Speaking of miles, Joel is putting a few on the car driving to the church he is filling in at twice a week on Sundays and Wednesdays, and it looks like it will continue for February. He enjoys preaching and the people enjoy having him. A win-win situation.
My brother Todd dedicated his coaching to his mom, sister Kay, and me this week at their Paint the gym Pink event. Jeannie, his wife, is a teacher and their school helped paint the gym pink too. Todd is a teacher and also coaches girls varsity basketball. So nice of him and the girls who dedicated their game, too. Pretty cool, right?
Several days ago we had 8 deer in the yard. We had not seen any deer all winter, and that morning 8 came into the yard and the neighbors yard grazing on bushes and actually pawing through the ice on the bird feeder to drink. We stood quietly watching God's creation for quite awhile, but of course we had to take a few pictures!
Deer are to left and next to pine tree
This deer studied us as much as we
Last Sunday we celebrated Joel's 4th Anniversary of his overnight miraculous healing! I made him a southwestern salad he loves plus a pumpkin pie. We reflected on God's goodness and the healing He wants for ALL of us. Such an amazing "suddenly" that changed our lives forever!
"The joy of the Lord is my strength"
It was a year ago we were in Arizona on such a fun adventure that also changed our lives forever. We left a piece of our hearts in Gold Canyon. We don't know why things unfolded as they did for us....but we know God is good, God loves us, He has a purpose for us. Our future and where we lay down our heads to sleep at night is in His hands ~~ where we have placed it. We have surrendered this season to Him, only asking for more of Him. More of His presence, His purpose, His amazing love.
Tonto National Forest near Gold Canyon
Things are a bit crazy here in Iowa with the caucuses going strong in the final days. Ads saturate the TV and the phone seems to ring a lot more. We never watch any ads on TV, as most are about what could be wrong with you and what miracle drug you can take......along with an endless list of side effects. I'm not against medication, I use it when I need to for sure, but I'm weary of it being pushed down our throats by pharma. Okay, did I just say that? Hmmm Anyway, we are watching all the hoopla with fascination and interest from afar......
Tuesday night we held Bible study here, Thursday morning I headed off to Bible Study at Praise church. Friday night we had supper here with friends who are such a blessing. Laughter and reflection are good for the soul!
We have been reading aloud Barry Bennett's book, "Hearing God" this week, I am finishing up a light mystery, and I have watched a few Bethel Church's teachings and a couple of Heidi Baker's too. It is good to fill the soul......What is filling your soul?
Until next time............