Some of you might already know where I am going with this. Anyone who has had to drive from Cascade to McCall and back again will have the same wish. The Frost Heaves are vicious this winter and not only are they huge (so huge in fact that they make shadows on the road) there is a plethora of them all along the drive! It is bad enough in a car! But to truly experience them you must ride in a bus!!! It is crazy!!! It is so bad that we, none of us passengers, even say anything about it anymore. One bus driver, about a month ago, made the disclaimer that there are too many to slow down for them anymore. (In years past that is what they would do. I would think, why is the bus slowing down, and then realize the driver was being nice and preventing us from bumping too hard over a frost heave.) BUT NOT THIS WINTER!!! Trust me, I get it! The drive would take twice as long if they slowed down for every heave. Therefore, we rattle along risking broken backs and chipped teeth and anyone who wears the seatbelt has bruising from the strap. Some people, in particularly bad spots, just hang on to the ceiling bar suspending their bodies like sides of beef on meat hooks in the cooler. It has been next to impossible to squeeze in a little snooze because you risk bashing the back of your head against the hard plastic head rests. At times you have to even put down the book you are trying to read because the words are moving all over the place. There is one guy who is the father of three young children, he usually sits in the very back seat so that he is left alone to catch up on his sleep, but as you know the bumps are always worse the farther back you go so he has been forced to move up. He sat across from me the other day and we ended up having a profound conversation about child birth. It was crazy. When I got off the bus and stumbled to my vehicle I thought to myself “I can’t believe a guy just got asked me if I had had an episiotomy!!!!” It’s proof that those heaves are rattling our brains.
It makes me wonder if there will be frost heaves in heaven. I doubt that golden streets will be immune to frost – oh wait – there will be frost heaves in the OTHER place for sure!!
The road to McCall
Morning View from Bus
vs 12 Who else has held the oceans in His hands? Who measured off the heavens with His fingers? Who else knows the weight of the earth or has weighed the mountains and hills on a scale?…
vs 28 and 29 Hear This! Understand This! The Lord God is EVERLASTING, He created the whole earth! He never grows weak or weary and no one can measure the depths of His understanding! …
vs 31 Those who TRUST in the Lord will find strength, they will soar high on wings like an eagle. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
SO… when the times come, times we all have, when I feel that God does not care, or understand, that He just doesn’t want to give me what I think I deserve, and such thoughts as these only makes me weary, and faint and ashamed of myself because of my lack of trust… THEN I just need to go back to vs 12, 28,29 and several verses in between and I am reminded that it is not about me or my circumstances. My only hope is to take my eyes off myself and my struggles and try to grasp the truth of God’s immeasurable wisdom and love for me, for us, and it is there that I begin to move back into the position of trust.
The Homestead at Winter’s Gloaming
Things are starting to emerge out of the snow!
May you begin or continue to grasp the greatness of God so that you can also begin or continue to walk in trust! We are all at our own spot in the road!
I had a very sad thing happen. I somehow lost most of my pictures from last year. They’re gone!!!!! There were some Herrmann family reunion pictures, birthday pictures, more cute dog pictures, some other holiday pics and much more and I can’t find them. I am sick at heart. So, to prevent further loss I am downloading a few pics I do have in chronological order. Lesson learned — only I am not sure just how it happened. Here’s what I have:
Easter Sunday 2016
Mother’s Day in Missoula 2016
Siblings and two spouses
The whole Meyer family! Minus only a few!
Later in the summer:
We all met up at a water park and then went out for dinner!
Older cousins, just missing one older girlie!
The other two – one hungry one sleepy!
The grown ups
Thanksgiving Day 2016
Saturday after Thanksgiving – Get Christmas Trees Day
Our Eight Grands all lined up! Tally, Zeke, Hudson, Paisley, Ava, Malia holding Miles and Ezra!!
Caleb Meyer Family Dec 2017
Christmas 2016 at the Berndt home in Twin Falls
Be smart and take care of your pics!!