Mondays are for Memories – Birthday Buddies!

As we wrap up November, there is one more birthday I need to mention! Actually it’s a cluster of birthdays – the 2nd (Connie), 9th (Me), and today the 29th (Bonnie). Here is a post from a couple of years ago that pretty much sums up my affection for these two very dear ‘Birthday Buddies”.

Long, long ago, in (what seems like) a galaxy far, far away a young bride met with a ‘more experienced’ bride once a week for lunch. And encouragement. And prayer.
Time passed, babies came, and schedules changed. But the friendship and encouragement and prayers never ended. Our little twosome grew to include others as we changed from being young brides to being young moms.
Friends moved, babies grew, and life happened. Things changed.
But through it all, three of us somehow, by hook or by crook, managed to continue to meet once a year to celebrate our November birthdays. We’d often meet at church on a Sunday in November, enjoy lunch, catch up with each other and end the day in prayer. It was a very precious day for me, as I would often go the whole year without being in contact with them. But that thread of friendship never broke. Never even frayed!
Since we’ve been on the road, we three birthday buddies haven’t always been able to connect during November. But whenever we can work it out, we work it out!!

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I didn’t make it to back to Hometown this past summer, so being able to connect with these precious Birthday Buddies, these Sisters in Christ was especially sweet this past October.
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I’m so thankful for these friends from that galaxy far, far away!
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So Thankful for US!

Sabbath Rest – When We Seek Him

The first Sunday of Advent! It was a lovely day of listening to wonderful Christmas music – but this new Christmas song, sung by a beautiful children’s choir caught my ‘ear’! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

The wise men were watching and praying
For heavenly signs of His birth
They followed the starlight
Through long days and dark nights
Worship the Lord of the Earth

If miles lay between us
Then I’d walk to Jesus
O’er mountain and desert
I’d follow that star.
But he doesn’t ask us to journey so far
For he will be with wherever we are
When we seek Him

Like wise men I’m seeking the Savior
By learning and living his ways
His light shines inside me
Like starlight it guides me
Closer to him every day

If miles lay between us
Then I’d walk to Jesus
O’er mountain and desert
I’d follow that star
But he doesn’t ask us to journey so far
For he will be with wherever we are
When we seek Him

I don’t have gold to lay down before him
But I’ll give my heart to show I adore him

If miles lay between us
then I’d walk to Jesus
O’er mountain and desert
I’d follow that star
But he doesn’t ask us to journey so far
For he will be with wherever we are
When we seek Him

So where are we?

Since I just updated my “Where are We Now?” page, I figured that would count as my PAD contribution. Don’t you agree? So you don’t have to actually navigate over to that page – here you go!
November 26-Dec 20
Our December SOWER project is at Dothan Community Church in (you guessed it) Dothan, Alabama!

While we’ve never worked at this project before, we are familiar with this area since it was our closest ‘civilization’ (think phone signal) during our many months at Teen Challenge in Bonifay (FL) back in 2006-2008. This church is in the middle of a large building project – new worship wing and all kinds of other rooms!
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The guys (there are two other couples serving with us this month)will be finding plenty of work to do I’m sure.
But rumor has it we ladies might be decorating the existing church for Christmas! Now that sounds like a lovely way to start our time here!

Oh – In the picture at the top of this post is a rare sighting of Gary actually sitting down in the sunshine! I felt documentation was in order!

Thanksgiving 2021

Wishing you all a very blessed Thanksgiving! Gary & I have so much to be thankful for – our family, our health, our ministry, our travels – but what holds all that thankfulness together is our faith in the God of the Universe who sent his Son  to invite us into His Family! May your day be filled with love and grace, and hopefully some pretty good food!

Seeing the country……Serving our Lord!