We took a short vacation last week to the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Sorry to say it was very disappointing. The Norfolk traffic is always a mess. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel is highly overpriced, and the return trip cost us more because it was on the weekend. Out on the Eastern Shore there was no access to the ocean and the only place you could get to the bay (without paying) was at Cape Charles. It looked like a nice beach and pier, but it was raining so we didn’t stay there long. We stayed in Exmore, did a little shopping, and ate out. I prefer the Outer Banks in North Carolina, but I keep thinking that we have everything we want right at home. All we need to do is unplug the telephone. God has blessed us with a wonderful place to live!
Well, we had a memorial service for another person who had known me my whole life. I really thought about my mother since it was Mother’s Day weekend. She died last year. My mom and friend are in Christ. Romans 14:7-9 says that it doesn’t matter if you are dead or alive when you are in Christ. My confidence is in Christ Jesus in all things!
It looks like we will have plenty of money later this summer. Badona’s money tree plants are loaded with blossoms! It takes months for the “coins” to develop. Enjoy the spring. Striper season will be coming in soon! Life in Christ is great!
We were fishing the other day when a lady came up to Johnny and me and asked, “Are you happy?” I told her, “My retirement years are the best—no one rushing me or pushing me to get work out. And being in Christ is the best life. This type of life is the best even if you don’t catch a fish.” Just then I had a fish on. Life just got better! I had to walk the shad off the boat dock to the bank to get it in and not hurt it. Then I released it.
I left her and Johnny talking. I saw her give Johnny something that he went and put in his truck. Another man said to him sarcastically, “Did you get saved?” Johnny answered that I saved him. But we all know that Jesus saves and the invite is always there!
Where are the butterflies? Badona’s lilac bush has been blooming for days. It is usually covered with butterflies. They are drawn to the fragrant blossoms, but not this year. Something has changed. Maybe the strong winds we’ve been having have kept them away. I sure miss seeing them. I haven’t seen too many bees, either. Are the crops going to get pollinated?
Winter is losing her grip and warmer weather is coming! I’m thinking we can save money on the electric bill, but Rappahannock Electric Cooperative just raised their rates! I’m glad we invested in God’s economy.
When we first moved to King William County 32 years ago, our road was a dirt road and we were zoned agricultural. There even was a pig farm down the road a short ways. We enjoyed the country life, but other people moved in and several new roads have been built off our road. The new people want to bring the city with them. Now we are zoned residential and taxes have gone up. I miss the life we once had. Noisy trucks and pizza deliveries go up and down our road all the time. We even have to wait to get out of the driveway. There is an even longer wait to get onto Rt. 360. I’m sure glad things here are only temporary. Trust in the Lord not in the world’s economics. Who would want to buy or sell here compared to a new heaven and a new earth with Jesus returns!