December 8. Another lovely day. Thank you, Lord.
Put a load of laundry in first thing this morning. Then fixed breakfast and had quiet time. Since Daddy was busy at the computer after that, I got photos out of my craft suitcase and started organizing family photos. Maybe during “free” time, I can start working on some scrapbooks.
About 9:10, Daddy went off to pick up Connie, and I got a few little things ready to take on the road -- fruit, nuts, crackers, finger veggies to keep from getting too hungry before we got home; jacket, extra shoes, cooler.
Daddy came back with Connie, and we headed for Charlotte for Connie’s chiropractor appointment. From there we went to Trader Joes. Enjoyed shopping there and getting some things that are hard to get other places - nuts and seeds, whole grain tortillas, whipping cream without additives, organic yogurt….
Arrived back in Shelby around 2:00. Put away the food and then had a turkey and cheese sandwich. Christy called Daddy to have him meet her at the car license plate office so off he went to get the car registered. I went ahead and lay down for nap, and it seemed like no time before he was back with everything taken care of. There was nobody in line, he said, and everything went smoothly. So praise the Lord, we can now drive our own vehicle. After nap, Christy shared the news that Mrs. Heppeard (sweet 91 year old member of our church) had gone Home today around 1:00. I was both happy and sad and couldn’t help crying.
About 5:30, we sat down to eat supper, and before I finished the phone rang. It was one of my sisters. How nice to hear her voice! She had no sooner hung up than another sister called and we chatted for quite a while. I was happy to hear from her too.
After saying good-bye to my sister, I helped Connie with a couple of the pictures she was coloring to go with some of the Sunday school lessons that will be sent to PNG. After that, Christy and Connie got ready to leave. Then it was time to do dishes; and by the time that was done, it was already 9:30. Whew! It’s been a long day.
“23But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; 24But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.” I Corinthians 1:23,24
December 9. A little bit cooler today than the past couple days, but we still enjoyed the sunshine that God sent us.
After breakfast and quiet time, I spent a good part of the morning working on a script for our presentation. About mid-morning, we went out to WalMart, the bank, and the post office. Got the set of Sunday school lessons mailed off to PNG. Praise the Lord that those are ready, and we pray that they will arrive there safely and quickly.
It was after 12:00 when we got back to the house. Had lunch and nap, and then worked on the presentation script until my brain got tired.
It was a blessing to see Allison and her labradoodle at church tonight. Enjoyed chatting with her a few minutes before the meeting started. Pastor Ogle preached on Genesis chapter 25, his main point being that we need to be careful not to do things in the flesh but to wait on the Lord and follow His will and timing even if we do not understand it.
Took our friend’s van back to her after church. Christy picked us up at our friend’s house and brought us back home. We were thankful for that friend being a blessing to us and allowing us to use her vehicle until ours was ready.
“27But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen,yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: 29That no flesh should glory in his presence. 30But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 31That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.” I Corinthians 1:27-31