Here is an opportunity for all of us to give thanks unto the Lord for a blessing in our lives. If you would like to take part great. If not that is OK too. If you would like to share your blessing, just leave it in the comments. If you want to use the picture above and list a blessing on your own site, then leave a URL to your site in the comments. There is no pressure here. I just know that I am incredibly blessed and I would like to share that and give thanks to Him who all blessing come from. This is a way that we can encourage one another. I know that I am often encouraged when someone shares a blessing with me. I think that many times we forget that it is a blessing to be able to breath, to get out of bed, to hold a baby... Share your blessings with us. We can share so many other things.... special gifts, recipes, let's take the time to share how God has blessed us!!
I am a day late. We had a very busy weekend, but a blessed one. On Saturday, we got the blessing of being in a Bible study with Michael Card. There were only about 30 people there. He was walking around talking to everyone and shaking hands. :) The Bible study was excellent. He has really great insights. He taught on the book of look. You can see a video of him teaching (at another time, not when we were there) here. Then we went to his concert that evening. If you ever get a chance to see him in concert... GO!!!! He is so down to earth and real. He played a couple of his new songs and kept making mistakes because he did not know them yet. :) After... the Bible study, I got to ask him a question about one of the things he said in the Bible study. I had heard him say it several years ago. He had everyone that was standing around looking up the verse in their version. :) Then I told him, how God has used him back in 1999 with something he said and one of the songs he sang. He saw me at the concert that evening and during the concert said that a woman had shared with him that afternoon about how God had used him to speak to her heart. He said this song is for her and he sang the song again. :) I was thrilled and crying. It was a great evening. Also, Ginny Owens was there and sang as well. That is the first time I had heard her and I really enjoyed her music and especially the words to her music.
Then on Sunday we had some good fellowship time. The teaching was on sanctification. We shared a fellowship meal and some good fellowship time together. I asked my Sister-in-law, "How many people go to church and come home with a rooster and 4 bags of feed?" The home we were meeting at had some new feed we wanted to try for our laying hens, plus they had an extra rooster and we needed one. :)
Another prayer request for my family. My oldest brother's wife, Fern has been having back issues which eventually have made her bed ridden. She has fatty lipids in her spinal column. They don't know what they are or how they got there. They are not sure how to help her. She was on Oxycodone (sp?) and some sort of muscle relaxer. She started to have a reaction so they gave her something to counter it (an antihistamine or something). She started to freak out, so they sedated her. They were giving her a CT scan when she came to and she freaked out again and was uncontrollable. So, they sedated her again and they kept her sedated most of the weekend. She is in the ICU. She was a wee bit better yesterday and was able to talk a little bit.
My Dad is having his heart cath this Wednesday.
I'm glad to hear that Fern is doing a little better and will keep praying. Will also keep your dad in my prayers. Let us know how he is doing when you can.
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