“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.”
~Isaiah 43:2 (NLT)~
I have a few more ideas for those of you who are going shopping for Operation Christmas Child:
- Crayons (24-count)
- Playdough (8 for $1.00 at Dollar Tree)
Read the Bible in 2020 – June 30
- 2 Kings 17:1-18:12
- Acts 20:1-38
- Psalm 148:1-14
- Proverbs 18:6-7
Baptist Press – http://www.bpnews.net/
Update on David – I haven’t shared much about David lately, but today I will tell you he still has two terminal diseases, but the good news is that he is stronger than he has been in several years. He is here 18 months since he was told he had three months to live. He has gained weight and is able to do one of the things he loves most, work out in the yard. The golf cart helped him get around as he was getting better. Now, he is able to cut grass, weed-eat, clean out brush, water flowers, etc. Yesterday, he added something he hasn’t done in years. He cooked pork chops and sausage, our favorites, on a grill. It topped off a day that started off with a “bummer”.
When we checked in at oncology yesterday by phone, we were told to go home because he blood level was too high to receive a procrit shot. The report of the blood level was good, but driving to Baton Rouge for nothing was a bummer. After sitting in the car for a few minutes we decided to celebrate the good news, not focus on the unnecessary trip.
We stopped in Walker and visited Walmart. Remember, we buy all our groceries at Walmart pick-up. We went in and purchased a $20 grill and charcoal. After getting back to Kentwood, we went to Cutrer’s and bought sausage and pork chops. David cooked out on that grill for several hours. We ate and have two plates of leftovers, some to eat and some to freeze.
We had a wonderful day of “Making lemonade from the lemons”! We looked for the good and focused and celebrated that, rather than focusing on the negative. This weeks makes four months since Jennie told us to “Stay home”. She was thrilled we carefully broke the rules and celebrated good news!
Thanks to God, your many prayers, hard work, and determination we are “making lemonade” every day! Eighteen months and counting . . . .