Saturday, December 29, 2012

Old Year passing, New Year dawning!

 After 10 years of blogging, pouring out my heart and soul, heading to the missions field, coming back for time away from Dine Bikeyah, and seeing a new path for the future... Who know what these  next 10 years of Traveller Gal?
Thank you everyone  for the wonderful past 10 years!  We have been through alot of ups and downs as this journey has gone forward.

10 years ago, I was 20 years old, single, very ill and depressed.  Today I am nearly 30, married, healthy and stressed, but joyful at last.  So many cities, so many dreams for ministry, and journeys to share....  I cannot wait to share this new adventure with all of you in the day, months, and years to come.

A New Pathway

A journey now lays be for us,
A new way of doing things,
A new day dawning,
A new adventure to embrace...

~  Traveller Gal, out!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas was good...

 After a rough Christmastide, Christmas weekend and day were good.  As gifts go, this year was one of the best in years:  beautiful gray sweeter, awesome Starbucks cocoa gift set, a bike rack to take "Gypsy" bike places on "Stormy" car, heavy winter coat, two dressy western flannel shirts (one green & one turquoise), and a nice pair of snow boots (plus many small items too!).  But even more important were the memories made and those shared.  I am here spending time in KY with my beloved Robby, and with the coming winter storms, will be here longer than originally planed.  ^_^

A thought from Christmas' gone by:
THE LADEN TABLE ~ Irish Christmas Eve Tradition

After the evening meal on Christiams Eve, the Kitchen table was again set, and upon it was placed a loaf of bread filled with raisins and caraway seeds, a milk pitcher, and a large lit candle.  The door of the house would be left unlatched so that Mary and Joseph, or any wandering traveller, could partake of the welcome meal.

Such it was in days of old, and now again we will seek to do that again.  As I have begun prepping for whatever path God has for the future, I began looking over alot of notes and remembering stories from my journey, I wonder where is all this going?

Traveller Gal, out!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas is coming...

Christmas is coming as it does every year...
Shopping, laughter, fun, games, food, family, friends, and all the normal festiveness   Yet this year it is just not the same.  Yes, Jesus is still Lord. Yes, Robby and I are still strongly married.  Yes, I am home helping  my family for a bit while we get housing in order here.... yet a dark cloud still hangs over the air....
Still I try....
Try to find the joy of this season.
Try to find the ray of hope.
Try to remember Him who was born to die for us all.
Try to remember that I too belong to Him.
Try to remember all the blessings He has given...
Even in this time of trials.

So as this night closes and I prepare to sleep, again with Patrick of Ireland I say, "I recline this eve to a might strength, the invocation of the Trinity, through the belief in the Oneness, through confession of the Threeness of the Creator of the Universe!  Amen!"

Traveller Gal, out!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

St. Nicholas Day

 Today is Saint Nicholas Day, in remembrance of Bishop Nikolaos of Myra (part of Lycia).  Nikolaos was a giver, often giving things to those in need without them knowing from who it came.  He often dropped the gifts into drying stockings, from which the later Santa Claus (a miss understanding of the Dutch version of his name) legends would spring.  Nikolaos was present at the Counsel of Niacia and prior to this had been imprisoned for his faith.  He died at the age of 76, and is one of the best remembered early believers outside of the Apostles, and the later Saint Patrick (400's) and Saint Francis (1200-1300's).  I often celibate by giving out surprise gifts, and buying the end of Christmas presents on this day.

While out hunting for gifts, I swung by the thrift store in need of a brown pair of pants my size.  I found them, but I was also blessed with a darling brown version of the owl shown on the left.  I was so pleased, as I love do decorate with owls, but dont have much funding to do so.  ^_^  May happs Nikolaos had it there.  ~_^  But really, I was blessed and thank God for it.

Traveller Gal, out!