Thursday, August 31, 2017

THE BEST WAY-FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS

One of the decisions to be made when moving is what to move and what to leave behind.  I left behind a wood trundle bed in #1 Daughter's Guest Room-there might have been a slightly selfish reason since I will need a comfortable bed when I visit.  I have replaced it with a lighter trundle for the children's room in my Louisiana home.  It came disassembled----OH JOY!


Actually I am not put off by a long list of parts and page upon page of instructions on how to assemble.  I rather enjoy the process.  Fodder for my OCD at its best!  I methodically counted parts and sorted them into a logical order and then followed each page of instruction - checking it all off as I finished.  I might say there is a great deal of satisfaction in a job well done.



NOW there is always more than one way to skin a cat!  I am sure I probably could have gotten it all put together sooner or later--even without following the instructions.  There is something extremely satisfying with knowing you did it the right way and there are not extra parts floating around.


So it is with the Great Flood of 2017.  Once the waters recede, the rebuilding will begin.  As I learned last year, there is a system in how this has to be accomplished.  It is best to follow the logical plan for first tearing it all out and then rebuilding.  It is a slow methodical process and to complicate you are one of tens of thousands trying to get it all done.  


It will be a trial of patience, strength, and courage which would try the strongest.  Patience and timing are all important and following the plan.  For now--pray--donate if you can--and wait for the call.  To best help--we should all be patient and wait to follow the instructions.

A wise son hears his father's instruction
Proverbs 13:1

6 comments:

  1. Sadly, it will take time to put right what the floods have destroyed. Buildings and properties may be fixed or replaced but lives will be scarred for ever. We pray for all those affected, and for all those volunteers, like you, waiting in the sidelines to help. Thank you, Lulu, for your good works. God did not wait long to give you a job as soon as you moved to Louisiana.

    God bless.

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    1. I am ready to go- when the time is right, Victor! What a blessing to be His hands and feet!
      Blessings, My Friend!

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  2. As it has already been established, patience is not one of my virtues, smiles. Another thought evoking post, my friend. I hope the rain wasn't too bad where you were, we kept on seeing Shreveport on the Weather Channel, and then Ruston and it sure looked like you got a lot of rain.

    Keeping you in all in prayer.

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    1. It is STILL raining, but NOTHING like they have had in the South! I am high and dry up on a hill.
      Blessings My Friend!

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  3. The flood is of epic proportions. Its tentacles spread wide and touch millions of souls. I'm thinking of all my southern friends often ... and I hope you are safe and well as you settle in.

    Bless you, girl ...

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    1. I am good. The flood is truly unbelievable---even a greater disaster than last year's Louisiana flood. It will be YEARS of recovery!
      Blessings, My Friend!

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Your comments keep my writing and often cause me to think. A written form of a hug or a pat on the back and an occasional slap into reality---I treasure them all!