Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth's rite of Passage? His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone. He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it. He cannot cry out for help to anyone. Once he survives the night, he is a MAN. He cannot tell the other boys of this experience, because each lad must come into manhood on his own. The boy is naturally terrified. He can hear all kinds of noises. Wild beasts must surely be all around him. Maybe even some human might do him harm. The wind blew the grass and earth, and shook his stump, but he sat stoically, never removing the blindfold. It would be the only way he could become a man! Finally, after a horrific night the sun appeared and he removed his blindfold. It was then that he discovered his father sitting on the stump next to him. He had been at watch the entire night, protecting his son from harm. We, too, are never alone. Even when we don't know it, God is watching over us, sitting on the stump beside us. When trouble comes, all we have to do is reach out to Him.







Let's be more aware of all the choices, situations, twists and turns that brought us to this place right here and now. They May Be Miracles.



Monday, June 28, 2010

Hello Friends!

Hi Bloggy Friends!!  I miss visiting your blogs and am looking forward to catching up with you all in the coming days!!  Have been away and will be posting again in the near future.  God bless each of you!!

5 comments:

LibbyLibbyLibbyLibbyLibby said...

Hope your okay and having a wonderful blessed time!

A Peculiar Person said...

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God Bless!

DUSTINE said...

Hi Libby! Thanks for stopping by! Gosh...I've been very busy this summer! I miss visiting all my blog friends so much! When I posted this message I had such good intentions. I hope to reconnect with everyone soon! I have so much to write about...and I know I've missed out on really great reading too! God bless! Dustine

smArtee said...

miss you too ..hopw all is well with you and your family...Peace Love and Joy...!!

Toyin O. said...

Nice looking blog:)