Jeeps and Trees

Sometimes, when you’re out in the Jeep and playing around, you don’t always pay quite close enough attention to where you’re going.

Up a tree

Looks impressive doesn’t it? And I don’t think I could ever manage to do it on purpose. I was just climbing the hill, looking down at a rock on the driver’s side when everybody starts yelling “Stop! Stop!”. So I stop and look up and I’m three feet up the tree. Of course, I have to stay there for the next five minutes while everybody gets their cameras out to take pictures.

Oh, and please note, this happened on private property, with the land owner’s permission (well, maybe not to climb trees, but to cut trails), not on public land.

Perfect Timing

It’s truly amazing the way God provides for us. He always provides what is needed, and always exactly when it is needed. Just like a loving parent provides for their children, God provides for us. Unfortunately (or so it seems to us), His timing isn’t always our timing and He doesn’t necessarily provide our wants, just our needs. Like the children we are though, we want God to do things our way and we want it NOW! Fortunately for us, though, God is a patient parent and ignores our tantrums and provides for us in His timing and in His own way. The hardest thing for us to learn as Christians is to how to wait on Him and then to accept the provision He’s made for us. The key is to always remember that He has made provision for us, we just have to wait on Him.

This all particularly applies to relationships, where it’s especially hard to wait for God’s provision. We want someone to share our lives with, to love, and be loved by, and we want them now! It’s a good thing God is smarter than we are about such things, it’s just too bad we rush things and get into relationships that aren’t what he wants for us. It’s when we are patient and wait on God for that perfect relationship that we can be truly happy in that relationship. Rushing God is never the wise thing to do and always leads to disaster in the end. And unfortunately, when we rush into a relationship, that disaster encompasses two (or more) people instead of just ourselves. But once again, God is good (all the time!) and He can bring us out of a bad relationship and back into what He has for us. It may not be what He originally planned, but it will always be better than what we provide for ourselves.

Sounds about right

Except I would never insult someone’s paperbacks, I’ve too many myself to do that.

You speak eloquently and have seemingly read every book ever published. You are a fountain of endless (sometimes useless) knowledge, and never fail to impress at a party.
What people love: You can answer almost any question people ask, and have thus been nicknamed Jeeves.
What people hate: You constantly correct their
grammar and insult their paperbacks.

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Books and Reading

Susanna Corbett has a post on books and reading that brought back some fond (and not so fond) memories. I was the quintessential bookworm in school, going so far as to read books while riding my bicycle to and from school. I ran into a number of parked cars doing that. In any case, I agree with Susanna, I just can’t understand people who don’t read. I can’t imagine going hours, much less months, without reading a book or at least a magazine.


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