Saved By Grace

Saved By Grace

Monday, July 23, 2012

Tuesday: A typical beginning at our Grove getaway. Down to the picnic table for some coffee and deep thinking. :-), Today we started out shorthanded with Kaiser, Tyler, and Preston at the Shangri-La golf course. Max and Ryan Webb rolled me down to the dock. A few hours later, Blake, Bethaney, and Ava Carlisle arrived and brought Haley back. Later that afternoon, the guys headed out for some wake boarding and surfing. I've never experienced surfing, yet, but I think that it will be fun.
Over the years we have experienced many mechanical breakdowns. I can remember 2 flat tires on the on the pontoon trailer, 1-300 hp outboard playing dead all week, a broken windshield, numerous breakdowns on the standup jet skis and WaveRunners, and a few bumps, bruises, and pulled muscles. Many years ago those small problems seemed like mountains, I have personally let a few of those things ruin several days of vacation. Today I know better! Over the years I've learned that "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." I also know that " God causes ALL things to work together for good to those of us who love Him and who are called according to his purpose." What used to look like a mountain, is actually several small problems congregated in one particular place. There is an old saying that I like to use as an illustration for conquering mountains. Question: How do you eat an elephant? Answer: One bite at a time.
This year there were some molehills (small problems), but it really isn't that hard to overcome a molehill. Much love, Dennis