Monday, December 16, 2013
I will wait to look one more place and then it can be my Christmas present. Another Spark friend suggested I report the loss to Fitbit.com which I may, but they have already replace three and gave me a deal on the fourth.
We began our baking and then I got to leave the house to work at the old house so I didn't have to be around the food.
Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. Luke 17:33
God bless us with open hands - for generosity and for letting go.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Today started off kind of messy with Mom coughing a lot and I thought she wouldn't be able to go to church with us - which means one of us would have to be at home with her. But she recovered after breakfast which was a good thing as DS teaches a Bible class at her church and DH and I had our chorale today.
Let me explain that we are a very small church way out in the country. Our choir has gotten so large that we have had to add seats. It is even larger than the one at our old much larger church in Austin. And we have men and boys that you can actually hear over the ladies. Well our practice have been fraught with illness and absence with about half a choir attending any one practice. But this morning, oh glorious day, everyone showed up joyously. That joy flowed through our less then perfect voices and God was glorified despite our imperfections.
So if that wasn't glory enough, tonight was the youth program. The kids did a "Still Her LIttle Child" in a stick drama. www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2UojeLnllM (One rendition of the song) My friend got a video off YouTube and adapted it to our mixed group ages 6-17. I downloaded the music (after paying for it, of course.) DH painted the dowel rods with phosphorescent paint and set up black lights, and the results were amazing. It was very touching and moved many to tears. Then another church asked our kids to perform this at their church next Sunday night. We followed their drama with a candlelight service and fellowship.
God continues to work miracles with our tiny church. A personal answer to prayer is that DH sings in the choir and participates fully in whatever is asked of him. This has never happened in our 20 years of marriage. In our last church, he couldn't wait for the last amen to bolt for the doors. I have been praying for years that he would become more involved and just realized that HE IS INVOLVED and being used of God in his unique way.
Psalm 86:12 I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.
God bless us with Your Glory so that we may return it to You.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Took Mom to hairdresser this morning with DH. Good thing as she tried to sit down again while walking down the ramp. We took DH to new house and followed him over while he drove the tractor. He moved the creche in place and I added the figures just as it began pouring down rain. Mom put the hooks on the ornaments and I decorated the tree and watched a movie.
I had two long conversations with the phone company and the company through which we list our books. Then a neighbor came to visit and he seems to feel better. On the way home we finished some decorations at the church. So now to rest...
Deuteronony 30:19-20 This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him.
God help us to choose life more abundant.
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