Sunday, February 28, 2010

Where are they?

The RV is parked in Georgia but empty. The Scion is no where to be found. The question is-Where are Nano and Nani? They are on separate trips to visit children and grandchildren. Nano (alias Hunter) is in North Carolina spending a long week-end with Branden, Brooke, and adorable Aiden watching as his grandson pulls himself up to a standing position and learns to clap. Nani (alias Nancy) is spending a month in Columbus, Ohio helping with two more grandchildren and stepping in to babysit while Rebecca gets some much needed rest. She is also baking bread, changing dirty diapers, chasing a toddler in the snow, giving baths to splashing little boys, and trying to fish a fingernail file out of the DVD slot of her new computer! On the last task she was unsuccessful and had to call on the assistance of the local Apple Store. Thankfully it was still under warranty so the new optical drive was installed free. Now she takes more precautions as she lifts Christian up on her lap to watch Starfall, a free internet site for toddlers. Oh, the lessons we learn and the fun we have as grandparents!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Here's hoping NEVER to see this again!



Snow and an RV just do not mix!!
We went south to get out of this mess. Not far enough south, I guess. Next January and February we are heading for the Florida Keys!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Joy?


My current Bible memory verse is "stretching" me.
James 1:2-3
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, when you face trials of many kinds for the testing of your faith develops perseverance."
I am to experience joy when it continues to rain and we have another leak in the roof (fixed only a year ago)?
I am to experience joy when my stomach feels "onfire" for no apparent reason?
I am to experience joy when it is 25 degrees outside and we thought we were going south for the winter?
I am to experience joy when the arthritis in my right hand is so painful I can't write with a pen, use the scissors, or hold my curling brush?
I am to experience joy when I can't get on the internet and the TV reception cuts off?

The answer to each question is a resounding YES. This is possible only as I sit daily under the refreshing waterfall of the Holy Spirit. He is teaching me to persevere and to look at life with the "cup at least half full".

Check out two more verses that follow this same theme:
Romans 12:12 and 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Be filled with joy today!!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

From one state to another


This past week we left Starke, Florida (Montgomery Camp) with its lovely woods and peaceful lake, and have landed in Flovilla, Georgia where it is cold and no visible lake or pretty woods. So far, I am not impressed BUT I must remember God sends us where He wants us to serve Him. We are in his hands even here in rainy, dreary Indian Springs Holiness Camp.
I am reminded of a Bible verse in Philippians 2:14-16. "Do everything without COMPLAINING or arguing so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and perverse generation where you shine like stars in the universe holding out the word of life."
OK! So what are the positives of our current location?-good TV reception for abc so I can watch the upcoming episodes of Lost-and good reception on Fox so I can catch some of the American Idol telecasts-internet access from our RV, weak but can read my mail (sometimes)-within driving distance of a big city-ATLANTA, where we plan to go to the biggest aquarium in the world, check out the Coca-Cola headquarters and shop in the underground. So all in all it is a good location.
Tomorrow we learn more details about the project. Hopefully, there will be service opportunities for the women as well as the men but if not God will direct my time and efforts.
Oh and one more perk-a Curves just around the corner!