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Make Way!

The scriptures and the devotionals that popped up this week
all point the way to our preparation for spring.
Get ready!
Be prepared!
Make way for the new!!
It will come, won’t it?

I am more than ready for our ice (used to be snow) piles
to melt and allow the bulbs to wake up and begin to sprout!

Isaiah 43:16,18-19-

This is what the Lord says,
“Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing…”

But, I do remember those former things!!

These were the last of them from last spring.

I am ready to hang my spring wreath
and I am ready to “Spring Up!”
my clocks tonight in preparation for
Daylight Savings Time.

I am ready to keep that time schedule
all year round to give us more hours of daylight
in our waking hours. How about you?

Get ready for a sunny Sunday!
I am ready for more sunshine.
How about you?

I love it when my friend, Lisa,
sends me photos of her sunrises
above the lake near her home in North Carolina.

I’m ready for a ride on “Lucille”
(our redheaded ATV who is a “Ball”)
into the springtime wildflowers
on our mountain trails around here.

Right now, looks like that’s a couple months away.

This year we won’t have our TazE
(our beloved Boston Terrier
traveled over the Rainbow Bridge
last December. We miss her!)

to keep us company on our rides.
She was sure a great trail companion!

We saw some mighty PURDY sites together on those rides!
Sometimes we’d take the trail all the way over to Pony, Montana,
the cute little town northwest of us where there is a
cute little tavern. We’d meet our other ATV friends there.

So, get ready, my friends.
Make way for the realization of
those dreams once more
when we can take that ride again!

But, will springtime ever come to Montana?

Have faith!
It will!!

Ecclesiastes 3:1-22 

For everything there is a season,
and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born,
and a time to die;
a time to plant,
and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill,
and a time to heal (that’s my time right now);
a time to break down,
and a time to build up;
a time to weep,
a time to laugh (that’s ALWAYS now!);
a time to mourn,
and a time to dance (let’s do!!);
a time to cast away stones,
and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace (let’s do that, too),
and a time to refrain from embracing; …

May your storms diminish
and your sunshine increase;
May your troubles decrease
and your joys abound.

May your eyes clearly see
the beauty all around you.

God bless you, my friends.
Make way for those blessings!
They are coming!
Rest assured!!

Love and Lotsa Hugs,

P.S. My eyes are healing after the cataract surgery last week. Thank you for your prayers. The farsighted vision is bright and clear – beautiful colors. Single lens replacement instead of the multiple variety was my only option. It has to do with the age of these tired 83 year old eyes and the shape they were in. But I’m not complaining. Another follow-up appointment is scheduled in 3 weeks. I’ll keep you posted. Thinking positively!

Comments on: "Make Way!" (29)

  1. Fran McNeill said:

    God bless you and happy birthday Bob! Happy New Year too! Have a great trip!

    • I edited and reblogged this post, Fran. It is as pertinent today as it was when first written. Indeed, we all are more than ready for spring!

  2. What’s your word for 2023? You’re telling us tomorrow? I love the photos! Big hugs to Uncle Billy and Auntie Marge! 🥰❤️😘❤️

  3. My word for 2023 is TRUST as in trust in God!

  4. TRUST sounds like a good word to me! 🙂

  5. Happy New Year Jan!

  6. Happy Birthday to Bob! Love the pics 😊. Thanks for the challenge. I think I will decide what the 5 things are that I will be giving up and what I shall invite into my life this year. I will definitely be clearer on my word for the year then. My word for 2022 was ACTION.

  7. Jan, God continues to bless each of us when we accept and follow His way. I enjoyed reading from the devotional pages. Paul’s exhortation from Philippians 4:13 is on the front of my writing notebook, and it serves as a good starting point for each day.

  8. You sure know how to live. Lovely photos and great incentive to get out there

  9. I am also from Montana. We used to live at Nye, now we are in Laurel. I am also ready for Spring!

  10. Bob in shorts makes me feel chilly

    • Yes, it would be chilly in shorts here today, too… but we’re having a heatwave! It’s 45 degrees. Wow! Two days in a rw above freezing (32). Yay!! Make way… surely these ice mounds will melt before toooo much longer!

  11. Hi Jan,
    I am so glad your eyes are recovering well! Better eyes to see the beauty of nature.
    Great images!

  12. Fran McNeill said:

    Amen to infinity Jan! And here we have another winter storm warning 🫣😖

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