Is the Grass Always Greener? Part 2


Climbing back into the van, we headed off, realizing we needed to make some progress toward our destination. :) Within a few miles however, we noticed a field "where the buffalo roam" and we just had to stop and observe them for a few minutes.

We were so glad that we took the scenic route instead of the freeway!
Isn't it fun to take a trip where time isn't a huge constraint? Or have you ever done this? I wholeheartedly recommend it! A few miles ahead, we noticed this cow.
Evidently the grass in her field wasn't quite as good as the grass outside the fence.

As we drove carefully closer, we began to think of object lessons that this cow demonstrates.
She reminds us that sometimes our parents or the Lord have put up boundaries for our protection. Why do we always want to experience what's on the other side? Why don't we trust their greater wisdom and ability to see what is better for us?

Elsie is also reminding us that sometimes we compare ourselves to others.
We think if only we had another girl's looks or talents or home or opportunities, then we would be happy and fulfilled and content. But God in His wisdom has given us exactly what is best for us and we can rest content in trusting Him. (2 Corinthians 10:12 ...but they measuring themselves by themselves and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.") Many times other girls' circumstances seem more desirable than our own. But there's a lot of truth in the idea that it's really not our circumstances that matter but rather the way we react to them.
Haven't we all known someone who is joyful and content even though it seems like they really shouldn't be, just looking at the facts?

Stretching after a long trip!

My dear friend Grace and I discussing details of the movie, sharing our hearts and looking over the land together.
Exhausted, we don't drop but climb into our favorite beds! They are really comfortable too!
We slept until the birds began chirping and it was time to start the filming. To be continued...

A quick peak at Tara. I knew you'd want to see her, trying on her cute new apron and preparing herself for her new role as Stephen's wife. Here she stands in Kristen's (sister, for those of you newer to the blog)
"new" house which they have just moved into, after extensive renovations.

5 comments:

Hello Tara and Kelly!

I love the pictures! They are all so beautiful!

Tara said...

We love you four young ladies.
Glad you are enjoying them.
Tara, Kelly and Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the pics. It's nice to see what you have been up too!

~Sarah H.

Anonymous said...

Forgot to mention, the lesson on contentment is so true! The grass may look greener on the other side, but just think God's joy can make the grass on our side look greener!

In Him,
~Sarah H.

Kelly said...

What a good thought Sarah H.
God's joy does make the grass on our side look greener! Kelly

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