wants to eliminate the storage costs. As always I dig in my heels and say that there is no way that's possible. We have pictures and trinkets and a few other things that are irreplaceable. Sol, in all his tech savvy-ness says we should just scan all the pictures to a disc or a cloud server, because it's safer and we would probably look at them more. He's also said we can just take pictures of things before we give it away and do the same thing with those pictures. Now I am only 33 years old, but I am very old school when it comes to some things and you would think I'm more like 50. Sometimes it takes me a while to come around, and other times I just won't budge. In this case, my husband is right! (yep, I said it) I am in a season of learning to let him be right.
This leads me to my next point. What, from our past, are we still holding on to that we should have just taken a picture of? They might not even be bad things, or hard things. Much like the pictures I have, or my mom's baby shoes. Side note: my mom passed away from cancer before my kids were born. They love hearing about her but they are not going to find any value in her baby shoes. So who am I really holding onto them for? These are things that make me smile, but it could be time to let them go.
What have we taken pictures of that should have just been erased and let go of? Like when we hold grudges, or hold on to old habits even though we know they are destructive. Maybe they are things that we have held onto so tightly and so long that they are stuck. Or maybe it's like when you hold a piece of chocolate to long and the residue is still there in the lines of your skin even after you wash your hands. Maybe we just need a little help to get the rest off, like with a scrub brush. Now that can be lots of things, fasting and prayer, a really hard walk down memory lane (with tears). Maybe it's as easy as just deciding to let go. In my case God is using my husband (as it should be) to help me let go of and clean off the things I should have let go of a long time ago. Like learning how to not shoot down good ideas right away, or that I don't have to be in control of everything just because it makes me uncomfortable. (read scared/nervous)
So take some time over the next week and see if there are things you've "taken pictures of" or are holding onto that should have been let go of or erased, then let me know how I can pray for you. I'd also love to hear your story, so email me or leave it in the comments. This way we can all support, smile, cry and laugh, with each other. Because that's what community is for, and the only way we make thorough life.
2 Samuel 22:47 The Lord Lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Savior!
Websters dictionary defines rambling as: proceeding without a specific goal, purpose or direction; such as wandering about from one place to another or staggering from one subject to another. Rock, however, has several uses: to move back and forth in or as if in a cradle; to rouse to excitement; and my favorite something like a rock in firmness: FOUNDATION, SUPPORT: REFUGE. These two words together perfectly describe our family situation.
Rambling, has two meanings of it's own. First being that it is what our life has been. Even though we may plan, it seems to be a fairly open-ended journey with no set purpose in mind. It also feels like floating haphazardly along with no real direction. Rambling is also a bit of what you are going to get with this blog.
Rock, is perfect in almost every definition of the word, as we look to God to be be our foundation, support and refuge. We are growing in our faith and leaning on Him for all we need, fully dependent on Jesus for his provision. My husband and I are also teaching our children that our nuclear family is where you will find stability. That stability is not found in a house, town, school, or job, as those things are all very fluid and can be dictated by someone else. We are working to show the unity and stability that comes with God and marriage. It works as well that God and the adventure itself rouses a significant level of excitement, both good and not so good, in all the members of our family.
The purpose of this blog is validation and a bit of inspiration. I will be writing about my family's adventures. Living in an RV and traveling full time is sure to produce some fun stories. My business with essential oils and network marketing is a major part of my life right now, so you will get to hear the ups and downs that come this that. Finally, you will hear about how God is speaking to us and working in our lives, because without him, life would be boring. The validation will come in that I know I am not the only person that has my thoughts and feelings or crazy plans. The inspiration will come from God and in watching others' experiences.
So I hope you will join me on the crazy journey as The Rambling Rock rolls through life. Maybe you'll even get to hear perspectives from other members of our family. I look forward to getting to interact with you through comments and email.
Built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.