Speaking of outside, last Saturday my brother Todd was married to his fiancé Jeannie in their backyard in Southern Minnesota. It was a nice day and it was good to see family again. We enjoyed some great visiting, good food, and fun dancing before heading back home. Our granddaughter Abbi helped Grandma learn the macarana dance and a few others!
Jeannie and Todd with Todd's mom, step-mom and siblings
Dancing.....I am in white jacket
Joel officiating at the ceremony
Joel is preaching again tomorrow, this time at our old church where he served for ten years. That is always fun as we get to see old friends and be back in a place that holds many memories. So far no interim position is available and that is okay. He is enjoying the time off, riding, writing, and "putzing".
Part of that putzing this week included fixing our Grandmother clock. We had a clock made back in the Philippines in 1975 while stationed there in the military, and purchased the insides for the clock from Germany. About 12 years ago it stopped working and with both of us being sick it was not a priority to have it fixed. We decided for our 45th wedding anniversary we would have it restored. Joel researched what was needed, ordered the parts, and planned on using the instructions that came with it to restore our beautiful clock.....but no instructions came with the parts! He eventually found the instructions online and as of last night we are now hearing our clock chime again. Sweet music to our ears!
This week we have stuck around home with daily walks for me and biking riding for Joel. We watched some of the Voices of the Apostles conference in Orlando live stream on Thursday and Friday. Randy Clark and others taught. Something powerful happened behind the scenes for us that I will share on a later date.
We are finishing pastor Paul Teske's book, "Healing For Today". Last Thursday when we were reading it suddenly dawned on Joel that his dyslexia was gone. g.o.n.e. At the healing service in June he went up for prayer for his hearing in one ear, which was restored. He also spoke a "by the way" concerning the dyslexia but it was not until last week while reading that he realized it was gone. I wrote about it here. We are doing a thank you Jesus dance!!
This weekend is a reunion for our Bible College....The Lutheran Bible Institute/Golden Valley Lutheran College which was located in Golden Valley MN, a suburb of the Twin Cities. We both graduated from there in 1968 just a couple weeks before we were married! We would have loved to have gone, but other events kept us from attending. LBI shaped our lives and gave us a foundation of faith we still stand on.
Hope you all had a good week.
Until next time................