Showing posts from November 13, 2016

I Did Not Miss a Blessing

Today I am thankful for the blessings that take us by surprise.

The things that we do not plan on doing but God has other plans.

The things that we get dragged into "kicking and screaming"

and find that we enjoy it way more than we ever thought we would.

Bible quizzing is one of those blessings for me.

I never planned on being involved in this.

I started coaching because of my daughter's encouragement.

I love it!!!

It's always a blast,

I never am sure exactly how a practice will go, but it will always be interesting.

Thank you, God, that I didn't miss this blessing.

These kids are full of fun and laughter.

Visiting with a friend is another blessing that I have not missed.

Their stories excitement at seeing you make it all worth while.

or baking with three young girls.

This lady  had three young girls over to her house

because one asked how she made apple pie,

and one girl turned into three.

My daughter still talks about that and  so does the lady.


I'll Have Some Water, Please

Over the summer, Our community had a water main break leaving us without water for the better part of a week.  We learned, first hand, what it was like to not have

~  clean water to drink
~ being able to wash your clothes in clean water
~ clean water to cook with
~washing your hair
~ water for cleaning a stove, or a table
~ baths
~ water for flushing a toilet
It was a bother, everyone was scrambling to buy bottled water.  
But we had hope.  We were reasonably sure that they would get the breaks fixed and we would , once more, have clean water to drink.
but there are countries in Africa, 
in Mexico
and other places that also do not have clean drinking water.
However, they do not have hope of having clean water in a few days;
They can not go out and buy water,
so they drink dirty, muddy water like this.

The people in these countries would love to have fresh water
but they don't.
So they share drinking water with the local animals,
Drinking water that you and I would never consider a…