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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

God's Love and Sand Burrs

The following post was originally written in November 2010, as part of the Thirty Days of Gratitude Challenge.  I hope when you read it, you will be reminded of how much you are loved.

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I had the most awesome experience yesterday. It was overwhelming and almost too difficult to explain. But I’ll try…..

I have been dieting and because of today’s elections, I had decided to go ahead and fast. I was about 16 hours into my fast, when I had to run errands….which isn’t my cuppatea, at all, especially when I am wanting to stay home, mediate, and pray for our country. So, I decided to take the back roads into town (the scenic route as "honey hunk" calls it) and just savor some alone time.

Let me say, for November 1st, yesterday was beautiful….lots of sunshine, high 60’s to low 70’s. How can you not be in a good mood, when you start November with such a great day weather-wise?

I was thinking of the Thirty Days of Gratitude and just enjoying the solitude (which I don’t get much of) when I started noticing the wild flowers still blooming. The colors ~ purples, oranges, and yellows were brilliant! And all at once, I felt like our Heavenly Father had given me the most gorgeous bouquet! For me?!!!!

I was basking in this little (though not little to me) piece of God’s wonderful GRACE, when I realized how quickly our world could change. Then I came to the realization (within a split second) regardless of the elections, regardless of what man does, God’s WILL, will be DONE! And immediately, such reassuring JOY flooded my soul! And as this feeling washed over me, I was looking across someone’s pasture…at the trees, the colors, the wild flowers, the brilliant sky….just taking it all in with each breath. And I thought, Father, this is so amazing, how can whatever comes next be better?

And in a still small voice,  
God the Father ~ Creator of the Universe,  
whispered, “No stickers.”

You see, the night before, in the middle of the night I got up to get a glass of water. On the way to the kitchen, I had stepped on a sticker, a little sand burr, one of the boys or dh had tracked in from the pasture. I hadn’t told anyone, because by morning I had forgotten. I hadn’t thought about it at all. But HE who knows all things, remembered….

So, this morning, I am Thankful for NO STICKERS! I am overflowing with Gratitude, that God’s LOVE is so Precious toward us!

Alfalfa photo by Karen

May all your sand burrs be changed to wildflowers and all your sorrows changed to joy!


Please join me in praying for rain for Kansas, western Oklahoma and west Texas.


  1. You sweet pea!!!!!!! Loved reading your post. So nice to see Prairie Maid is back. I wish I had more time to come over and see. I hope I will this summer. Still have to find some kind of work.......but not worried......God has our fam in the palm of His hand.

    Love you sweet friend, Linda

  2. Thanks for the reminder to take the scenic route sometimes and to enjoy the quiet time with the Lord as we gaze upon the beauty He has created for us.

    I love those times!


    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  3. Beautiful! And what a sweet blessing at the end! You are a precious gift, Miss Cheryl!


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