Cannot wait to get big bear hugs from Will (the hippy) and from Case.
Praying for blessings on your last day in Peru boys.
Praying also for safety and a pleasant flight home.
Then...in a few weeks we will welcome Thor home, seen here with one of our favorite people in the world. Caleb Henderson. Camp Blue Haven has blessed this boy so much this summer.
So, we are very ready to go somewhere like this and have hours to talk about the adventures of the summer. Something so wonderful about the prospect of all members of our little family under one roof having lots of time to reflect and talk and laugh and enjoy each other's company.
God You are good.
I thank you ahead of time!
I am so thankful for my husband for many reasons, but the one I want to visit shortly about today is how blessed I have been to have his example all these years of daily Bible study. He is an early riser and there have been very few mornings of our married life that he has not been up and in the Word. He reads and then journals thoughts and scriptures and then talks to God. He also reads other powerful books that point to God and to Godly leadership and good life.
He has about 20 years of daily bible reading journals that he can look back on and remember hard times and good times and he can see how God has moved in and through and with us. He sees how God has answered prayers, not answered prayers and how He made us wait on Him for long periods of time, usually to teach us something. One of his favorite quotes is: "Readers are leaders". I believe that after watching him grow all these years. Rooted deep and strong in his heart is first and foremost the Word of God.
Hey friends! Good to be back and hope to be more consistent blogging from now on. My grandmother-ing schedule is a little different this semester and will give me more big chunks of time to return to some things I have let go and visit some things I would like to learn and do.
By the way, to my heart's delight we just got back from a delightful trip to the ocean or the "big water" as our granddaughter calls it. I will blog about that soon.
In the last week I have heard two lessons on the same scripture and feel very convicted that God is highlighting something I need to work on and ponder. I have read this verse numerous times in the past but two different people talked this week about examining what it actually means to deny yourself for God.
Matthew 16:24-2624 Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.25 For whoever would save his lifewill lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake wil…
This pic above was me. Not the girl, but the guy. My husband was the one who would get agitated with me again and again. We have been pretty upfront about no phones while eating together, during worship, when visiting with guests, while driving, etc. but outside of those times I did not have much self control.
Facebook was the draw most of the time. Instagram and Twitter were interesting but not like zoning out of the present and into facebook. (Notice I refuse to capitalize facebook when I don't have to. Can't give it that power. wink. wink.) Truly though, it was running my world but I just would not admit it and really did not even notice what it was doing. I enjoyed keeping up with friends, reading foodie posts, getting health tips and getting outraged at political stuff. (No, not really.) I started to feed on the sensationalism and crazy stories and noticed I would be upset about things that "might" happen and alarmed at all the political speak. Even though I…