Friday, July 26, 2013

The Huckleberry Treasures

We went to look for huckleberries. It was a fun adventure, and it was the first time I have been huckleberry picking. It was fun. Everything about it was good.  I have noticed that huckleberries are a big thing, and lots of people are on the hunt for them. Nothing get in the way of ones bucket of berries!
My kids, especially my son, had fun picking the huckleberries. He likes to eat them on his pancakes in the morning. I think for him, he enjoys being out in the woods, he's a nature kind of guy. My daughter, she thought it was pretty fun, but it wasn't her favorite activity. My friend, she loves it. I will go with her again, and learn more about huckleberries!

When I was looking through the bushes for berries it reminded me of hidden treasures. It was fun to watch my children search around for each berry like they were searching for a treasure, and when they would find an extra big one they would be really excited. I've been thinking about treasure a lot and being valuable because of the women's retreat that is coming up, but also because of some personal stuff that has come up for me.
A friend of mine sent me a text yesterday with a verse. It was Isaiah 43:2-3

When you're in over your head, I'll be there with you.
When you're in rough waters, you will not go down.
When you're between a rock and a hard place, it won't be a dead end-
Because I am God, your personal God, The Holy of Israel, your Savior.
I paid a huge price for you:
all of Egypt, with rich Cush and Seba thrown in!
That's how much you mean to me!
That's how much I love you!

Sometimes I feel like I am in over my head, or I'm caught in rough waters, or between a rock and a hard place.  Sometimes I am challenged with questions of my own value, or I am tired, frustrated, disconnected. But, through all that, I do know that God is God. He is here with me, and He brings the right people at the right times. He does not let His people drown, He leads me out every time. He searches for me, just like I searched for the huckleberries. He searches for me, because I am His treasure. Say That Again, Jesus, You will always search for me.


  1. Nice post. As always, you brought together the beauty of life, Scripture & relationship with God. I'm so glad He made huckleberries & He made you!


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