This was devastating at first but I couldn't let a broken table ruin my summer so I shared and idea with my Dad. Within a few days he added plywood to the table frame. We all sifted through family pictures and made a collage on top the wood - it was a beautiful table top of memories for the summer. Sadly, it didn't fair well in the sun and rain. It was a faded and torn but a remembrance of a family time spent.
"Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the Lord has helped us.”
1 Samuel 7:12
We have lake stones around our fire pit and in the flower gardens, or should I say, "We did." Now they reside on top of the pea stones between the deck and the grill. Guess what, I placed a few stones between and thought, "Wow, that looks good." and a couple trips to the lake as a family created this beautiful addition to our back deck and my writing escape.
but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit."
"Whether we see a roadblock or a
bridge depends on our view on life. With a positive outlook, we can turn any obstacle into a stepping stone."
~ Kemmy Nola ~