A slippery lesson of trust

Who knew my last post Being Alert in the Comfortable, with the tagline, “Even the most  noble can slip,” would be illustrated with my own slip a few days later.

After carefully (still not very skillfully, although improving)  practicing the ice skating elements taught by our coach, I slipped. But not on the ice-rink. Instead, my feet came out from under me while casually walking to my car, the parking lot icy from the warming and cooling temperatures upon the snow.


So, I type with one hand while adorning a cast on my other arm to stabilize a broken wrist. A green cast with a couple of red stripes. At least I match the upcoming festive season.

What’s fascinating is that I was about to take on a life turn, stop on one road and take another. Now I need to wait as if behind a guard rail while the train passes by.

I can pound the steering wheel in frustration, or cry with fear as the changes I hoped to help support my future roll away.


Or I can wait expectantly, trusting.

But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it. Romans 8:25

Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

Adventure On-Hold

My seeking adventures to photograph winter wildlife including owls is now on-hold, too. But I have wanted to learn still photography with indoor lighting…. You may see my new adventure here as soon as next week, God willing! In the meantime, a couple from previous adventures!


17 thoughts on “A slippery lesson of trust

  1. Aww, Lynn. I am so sorry about your slip and broken wrist. It’s discouraging to watch something we anticipated slip out of our grasp. I like your determination to still learn and grow and learn to trust in these unexpected circumstances. I look forward to viewing your indoor photographs! That’s something I want to work on too. I’ll pray for quick healing for you!

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  2. Oh Lynn, I’m so sorry for your broken arm and your disappointment of plans that will have to wait now. I pray God will heal your hurts inside and out! I look forward to learning from your new adventure of indoor lighting. Love and blessings to you!

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  3. Oh no!

    When I was learning to ice skate (in my 40’s!) they suggested I wear wrist guards as a precaution. But you weren’t even on the ice! :/ aargh. I am so sorry. Um…at least your cast is festive, as you said. Ho ho ho.

    I can’t wait to see the still photos. I have a feeling this is a GOOD turn in the road.

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  4. Oh Lynn, what a lot you have going on. I am so sorry to hear of you slipping and being in pain. I pray this unexpected slowing will be a blessing in disguise. Often those closed doors enable something so much better, but it sure does take a lot of surrender to “go”, doesn’t it? Praying this song blesses you today: https://youtu.be/Mqd8MoiCbcI

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  5. NO!! Oh you poor thing!! You are so faithful to trust in His perfect timing with what God has planned for you, but I know how hard it can be to put everything on hold. It’s so frustrating and agonizing to feel stunted, held back from what you thought you were purposed to do. BEEN THERE. Praying God blesses you in this difficult season of healing my friend.

    My girl just got badly injured in a Powder Puff football fundraiser game last night. She dislocated her knee cap and badly bruised her tail bone- possibly tore something in her knee as well- going to doc today. She’s in so much pain and on top of that, mourning the things she can’t do and all the things she dreamed of doing in the coming weeks. This is a perfect thing for her to read. I’ll be sharing it with her soon. I told her that God will work this painful circumstance into something good in her life. He called her to live according to HIS purpose, so He will make this hard fall (literally) a blessing in ways we don’t know yet. He will provide gifts in this, we just have to look for them. I pray you’ll find those gifts He will provide for you as well, my friend.

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    1. Sorry for my late reply on this Christine! I missed it somehow! I pray your daughter heals well and even though feels like a setback, that she sees the blessing in all as well! Thank you for your prayers! So far learned to type well one-handed! 🙂


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