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Let there be water!

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!!
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    You are so right! I have friends who go to impoverished nations to help dig wells so they can have healthy drinking water. One has even developed a filter for these wells that is so lightweight and small that missionaries can carry them in their luggage. The husband was given the exact design of it in a dream. Isn't that something? God is SO good!
    3041 days ago
    I think it is really hard to go without water coming through those pipes. We are so fortunate over in this country to have the luxury of water, indoor running water. I just thank God everyday for that blessing. I will be so happy for you when you get this problem solved and have that blessing again too!!

    Wishing you the best...

    3042 days ago
    You ladies are so wonderful. I sit here and feel so much love and wisdom beaming out from each of you. It is unlike anything I have ever experienced. I weep with the joy of knowing you, of being part of you, of having you woven into the fabric that is me. Thank you for your encouragement and your compassion. Thank you for your love. It is a life-giving, life-changing power.
    3042 days ago
    I am sorry that you needed to back out of some teams, but I understand. My mailbox is often FULL.

    I am sorry that you are dealing with a wound. I too have the one on my leg. It was on fire today hence why I am home today instead of at work. I hope that your's heals quickly. My doctor said that I was having a reaction to chlorine in mine.

    I hope that you are happy in all that you do. Be blessed and be well. -Dawn
    3042 days ago
    My beautiful SPSASIC....(translation spark sister and sister in Christ) I love your kind words and spirit. I read and re read your comments on my SP page and blogs...I know one day we will meet in heaven, and we are going to be bestest of friends...

    Hope you are doing better water wise, and that God is richly blessing you and healing your body!

    I know about groups they suck all the daylight out of you...and then some, but they are so wonderful....

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    3042 days ago
    I know how precious water is to our daily lives and how much we take it for granted. I am thankful yours was restored. Having your daughter away for a while is probably harder on you than it is on her. She will likely appreciate you more on her return and grow in the process. These little separations get us ready for the final separation.
    3042 days ago
    Thank you so much for your words of encouragement! You are going through alot right now too. I hope and pray that the Lord will heal you completely and can be exercising like you would love to be.
    It is so hard to be away from family as am also. Hang in there, God brings us stronger through it all! I am really thankful for everyone here at SP and their support! emoticon
    3042 days ago
    I am glad that your water is restored, that is a terrible thing to lose, my daughter had that a few weeks back and buying water really was a chore.
    Glad your internet will be great too. To reach out as you do to so many is important.
    Your daughter definitely will be impacted at camp, as so many children are, what a wonderful experience.
    I am also praying for your foot to heal again, you have been able to experience so much more since you had the go ahead to exercise, hate to see you missing out on God's callings.
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    You mean so much to me. It is noce to know that I can comme to you with a problem and you will listen. Thanks for the pep talk from God. It clearly put things into perspective about why I am\ here on Spark in the first place. I am still praying for your foot to be healed.
    3043 days ago
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