As you can well imagine, I have been doing a lot of thinking about the fire and I have a testimony to share. I’ve been thinking about how the engine kept exploding and spewing out molten stuff as it burned. If it had done that while the truck was still attached to the RV, the RV could have caught fire. If it had happened while Mark was down in front of it trying to get the truck unhitched from the RV, it could have been much, much worse. God is good!
Mark and I had just crossed the border into Utah and been driving on Highway I-80W when a bunch of cars started honking at us as they drove by. I asked Mark, “Why are they honking?” He checked his rearview mirror and said, “We’re smoking.” He pulled over to the side of the road and got out, then opened the door and yelled, “The truck’s on fire! Call 911!”Continue reading
A week or two ago, I noticed a tree full of apples at my church, so this morning, I wrote to my pastor to ask if I could pick some and he said I could. I was coming from my job at the Noble House, so I was in costume.Continue reading
I worked this morning and missed the inauguration of President Biden, but this evening, I had the opportunity to watch the entire replay. I am not going to talk about parties and divisions, but I want to say that I was heartened by the pastoral prayers, the scriptures quoted, and the singing of Amazing Grace and a quote from another hymn. I was impressed with the poem by Amanda Gorman, America’s first National Youth Poet Laureate, asking us to “leave behind a country better than we were.”Continue reading
I hope you all had a good Christmas in spite of COVID! We had a very small family Christmas this year.Continue reading
Today was my last day at Seaquist and my last day at Tea Thyme was about a month ago. We have a little over a week to go before we hit the road in our RV. I thought this might be a good opportunity to reflect on lessons learned this summer. Continue reading
God is still watching over Mark and me. God protected Mark yesterday (Saturday) on the job. Continue reading
Last weekend I finally announced that Mark and I were in the process of buying a house. We just had some finances to come up with before it would be ours. I had saved $3200 toward the closing costs, but they amounted to $5600. My older sister, Sherill, gave me $1400, but I still needed another $1000. Continue reading
Last fall, I wrote about how God opened the treasure houses of heaven and showered Mark and me with more blessings than we could have ever imagined. Money was coming from multiple sources in unexpected ways. But it wasn’t just monetary blessing. I’ve been waiting for months to write about what God is doing for us… Continue reading
So we all woke up to a new day today. Some of you woke up feeling happy and some of you felt like you’d been kicked in the stomach, but the sun still rose and life goes on. I woke up early this morning and began practicing what I preached last night…praying for our president-elect and for the country.