Lately life feels a little bit like a dot-to-dot activity in a child's coloring book to me!
 Some of the "dots" have included helping with a birthday party for a 9 year old friend,
sdriving the hour trip to spend time with my mother,
offering my advice and admiring the work of my husband as he continues
to fashion and finish projects which I market via a few facebook garage sale pages,
and a recent house and garden walk in a lovely, local neighborhood.
Sometimes I don't have a CLUE what the finished picture is supposed to be.
There doesn't seem to be a pattern to my activities.
They often seem random and unconnected.  
That being the case, I trust the One who holds the picture of the finished product in His mind
and resolve to trust Him as I move on to the NEXT "dot".


  1. That's an interesting way to put it Rebecca, but Oh, so true!


  2. When we look back at the connected dots we can see a picture trail of how we got where we are. :)

  3. Me too! Just living it out, day by day. I'm trying not to get too fussed up over the seemingly irregular pattern. I think your picture is emerging beautifully.

    1. Yeah....once in awhile there is a "seemingly" irregular pattern. It's not always easy for me to to avoid getting "fussed up" over it.

  4. Morning Rebecca,
    I hear ya..........and trusting God is the best thing we can do, cause sometimes life doesn't seem to
    make sense to us, but God can be using us when we don't even know it.
    I remember when my MIL was in a nursing home and I was going there daily, and I had someone pressing me to serve the Lord in a way I just didn't feel like I could because I felt the Lord wanted me at the nursing home, and that was my service. But because of the persons persistence, I remember asking the Lord on the way to the Nursing Home, Lord am I just kidding myself, or am I really being a service to you there??? ( When I look back on it now, I think that was a dumb question but in the
    midst of having a house torn up by a flood and a MIL who had a severe stroke that paralyzed her down one side of her body and could not talk, and a daughter graduating High School, and physical issues myself, my world had been turned upside down, and Iife was very strange and different than what we were used to) so when I got to the nursing home, right away I had one of her aids come to me crying saying her husband was leaving her, and was able to comfort her and pray with her. A few mins. later I ran
    into her therapist in the hallway and said wow, you have lost a lot of weight, and she was thin already, and she told me that while she was on vacation her fiancee broke up with her just leaving a note, and she was crushed, so I was able to comfort and encourage her and we parted laughing, and as I was going out the door a lil lady was sitting in her wheel chair by the door, and she had seen me hug one of Mom's caregivers and she said I saw you over there hugging her and I thought you should be over here hugging me........and I said well, Miss Annie I can sure do that..........and gave her a big hug, and spoke with her a few mins. then
    I walked out the door a happy woman,,,,,,,,,,,, thanking God, cause It was like the Lord said, you are being used here, maybe not every minute of every visit, but your presence here makes a difference.....
    and your presence Rebecca makes a difference where ever you go or whatever you do, cause
    our lives and how we live them are a service to God..............and He has a purpose in it all, and
    altho we sometimes feel like our words, or hugs, or encouragement or our lives don't seem like much, sometimes it is the small things that matter the very most...........

    Hope you have a good dot to dot day................that was a great description by the way!!

    Blessings, Nellie

    Did you get to try the chocolate yet??

    1. I KNOW He has a purpose and am humbled to be a part of it. Clearly He used YOU (and continues to). And YES--the chocolate was delicious. I must find me a local source :)

  5. I like this analogy, Rebecca...this dot-to-dot pathway through life...not knowing what the "big picture" is...just following the dots. One step at a time. Good thoughts!


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)