" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???

The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth." Isaiah 40:28

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

Jesus said,
"For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

But if you do not forgive men their sins,
your Father will not forgive your sins." Matthew 6:14,15

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Nice day for a walk !

I woke at 6 a.m. and peeked out my window since I didn't hear any dripping coming from my roof.  Sure enough, it had stayed cold, and added another half-inch to the little bit of snow covering the street when I had gone to bed last night. 

So, I waited until 8 a.m., the time for the office to open where I had the appointment, and I called to be sure that they were indeed open today.  She said, "sure thing",  so I bundled up good and took off !   I left here at 8:10. for a 9:00 appointment, sure that it would take me most of an hour to walk there.  When I arrived there, it was only 8:30 ! 
Praise the LORD, it was such a beautiful walk, with snow falling and no wind.  Then, on the way home, I ran into my brother, John, who was out delivering the mail.  We walked along together for half a block or so, and he told me a great tale he heard recently......

There once was a king who ruled a very large land, and had riches beyond compare.  With people to serve him and meet his every desire, he realized that he still was not content.  Calling in his wisest advisor, he asked how he could find contentment.  The advisor told him that he should search the land for someone who is content, and borrow his coat for a week..........then the king himself would be content.  After a week of searching, the king asked his staff if they had found no man who was content.  The staff said that, oh yes, they had actually found several people who were content.  The king said, "then where is the coat for me to wear?"   His servants answered, "not one of them had a coat !"

A good word for me today !  
Riches do not make one content,
 unless they are the riches in glory laid up for us by our Heavenly Father. 


  1. good morning dotty,

    glad that you've a nice lovely walk. pls keep warm :)

    is that your roof top's "ice lollies" ?? oh, it amazing, we loved it very very much.

  2. Yep, that's icicles coming off of my back porch's roof. This photo is from the January ice and snowfall, though.

  3. Hi Dotty! I am now a follower on your blog! I have a blog too, but am new to blogging so mine doesn't look too exciting and I've only done 2 posts. I love the snow picture!

  4. Love today's photo and background, I am in need of some springtime!
    Great parable, a good word for us all. Glad your walk was so nice, that's great that your brother delivers the mail in your area:)

  5. Thank you for so many things today! The picture, your blog background, your spirit, the story and your heart.

    Bless you sister!


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