I am forever grateful for a God who loves me as I am, but who won’t leave me where I am. Do you ever notice how God just won’t leave well enough alone? Just when we’re comfortable, He says, “Look what I have for you!” Yes, that’s the life with God–always an adventure!
Parker’s friend David spent the night last night, and they tried to round up friends to play ‘jailbreak’, but just couldn’t seem to get everyone here at the same time. Maybe tonight will be a better night. We’re going to the pool with our friends the Troutt’s today. Should be a wonderful day, and the fact that the sun is shining right now is very encouraging.
We have a nest of yellow jackets in the ground in the back yard. Parker got stung when he was mowing the other day, so we’ve purchased some items to help the yellow jackets find a better place to live. What good is a big back yard if you can’t enjoy it?
My friend Lisa isn’t feeling well. We don’t know yet if her cancer is back, but I ask you to pray for her strength–physically and spiritually. I just don’t know a stronger woman in God’s army! My friend Carolyn is expecting a baby in November–she’s 5 years older than I! What a joyful sense of humor God has. Please pray for her, too, and for her family. I can’t imagine the hormonal changes in that house.
The youth group went to Kentucky yesterday to spend the day at Six Flags, but when they got there, the place was closed due to power outages from the storms the night before. The kids ended up going to the zoo. I guess it was ok, but I’ve heard mixed reviews on the day. I think any time your plans are changed without your choosing, it can be frustrating. Maybe this is a good lesson for all of the kids to roll with the punches and look for what God might have that is better than our plan!
Have a wonderful day and remember to spend a few minutes getting to know Jesus today.
Joy is the will which labors, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.~ William Butler Yeats
Whether you think you can or think you can’t you’re right. - Henry Ford
The best way out is always through. ~ Robert Frost
Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. ~ Theodore N. Vail
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall. ~ Oliver Goldsmith
You must be the change you want to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi