Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving with all of your loved ones!
"I will praise the name of God with song, and shall magnify Him with thanksgiving!" Psalm 69:30
Thursday, November 19, 2015
The timing was unfortunate because it happened just a few days after my husband got about $3,000.00 worth of equipment stolen from his job site that was not covered by insurance. My husband also tore his ligament in his knee and was told it required surgery to repair it.
Oh, and this happened:
From my Facebook post: "This was me today in my garage. I'm not kidding. My dog, Blondie, was in the garage looking up at a shelf full of boxes near the window and whining and trying to get up there. After investigating and even sending the cat up there, nothing was revealed. Blondie would not stop. I finally grabbed a box of cleaning supplies from the shelf and set it on the floor and a large bird (bigger than a Robin) flew out! I screamed and it flew up and landed on a wreath I have on the back door. I got the broom and tried to shoo it away outside and guess what.....it landed on my back! Aughhhh! yes, MY BACK!!!! I screamed so loud and ran out to the driveway. I tried to shoo it off of me and it started crawling up my back! Then worst thing that could happen did. It CRAWLED UP INTO MY HAIR! I ran into the front yard and was ready to disrobe, but he finally flew away. Oh my gosh, it was the creepiest thing ever and I think I'm wounded for life! Needless to say, I have a sore throat now from all my screaming and I will never go near a bird like that again. Gross!!!"
Of course I'm laughing at myself with this last one! Any way, life is beautiful, but it also has trials. We truly have so much to be thankful for. I'm thankful that we had money (even though it wiped us out) to cover the pump and we have clean running water. Eric got wonderful news and such an answer to prayer when he went to the ortho surgeon and was told that his knee was getting better and he doesn't need to have the surgery! He never did get the work equipment back, but we are so thankful that it was just equipment and that no one got hurt. We got rid of the fleas and I have not had another bird attack!
God is always with us and I am truly grateful.
“Jesus said to her, ‘Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.’” John 4:13-14
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
"For you make me glad by your deeds, LORD; I sing for joy at what your hands have done." Psalm 92:4
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Three month's ago today my son, Grayson, married his true love, Rachelle. The last time we saw them on August 15th they were doing this....driving away in the get-away car (Jeep)!
And get-away they did! They had a fabulous honeymoon in the Bahamas! They sent these cute photos while they were on their honeymoon. They had a trip of a lifetime!
While the kids were gone, Rachelle's mother, Terri, and her husband, Rick, had a great idea of posting all of the signs from the wedding along the sides of their street leading to their home to greet them home from their trip. I loaded up my signs and met Rick and Terri down there.
As a side note, after church Eric and I went the hardware store and ran into Grayson and Rachelle! It was the first time in the two weeks since they got married that we have seen them and it was so much fun. Also, right at that moment it started pouring down rain and all of us were so happy about it because we were having a drought. It was just one of those magical moments!
here to read about it). It's just one mile away from us, so we are thrilled! The mobile home is very old and needs to be demolished, but they are going to make it livable for now and save their money to build their dream farm house. I am proud of how wise they are with their finances.
"I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. " Ecclesiastes 3:12