I received this story via e-mail today. I don’t know it’s origin or even if it is a true story, but, it is a great lesson for all of us to ponder from time to time.
Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth’s rite of Passage? His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone. He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it. He cannot cry out for help to anyone. Once he survives the night, he is a MAN. He cannot tell the other boys of this experience, because each lad must come into manhood on his own. The boy is naturally terrified. He can hear all kinds of noises. Wild beasts must surely be all around him. Maybe even some human might do him harm. The wind blew the grass and earth, and shook his stump, but he sat stoically, never removing the blindfold. It would be the only way he could become a man! Finally, after a horrific night the sun appeared and he removed his blindfold. It was then that he discovered his father sitting on the stump next to him. He had been at watch the entire night, protecting his son from harm. We, too, are never alone. Even when we don’t know it, God is watching over us, sitting on the stump beside us. When trouble comes, all we have to do is reach out to Him.
Moral of the story: Just because you can’t see God, doesn’t mean He is not there. ‘For we walk by faith, not by sight..’
Yeah! Launching our new BlogRadio Show – Moon, Moo and You. Kate Loving Shenck and I will be talking with our guests and sharing their wisdom and our own. Fun, informative and uplifting conversation. Click our picture for more information.
What a thrill! The Insightful Nana has featured the Tate girls on her blog! Here we are — 3 of us over 60 and having fun on the internet. My sister Ohme and I both seriously enjoying Squidoo ! What fun to share our rankings every day and comment on each other’s work! We share ideas for improvement and constantly critique each other – which has made for some pretty good lenses, I think! Stop by and see us and be sure to read the article on Insightful Nana’s blog! Thank you, Kathy! We are so honored!
Sister Betty and I have our own e-book on line. Banish the Blahs and Be Happy! is a book of ideas for beating the blues. If you have ever had a “down” day, you need to take a break and read this one! We are so excited to have our own book on line!
We were a family of four. Three girls and a boy. Way back then, when we were little folks, people seemed to refer to us girls as “the Tate girls”. At this time, we are all over 60! And still, I hear people say “the Tate girls”. Of course, I had to create a lens about that! Everything is a subject for a lens these days!
If you would like to see us all 3, go to The Tate Girls I think you will enjoy visiting with us!
And talking about the Tate family, remember the other week, I told you that my lens about my mom’s Congo Square Recipewon the Charity Virtual Bake sale and Lens of the day? Well that recipe came straight from our treasured family cookbook. So I created another lens about How to Make Your Family Cookbook !
It’s been a family creation weekend. Do stop by for a visit! and leave a note! I love to know you were there — like when you visit someone who is not at home — or back in the old days that’s what you did — leave a note. Thank you!
I am so excited! My squidoo lens http://www.squidoo.com/congo-squares was lens of the day on Monday of this week and it also received a special Squid Angel blessing! What fun!
Congo Squares are simply a cookie that my mama used to make when we were kids. It is squishy, chewy square similar to a brownie, light-colored and filled with chocolate chips and pecans. Hmmmmmmm good! Nothing better with a glass of cold milk or a cup of coffee!
My sister, Nancy, started creating Squidoo lenses in the past couple of weeks, and one of her lenses also received a Squid Angel blessing! http://www.squidoo.com/pendleton-photos The funny thing was we both ended up featured on the Squid Angel diary of this particular angel — at the same time! We don’t even live in the same town! I wonder what the odds are for such a thing to happen!
We both feel very special this week and are so thankful for this support of our efforts!
We went to the fresh vegetable market again this morning. We asked about Mr. Wood, the gentleman who was robbed in our presence. We were told that Mr. Wood was robbed again, same location, same young boy. After the second robbery, Mr. Wood sat in his truck and suffered a massive heart attack. He is in the hospital fighting for his life. Please keep Mr. Wood and his family in your prayers.