Friday, November 11, 2011


I haven't been on here in a while. I was thinking I'd quit this blog. But then just the other day I looked in on it and was amazed at nice it looked! It even asked, in so many words, to please write something new! I have another new blog at word press called

So, here goes. I have such a fear of hitting a deer with my car in the evenings that I don't drive after supper except when I have to. I'm on a committee that meets once a month in the evening...I go to that. I go to a few other events similar to that one. Otherwise I stay home after supper.

Two times in the same year I did hit a deer. Excuse me, the deer hit me, both times. Once was a few miles down the road from home. The other was way north of Midland on the expressway with a couple of friends. I was driving.

Now when I go out in evening I pray from the time I leave our driveway to where ever I'm going and then back home again. But I've been thinking about this. You see, I'm very paranoid about hitting a deer. I'm sitting very stiff, looking this way and that, sure one is about to pounce on my car. 

I'm also begging God to keep deer from jumping out of the woods into my car. But wait a minute. Yes, I'm begging Him to keep deer away but am I really trusting Him to keep them away?  

I used to be terribly afraid to drive through a storm. My former brother-in-law asked me an interesting question when we were discussing my fear. He suggested that I may have been just intensifying my fear... not really trusting God to protect us or to stop the storm.

Is that what I'm guilty of now? Instead of trusting God to keep deer away from my car, am I intensifying my fear that one is going to jump out in front of me? for thought.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart 
   and lean not on your own understanding; 

In all your ways acknowledge Him 
and he will direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5,6


pondering something said...

Interesting Theory - how were you on the drive home from Ted's? I was surprised you would drive home that late at night. You probably should have just stayed and gone home in the morning.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I used to never be afraid of deer until driving the country road to our present house.

I've had deer come out of the cornfields or forest so fast, I've almost hit them a number of times.

Instead of fear I guess it would be fine to just be cautious through the areas, especially this time of year.

There was a terrible accident on the Indiana Toll Road a couple weeks ago when a van stopped to avoid a deer and was rammed from behind by a semi that could not stop. Seven people were killed immediately.

It reminded me of of what the weatherman on our local channel said. That few people are seriously injured by hitting a deer, most injuries happen because we try to avoid one.