Over the years I have been blessed with many friends who want to hear about Gods love for them and why it is such an important part of my life. I have also had many friends who although spending time with them and their families they are just not interested in spititual discussions. This is something i have gotten used to and part of everyone's life so can not be avoided. although i know this i often pray for the opportunity to step out of that relationship and share with these friends the things that are important to me.
Recently I had a phone call from a friend in the later group. It was bad news as she was struggling with an issue with a family member. The encouraging part of the phone call was when she said "I need you to pray because Your God Listens". We prayed for her family over the weekend and waited to see what God would do for her family. At the end of the weekend when i met up with my freind I was so excited to hear her say "I know you prayed" and she continued to tell me how the sittuation had been resolved.
It was exciting to see that although our beliefs are different and she has never really been interested in talking about spiritual things when something did go wrong she called and did know praying would help. I am looking forward to see how God will continue to work as i try to share more with my friend.
During the Christmas season we had the privilege of hosting some Moroccan students for a Christmas meal. It was a fun event for all of us. We are already looking forward to the next time we can have them over!!
June 24th 1967 - June 24th 2017
A few weeks ago we celebrated Randy & Margie's 50th wedding anniversary.
The pic above shows all six of their kids with all six of their spouses and their 24 grandchildren. Margie's sister Dail is also in the picture, she was the 'surprise' for the event as she flew over for the week from Wisconsin.
The first snow came this weekend and the kids were pretty excited.
Waking up on a Sunday morning to a blanket of white is idealistic for your first winter.
We will have a lot of snow this summer and the kids will enjoy it but we are sure as the winter goes on there will be more snow than even children can be excited for so today.... we are enjoying it!!