Saturday, November 13, 2010

Walking at Sinnissippi Park

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It is always special for me to walk with my brother David and sometimes Opie on a bike path at Sinnissippi Park. Especially in the fall, it is beautiful and we enjoy all the colors of the leaves. And, it is fun to walk when it is not so, so hot but yet is not cold either. Thanks to David for always encouraging me to walk and for taking time to go with me. We have a wonderful time together. It seems like I have special activities with members of my family......well, this belongs to David and me.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sister Time

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My sister Jan and I enjoyed one afternoon together. We went to the Apple Orchard and shopped for all kinds of little seasonal goodies as well as apples, pumpkins, and squash! Then we headed to Olive Garden for dinner. Of course, I had Zuppa Toscana!! Our waiter was really interesting. We discovered that he was in college, studying Spanish and planning to be a nurse. He is adopted.....and if I get the details correctly, his biological father is from Colombia and was involved in the drug cartels and his biological mother is from Central America. In the States, he was raised in a Christian home and appears to have a strong faith. That was a really cool experience!!!! And Jan knows the parents of his good friend! We had a great time!!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Visiting My Sister, Jan, and her family

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Here are some family pictures from our family get-together at my sister's house while I was in Illinois in October.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Meditating


MEDITATING ON THE WORD! OPIE IS A REALLY SPIRITUAL POODLE!!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Our Back 2 School Service

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We had an awesome Back to School service this morning at Nueva Vida in Lasara. The praise and worship was awesome with a quiet but strong Presence of the Lord. We prayed for those with special needs. Then, I gave a message/object lesson for the kids.....some of them were on the edge of their seats, waiting for the "giveaways!" We prayed for all of our children and our teens. And, then we gave them little "goodie bags." Exciting to me was the instant formation of a 5th Sunday School class which will be for the young adults. Thank you, Sis. Susie, for being ready and willing to teach this special group. God is doing marvelous things in our church. Don't miss out on your blessings!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

An Awesome Sunday Service



We had a sweet Presence of the Lord in our service on Sunday morning. Bro David Salazar from the Brownsville UPC ministered. I know that God touched many of us during the altar service.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Blessings as Hurricane Alex approached

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As I was preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Alex, I got the call that the license plates for my new Edge were ready to pick up. I decided to make a quick trip to get them before starting to get all my outside things in the storage shed. When the salesman gave me my packet of papers for the Edge, he also handed me a check for $35, an overpayment for title, taxes, license plates. That may not sound so special, but I really needed a little cash to fill up the gas tank and get a few groceries. So, this was a special blessing for me.

But that is not all! As I was getting in the Edge to leave, the salesman asked if I wanted to know what happened to my Freestar. Yes, I loved my Freestar and certainly wanted it to have another good home. He told me that a humble couple with five children came looking for a larger vehicle. They had a small car without enough seatbelts for all the children. My van was just about finished and ready for sale so the salesman showed it to them. They were thrilled at the condition of the van--the excellent condition of the carpet and the seats, the radio and both a/c units working, the electric windows and doors working, etc. They bought it. And, the special part is that they are a Christian family and the salesman was able to tell them a little bit about me! I pray that the Freestar will serve them well....and it is a blessing to know that the new owners do appreciate the van.

So, I had a smile on my face from knowing about my van's new home, gas in the Edge, the items I needed from the grocery store, and some cash in my pocket. God is so good!!!

And Alex brought us a lot of wind and rain, but no damage to my house or to our church or to the homes of our church members. The flooding continues and has been very serious in Monterrey, Mexico as well as Reynosa and along the US side of the border. We are praying for all those who are suffering.