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Monday, March 20 (3:20)

Ephesians: Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine,

I don't know about you, but there are times I tend to put God in a box. By doing so, I limit God. I don't mean to, but there are times when I think God must need a little help, so I try to plan or offer my ideas of how I think things ought to go.

The other day, I was asked if I could simply live in Livingston without working. I've thought about it, and I may live here for a bit and teach fly fishing a few times, because yes, it would be fun to experience Livingston without being tied to the shop. Then there are my pups.

Just yesterday (Sunday), the sun was shining and beautiful. I was thinking of being in the shop should some folks want to do some shopping, but Saturday proved that no one was shopping in our little mall, and after a friend sent a text inviting me for a visit in Bozeman, I closed up shop and went to Bozeman.

My friend reminded me about Headwaters State Park, where the Jefferson, Gallatin, and Missouri Rivers join together just outside of Three Forks. It's quite a sight to behold. The pups and I spent time the rest of the afternoon hiking (on the leash, though many dogs were without) and enjoyed the day.

Yesterday was a day where I didn't have expectations and was open to whatever came my way, often in the form of bald eagles, hawks, mergansers, and mallards. There weren't any fish rising, but God met me at the confluence of those rivers and showed me Her creation. I was wowed! It was so beautiful and peaceful. I had driven by there countless times and had always wanted to stop but didn't.

Staying in Livingston isn't the best situation for the pups. There are neighbor dogs that my dogs can't keep from barking at, and they are destroying my lawn. I want to be in a place where it doesn't matter if I shovel the walk, and the pups can explore their surroundings without being tethered to a leash, or confined to a backyard.

There's no point in looking at places (though I can't help myself) because I know God will provide the best place for me at exactly the right time at exactly the right place. God provided Camino Spice, Livingston, and the pups, and God doesn't make mistakes. Therefore, I will take the limits off of God and let Him guide me to where I'm supposed to be. I know it will be beyond belief!

May we live this day, this first day of spring, in wonder and awe at all God has created without our help, and may we revel in God's limitless, abundant grace.

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