and maybe some cable TV. Then its off to bed to start i all the next day.

Sound all too familiar? Your daily routine may be variations on a theme, but for most working adults it won’t vary too much. Of course if you are of a spiritual nature, then you have devotional time, time in the Word, time in prayer and maybe worship on the way to work.

I have been through some life changing times these last few years. I am a Cancer Survivor of 4 years. I lost my job for almost a year. Due to water damage, I lost  2/3rds of all I owned.I now live in a remodeled condo with no cable by choice.

I have come to understand that only two things in life are constant, God and change. I can count of God to be trustworthy and faithful. Change may not be so kind. It does not seek us out and ask us to participate. It just changes. We adjust or stay stuck in the past. God sees our lives and wishes to see change for our betterment and that of the kingdom of God. We can say “Yes, Lord”or we can stay stuck in our old patterns and ways that don’t work anymore.

What’s the motivation to change? Why go though all the effort? I believe that God’s best is always for us to be learning and growing ever closer to Him. We do that by loosing that things from our past that weigh us down. In addition and most importantly, we need to let Holy Spirit of God lead us and guide us in all truth. As we yield to Him, it is then we will find our answers to the same old status quo od the daily grind.

In relationship with our Heavenly Father is where we find all we need to become free and grow in His love, mercy and ever increasing amazing grace. It is then that we are willing to venture in to the unknown!

May God Bless You Richly this Day and Always!

Snoweaglejc