IN GOD WE TRUST ...LIBERTY...Liberty, In God we trust, really? Do we really trust Him? Do we have His liberty? Ironic. I took this picture for a possible entry in a photographic exhibit. I just wanted to show the size and the delicacy of the Lily of the Valley. What struck me though when I downloaded the pictures, was not that fact, but the words that jumped out at me. I know that they, of course, had special meaning for our country so many years ago. But what struck me this time was their meaning for me in my life now, and their meaning for my loved one's lives. Do I trust in God? Yes. At all times? No, if I'm honest, and it is my purpose to be honest here. That doesn't mean that I will tell you everything! But, when and what I do say, I'm striving to be honest. Life is hard. In the words of an aquaintance I saw recently, "Life is Messy". Ain't that the truth!! Life is painful. Sometimes, it just plain stinks! I have been struggling lately, BIG time. Depression, anxiety, ect...As my sweet Sister-in-law says ( when she doesn't want to complain...) Blah...Blah,blah,blah!! And, not only that, but there have been some hugh things happening with loved ones of mine...struggles, troubles, hurts and injustices. So, I ask "Why?", and I know you do too! And I think its normal to ask, but do we ask in "trust"? Knowing that He wants the best for us? "For I know the plans I have for you declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you HOPE and a future." Jere 29:11 More later, just wanted to get us thinking...theres a connection here... with the trusting and the letting go and the beleiving that I/we don't have to figure it all out...thats where the liberty comes in...IN GOD WE TRUST...LIBERTY !!! Oh, and a penny for your thoughts please!