Monday, July 20, 2009
Living through a natural disaster, like we did with Katrina, teaches us to never take the simple things of life forgranted. My appreciation for electricity and running water rose dramatically after a week of neither folling the Big K. And we were among the very fortunate who had those things restored quickly. When our water quit working due to a faulty pump on Saturday, I had no idea it would be Monday before it was repaired. Since the folks who provide Parish water (like city or county water for most of you) won't be able to get here until Wednesday, my landlord caved and hired a plumber to repair the pump with a temporary fix. I could have done a happy dance around the pump when the man had it fixed! Thank you, Jesus!!! No wonder water is mentioned so many times throughout Scripture. It's such a maginficient thing!!
I've spent the better part of the last two days with my foot elevated and with my shoe OFF. I'm hoping this will give the wound time to recover. The pain is manageable with Motrin now, thank God. I'm not crying in pain anymore. That's a wonderful thing.
The cable company has installed their home network equipment, so no longer will they be able to tell me it's my router, not their modem, causing my problems. From henceforth, it's all their issue if I lose connection. Accountability is such a good thing, isn't it?
I was sad today to have to back out of one of the few teams I'm on. I found that I was sitting here Sparking instead of doing what needs to be done, and that's not good. I will miss the interactions with the dear folks there, but I'm hoping my emails wil be more manageable now. There are so many teams that sound so wonderful! I want to sample a bunch of them. Maybe in time I will be able to do that.
I'm missing my baby! This is the first time she's been away from me other than one trip to Florida with her dad to see her grandmother last year. I'm sure she's having a great time. Our son has attended the same church camp (for the older teens) several times and his life was greatly impacted. These kids truly experience the presence of God in those evening worship services. It's an awesome time of renewal and revival.
Thank you so much to all of you for being so encouraging, so compassionate... so YOU. You bless me beyond words!!