"Don't wish me happiness I don't expect to be happy all the time....It's gotten beyond that somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor. I will need them all." Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Prince Edward Island Lighthouse tapestry

Where does my strength and courage come from? I find it in the words of the sacred, ancient, inspired book.  I never tire of reading it, indeed it's light is - "a lamp to my feet." Psalm 119:105.  In a few weeks, at the end of march I will have been on this east coast island a year. During this last year there have been many challenges- other than the move itself which I already posted about. When I got here within several weeks the barn roof began leaking and I knew the cottage roof wouldn't make it through another winter. I was blessed with being able to find a good carpenter who quickly put on new roofs. Later, when I took off the skirting on the cottage I discovered one end of the cottage was ready to collapse. This was beyond the expertise of the carpenter but again God made a way out and it was fixed within my budget. Still, I had to put the new skirting on the cottage before winter and I didn't have much time and I was working with a handsaw- would I be able to get the task done? The day after I finished -it snowed and the cold, icy winds of november set in. The next month as I watched the snow falling it didn't take me long to learn that the back of the cottage roof does not shed snow. After a significant snowfall I climbed up a ladder and went onto my roof to shovel the snow off. I did get the snow off  but there was a very long minute when I thought I was going to fall but I was given sufficient physical strength and danger was adverted. The rest of the winter I removed the snow using a rake but I was blessed I didn't fall off the ladder I was standing on to use the rake as it was balanced precariously in the snow. His presence is a light to me in the darkest days. His presence is strength to me every day. It's all in the bible- a gift to anyone who will read it and believe.

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7 comments:

  1. Yes he is our strength and comfertor

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  2. West Point Lighthouse. Love it!

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  3. You are right about the Bible and its true words, available to all who choose to read it. I am so glad you did not get injured when clearing snow off the roof, and you made the needed repairs just in time. God's timing is good.

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  4. That is a beautiful work, and testimony, too. God bless and keep you, Ronda.

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  5. You are certainly an inspiration. xo Laura

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  6. Just this morning at church, I was thinking of that same verse. A very large, old Bible sits open on our communion table, and today for the first time a pair of oil candles graced it on either side. I though, "Thy Word ... is a lamp to my feet ... and a light to my path." And the Word, and the lamp, and the other lamp were right there.
    He does provide when we need it, and it reminds us over and over that He is THERE and watching and loving. We are so thankful for our new roof --- this very rainy winter would have been disastrous without it. May He keep and protect you.

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  7. I'm so thankful the Lord has protected you through the difficulties of moving across the country, and trying to take care of a cottage in dire need of repair, and protecting you from falling from the roof! His care and provision never cease to amaze me! Blessings to you sweet friend!

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