{never once}

Hello! I’m beginning to think that it is time for me to rename my blog to {snowy tallgrass musings} because yet again, I write to you from a snowy Manhattan! 🙂 Yesterday we got about 12 inches of snow, definitely the most I’ve seen in awhile.

I traveled to Wichita on Monday for work and ended up staying through this morning. After checking the handy dandy KDOT website (a Kansan’s best friend in the Winter), I filled up with gas and was homeward bound. The drive usually takes about two hours, but today it was more like four and half! But you know what, although the roads were making me stress a tad and as crazy as this sounds, I’m actually really thankful that I had that quiet time in the car. This became one of those treasured moments to reflect and just simply think. I’ll be honest, over the past few weeks I have been getting caught up in the craziness of life and have simply bypassed taking the time to reflect and be thankful for all of life’s blessings. As I ventured down the road and this kept weighing on my mind, I turned on some music and a song came on that hit my heart like a ton of bricks. It was the perfect wake up call and reminder. 

The song was Matt Redman’s “Never Once” from his 10,000 reasons album. Man, I can’t think of a song that I needed to hear more than this today. In the chorus, Matt writes “Never once did we ever walk alone. Never once did You leave us on our own”. Wow. God never leaves us on our own. Wether it be driving down snowy roads, sitting at our desk on a busy day or fighting life’s struggles, he is there walking with us. The Bible echoes this message in Psalm 23:4 with “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” There is nothing more comforting and awesome to know that there is ALWAYS someone at our side. I’m feeling so refreshed, humbled and grateful, and thankful for the words of Matt Redman! 

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best, courtney

  

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