This morning, I went with Mom to Rise Community Church again. The sermon was about John the Baptist preparing the way for Christ. John had an unusual style of preaching. He called his listeners a brood of vipers and said that the axe was ready to cut down the tree to be burned, but since it had been 400 years since the last prophet, people flocked to John to find out what they needed to do to be prepared for the coming Messiah. The answer was that they needed a change of heart, and that’s what we need too.Continue reading
My brother-in-law, Rob, is a man of many talents. Not only is he a band teacher and a conductor, but he is also an Anglican priest. This morning, he had the distinct pleasure of having his granddaughter, Isabella, act as his acolyte.Continue reading
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
Yesterday, my pride got in the way at work and I made a bad decision which I had to confess and repent of. How appropriate that this is the day when my sin was paid for!Continue reading
A lot has happened for me since we arrived in Tucson. Mark has only had a couple of jobs for his business, but one of them paid quite well. So here’s what’s been going on with me at Block Advisors… Continue reading
Before I say anything else, I need to write a retraction from my Happy Thanksgiving post. My father pointed out to me that my nephew, Nate, graduated from the University of Oregon, not Oregon State University. My apologies to Nate and to any Ducks fans out there! Continue reading
We had to make it to Oregon by Sunday because I had a dental appointment yesterday. I thought it was going to be for a deep cleaning, which I was dreading…
I haven’t had a chance to talk about Wednesday yet, and now I have news from today as well, so this could be a little bit longer than usual!