Saturday, September 26, 2009

On the Road Again!


It is Saturday night, and I am still trying to catch up on all that needs to be completed before my husband and I leave for a week trip into the mountains. I had good intentions to write a devotional for Spiritual Sunday before leaving, but it just is not going to happen.

We are traveling on business to the interior of British Columbia. Instead of a devotional here is another quote from Joyce Rupp to ponder:
"Without some quiet reflection, some solitude and stillness, our inner eyes will eventually be too blurred and weary to discover God in the rushing of our demanding days."

This quote sums up the theme for the last week of my life, in what I read, and experienced!

Please pray for my youngest son Mike, who arrived safely in St. Jean, Quebec today to start a 13 week training program in the Canadian Armed Forces. And for this mother who has had waves of emotions as she releases her baby. My prayer is that Mike will preserve when it gets tough and that he will make lasting friendships.

Pax
Robin

Be sure to check out the inspirational writings at Spiritual Sundays. Thanks to Ginger and Charlotte for hosting this site and encouraging us today to seek the Lord.

15 comments:

Girl in a Glass House said...

I will think of you not just this week but for all the weeks that Mike is training. My son still stands on the edges of signing up ...but the possibility is definately there.

I hope you enjoy your trip despite the ache inside

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Robin,
I will certainly lift your son Mike up before the Lord as he is in training and you as you are adjusting.
What an awesome and very inspiring quote!Thank you for sharing,
Blessings,
Sue

Debbie said...

I LOVED this quote. How very true it is!! I will join you in prayer for your son. I know just how your "mother's heart" feels. Blessings to you, Debbie

enchanting cottage said...

Have a safe trip. I will pray for you and your son.
God Bless,
Ginger

SmilingSally said...

It's hard to turn loose of your baby boy. I'll pray for Mike's mom. I hope you have a beautiful Sunday.

Regina said...

Hi Robin. Nice quote. Have a great time and traveling mercy be yours and for your son.

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Denise said...

Praying for you.

Clif said...

Wonderful quote. Yes, we need quiet time. We need to slow down and meditate on spiritual things. Thanks for posting. Have a wonderful trip. I will pray for your son--and you.

Cathy said...

Have a wonderful trip. Praying for your son's strength, protection and blessings ~ and also for your peace, dear mother.

RCUBEs said...

Praying for a safe travel and with you for your son as he starts a new adventure. God bless.

Charlotte said...

I'm so glad you decided to share this post with us. I hope you have a wonderful trip. I am praying for you and your son. Being a mother I can totally empathize with your feelings.
Blessings,
Charlotte

shopannies said...

terrific post

Alleluiabelle said...

My Precious Friend,

What an inspiring quote. So absolutely true and essential for all of us in our spirtual walk. We need that precious time alone with Him.

Have a great trip and my prayers are being said for your son.

My Love & Blessings,
Alleluiabelle

Robin said...

Hello my friends,

Mike safely arrived in St. Jean. There is 75 people taking the training. It was said that by the end of this week the number will be down to 60. Please pray my son will do well, and do his best, no matter what the results might be. It takes great courage to a least try and do your best! Murray and I are in the centre of B.C. and will be traveling down to the OK Valley in the next 24 hours. I will be visiting a close friend, then we will go to Revelstoke. Thanks for your prayers. Alle, I am praying and give thanks for all that God has done for your family. Rossel, and others who have commented, thank you for your love and encouragement. Clif you are a mentor in the writing process. Love robin

Peter Stone said...

Hi Robin,
Thanks so much for the update you left on my blog. I've been praying everyday, so praise the Lord for programs such as the one you've mentioned.

Loved this post too. Lately I've been spending more time just sitting at Jesus feet, and enjoying His presence. There's no need to speak, just being with Him is enough. Just imagine what heaven's going to be like!

God bless :)