Saturday, July 17, 2021



Tiniest bunny I've ever seen
huddled by my garage door July 15th

It's been a pensive time here since my last jubilant post. Circumstances have changed. This precious little bunny rabbit illustrates how I've felt lately. Very small in a huge world with a lot to consider, some of it quite scary.

A problem arose with the financing of my house to be built next door to some of my children. I was given several options to work around the issue, but I just didn't have a peace about any of them, so the best thing to do was to just back out of the whole thing. 

I still have the lot and will decide later what to do about that. It's an investment and I'm not worried about it at all.

I have missed Beloved terribly with all of this, talking to him and relying on him to make the final judgment calls. He was a smart man with a good head on his shoulders. 

In his absence, I am trusting the Lord to show me what to do and I'm trying to get better at recognizing the Lord's leading. 

All things considered, I am in a very good place where I live now. So many things are settled here that would have to be done all over again with a relocation to another part of the state, moving into a new house and all that entails. I am not sure I have the mental and emotional energy to go any further with what that requires.

This graphic was posted on FaceBook recently by one of you. Both it and the bunny snapshot express where my thoughts have been this past week. But with that said, I am at peace with this decision.

He knows our frame; 

He remembers that we are dust.

... But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting

to everlasting upon them that fear Him,

and His righteousness unto children's children.

Psalm 103:14, 17

Until next time,

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. 

Philippians 4:23


  1. Prayers…some decisions don’t always work out…God’s plan…building a house while grieving is a huge undertaking…

  2. Well if you do not feel great about it, then you need to wait until you do. I know it is disappointing but I feel you are making a good decision for right now. Things change, circumstances will navigate these waters, Barbara.

  3. I am so very sorry for this disappointment, Barbara, but I know as you know that God is in control. When there are delays or detours or roadblocks, we know we can trust that God is leading us and protecting us from making decisions that we might regret later. We will be praying with you regarding this situation. Praying that God will give you perfect peace about whatever your next step should be. We can't see the bigger picture that God sees right now, but eventually it will all make sense to you. Praying for your peace of mind and heart in this matter...and it appears you are already there. When we place our trust in God, we know He will never lead us astray. One step at a time, one day at a time. He still has a good plan for you...(Jeremiah 29:11)

  4. The hem of His garment is a good place to hang on. He loves you. Tom saw to it to give you a good new build home in a crazy world. God will walk you through the lonely days. Until I can see you in person my prayers are going up for your days. I truly wish I could drive to Ocala and give you a big hug. You are loved by many and most assuredly by our Father.

  5. Whenever there have been delays or roadblocks in my past, it has always turned out for the better if I simply wait upon the Lord to guide me. You keep holding on to the hem of His garment, Barbara, and don't give up hope!

  6. Oh Barbara, I know that you are disappointed, but in the Lord's time, it will happen. It just isn't time yet. What a precious bunny you featured at the start of your post and a beautiful graphic at the end. Praying for your peace of mind. Thinking of you.

  7. Oh no...and like what Martha said, "Whenever there have been delays or roadblocks in my past, it has always turned out for the better if I simply wait upon the Lord to guide me."---that is true...its all on HIS timing, not ours, but you know that. Keeping in prayer.

  8. Awww...your faith and trust in God is shining bright. It's not easy to have hope deferred, but as you so well know, He is in charge and He will lead. Every little thing is going to be okay. Better than okay. Sending love across the miles...

  9. I agree with Martha, when that one door closes... God is in control and sometimes He just insists that we sit back and wait a bit. It will all work out, I am sure of it. Hang onto that thread!! Love & hugs, dear one! xo

  10. If a person can’t pay cash for a home during retirement years it is not a fiscally wise choice and risky for the lender.

  11. Aww - the bunny is so cute, and God is watching over you as surely as He watches over that little bunny. I'm sorry you are going through this just when all seems to be settled. It's a comfort to know that God sees the whole picture and when He says no, or maybe wait, it's for the best.

  12. Adorable bunny friend. I am praying for you as I know that God will lead. For whatever reasons with the house, His timing is ALWAYS perfect. I have learned this, His ways aren't my ways and his plans aren't my plans. One day at a time sweet Jesus! Praying and sending you hugs. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  13. Glad you are at peace with this latest roadblock. Love the graphic. Sending love and encouragement your way from Washington state!

  14. It always amazes me how the Lord works in mysterious ways to show His will to us, and so I am thankful that the Lord helped you through this difficult decision process. Perhaps in time something else will work out. My prayers are with you, as I can't imagine how difficult it would be to have to make those decisions on your own, without your precious husband. I am sure you do feel like that darling little bunny. Praying that the peace of the Lord continues to comfort your heart in these difficult days of decision making. Blessings and hugs!