One Way I Will Always Know God is Taking Care of Me

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by drdoolittle, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2010
    NE Indiana
    Someone sent me a message about one of my quotes in my signature, and I thought I'd share what I told her about it.

    Here's the quote: "Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart."

    It's so strange how I came about that quote. It was early spring, and we had just moved to a new town the October before. Our house is way out in the country on a "gravel" road. (I put that in quotes, because there is very little gravel on the road!) Anyway, I was feeling very depressed-----it's isolating out here at times, and I get that way if it's gray out for too long, but I think my hubby and I had had a quarrel on top of that, and paradise wasn't so great at the time. I decided to take the dogs for a walk down our road, and saw something white in the ditch up ahead. I got to where the white thing was, a pulled it out of the mud and weeds----it was a very large coffee cup with that peace quote on it! It completely changed my attitude that day, and whenever I'm feeling down, I think of that quote, or get that mug out and pour myself a big cup of coffee. I wish I knew who had tossed that cup from their vehicle, so I could thank them------god really does have a hand in our daily lives! [​IMG]

    By at the way, that quote is even helping today. Our water went out last-----we have well water, and hubby thinks the pipe in the ground rubbed against some wires, made the wires bare, and that's what's flipping the breaker switch off----so this morning, I had to bring tons of snow inside to melt and heat on the stove so I can water my animals. I'm lucky, though, as hubby knows how to fix the problem.
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  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Its great how little things can be so huge for us in our time of need.

    That's a wonderful story.

    Beauty is all around for those who choose to see it.
  3. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    That is a very nice phrase...I'm going to copy and paste it on my wall on FB if you don't mind.

    Thank you for the wonderful story behind the phrase.
  4. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2010
    NE Indiana
    I don't mind if people copy and paste it------just glad I could share it with everyone!

    By the way, it's true, it takes WAY more snow than you would think to even make one gallon of water! I am so thankful we had that snowstorm----although I'm sure others would disagree with me. [​IMG]
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  5. kfchickenlady

    kfchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    thank you. [​IMG] this quote is very true, and I think the real secret to happiness.
  6. feather and mountain man

    feather and mountain man Corn fed Indiana farmgirl

    Jan 17, 2010
    God bless you! Today tomorrow and always. I love to hear when people put their faith in God and look for the good in their lives.
  7. bigoakhunter

    bigoakhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009

    What a wonderful story. Sometimes our faith can be bolstered by things that happen for reasons known only to the lord. Sounds like you finding that cup that was a Godsend that has carried on in your life!

    May the Lord continue to be a presence in your life,

  8. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

    Apr 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    I have a sign with that saying in my house, that I painted myself after reading that quote years ago. It's a common quote in Buddhist circles, although it is of course universal. Rather ironic that someone would throw that out a window or toss it on the ground, littering, with such a peaceful item. But I'm glad it gives you joy.

    I too live WAY out in the middle of nowhere, on a dirt road, very secluded, and sometimes feel overwhelmed living alone and trying to handle daily life on my own. Little mantras like that really help re-center ourselves.

    Incidentally, the only thing I've ever found on my dirt road are Budweiser cans thrown out of truck windows from the local hicks. But I pick them up and bring them home to throw them away, adding my own little "peace" to the road.

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