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A Turkey In Mukluks?

I love Thanksgiving and every single year I have recurring thoughts of sitting in a horse-drawn sleigh being pulled along a snowy path.  I see myself all snuggled up next to my true love traveling on a path newly insulated by freshly fallen snow and of course, the cold.  Brrr!!  But I'm not worried because my hands are nestled in a muff and my toes are toasty and warm in my fur-lined mukluks.  (yes, I used to have a pair) -- not quite a fashion statement BUT they are warm!

Today I thought about "the path" not the one engraved by a horse-drawn sled but the narrow path engraved in the Word of God.  How many times was I content doing things that appeared to be the way to do them.  I can honestly tell you that when I made those choices they failed for the most part; if not for His mercy and grace.  The Bible makes reference to this in Proverbs 14:12 - "There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death." NKJV.  What seems right has its motivation in self but what is right finds its motivation in God's Word. 

What then is the narrow path?  The narrow path is a life of consecration and holiness where one's singleness of purpose and the only point of their existence is Jesus.  It is finding Him as the only way, His Word as the only direction and His love as the only requirement whereby; honoring God becomes the highest calling. Everything we adore is found in Him.  Each moment that we're awake, and every breath we are privileged to take is dedicated to God.  The way is narrow and few are those who find it (Matthew 7:14) but it can be found.  It may not be the easiest route but it is the path that leads to fullness of life and it is the only course to take for every true Believer in Christ Jesus.

GBY! Barbara :) 

Matthew 7:13-14, Ephesians 4:17-24, John 8:12


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Comment balloon 18 commentsBARBARA RIES • November 20 2008 05:00AM

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 I remember Mukluks....in fact we all had them in my family....Your post reminds me of a news story I heard in the last year...they were supposed to be back on the shelves, but haven't seen them yet...

A Blessed Thanksgiving to you!

Posted by Pat Tasker, Your Milwaukee Metro Area Agent (WI) (Shorewest Realtors) about 9 years ago

Barbara - your opening lines immediately brought to mind Robert Frost's Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.

But I have promises to keep,

And miles to go before I sleep,

And miles to go before I sleep.

Posted by Mike Saunders (Lanier Partners) about 9 years ago

Hi Pat: Yes, they are very warm and they are available in stores -- try Boscov's. Happy Thanksgiving to you also and thanks for the post. GBU! Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) about 9 years ago

Hi Mike:  I like that! Thanks for sharing it and for thanks commenting.  GBU!  Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) about 9 years ago

Barbara:

Thank you for that blessing today. Isn't it fabulous that we can so openly and boldly speak of our Savior on the world wide web.

GBU today and reminds us of His narrow path where we will find true peace and joy.


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Posted by Kelly Willey, Short Sale Agent - Harford County Maryland Real Estate (Long and Foster BEL AIR MARYLAND) about 9 years ago

Hi Kelly:  Wow, I love your art work!  Very cool!  You're very welcome and it is a good thing to live in a country where we can boldly stand for Christ including the Internet. Thanks for your comments.  To Him be the glory. GBU! Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) about 9 years ago

Barbara- I love that song! GBU also and thanks for the post!

Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) about 9 years ago

Sharon: You are very welcome. Thank you for stopping by.  GBU! Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) about 9 years ago

Hello love. Wonderful words from a wonderful person. Thank you for sharing them. Glad to see you here today. Love, C.

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 9 years ago
Barbara...thanks for the post. An uplifting thought for the day. To Augusner...This is a Christian Real Estate Group...What did you expect? But, God must have sent you here for a reason!
Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 9 years ago

Hi Carol: You're very welcome and thanks for your thoughts. I'm glad you stopped by.  GBU!! Barbara :) :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) about 9 years ago

Hi William:  You are welcome and thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your comments and encouragement. The uneccessary comment(s) have been deleted and reported to AR.  GBU!  Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) about 9 years ago

Praise the LORD! What a beautiful reminder that everything we have...everything we are...everything we will ever be...is a GIFT from HIM. We should be so eager to give HIM the praise and glory He deserves.

I am featuring this in Christianity and Real Estate. We ALL need this reminder.

I am also adding you as an associate and subscribing to your blog. I'm looking forward to knowing you. GBU~

Posted by Elizabeth Nieves, Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team (The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group) about 9 years ago

Hi Elizabeth: Thank you for your lovely comments and for visiting the group. Thank you also for the feature in C&RE.  I can hear the joy in your words and the depth of your relationship with Him. GBU and thank you again for stopping by!  Barbara :) 

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) about 9 years ago

It feels so nice just to hang out over here with you guys... Yes, it's true, I'm lurking (LOL).

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 9 years ago

Hi Carol: I'm glad to see you lurking :)  Thank you again for blogging about your little ones, I was both informed and amazed with the task set forth before you.  Have a nice Thanksgiving celebration with your family.  GBU! Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) about 9 years ago

I love that song. I see you snuggled up to your true love too, in all of your writing you are snuggling up to the most beautiful one of all, Jesus. God Bless you.

Bob

Posted by Bob & Bonnie Horning almost 9 years ago
Hi Bob: Thanks for your comments and yes; how can I not love, love, love... my SPECIAL SOMEONE who has been SOoooo very good to me? :) Happy Holidays to you and Bonnie. God bless! Barbara :)
Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) almost 9 years ago

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