Monday, June 18, 2012

Just a little news

I interrupt this blog to bring you some news bulletins from my life:
  • Puppy raising is NOT for the weak-kneed or faint of heart. And yet...we keep doing it. And I keep falling in love with these dogs before we even get them home. I might not believe in love at first sight in romance, but when it comes to puppies, it happens every time. And every day, we see how much this puppy is bringing health and life back to Jamaica as well. "Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart...
  • We had a great Father's day with some of our closest friends, who were 'passing through.'  After church, we all took Grampie out to lunch at one of the best Mexican restaurants in this part of the country (and even our very knowledgeable and hard to please Latino sister-in-law LOVES it!). Our friend J brought me in Grampie's wheelchair seat cushion to sit on, because he knows I always need extra padding. And I was very grateful. Grateful, that is, until I realized my rear was wet all the way through--and so was the cushion--and so was Grampie. Sigh. There was nothing to be done at that point but remove the cushion, sit in my wet pants until I got home and could change out of them. But before I even got changed, the new puppy peed on my shoes. There was a bit of 'ick' factor to the whole thing, but that, too, is ministry, I suppose. At least I hope God will see it that way. And Grampie didn't know. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust Him and He will help you...
  • While we settled on our back deck to have a conversation, the dogs played and Beve actually began to snore. Poor Beve. He's so completely tuckered out from this year. Many years ago he complained that he had a brain tumor, he was so tired and cranky, which was in very poor taste, and even poorer taste several years later, when his sister actually did have brain tumors. My point is that as tired as he was that awful year (and there were some pretty hard things going on back then) this one has been far worse. But the end is in sight. Just three more days of school (and yes, he IS counting!). Day by day the Lord takes care of the innocent, and they will receive an inheritance that lasts forever...
  • Today, because we like to keep things lively, Beve went to Seattle to see a specialist about some 'spots' on his bladder. He'll go back in three months to be rechecked, but things look pretty good. Thankfully. Be still in the presence of the Lord and wait patiently for Him to act...
  • Next week, he invited half the school district over for a party. OK, maybe I exaggerated, but just barely. I did see that the invitation said, "No spouses," so I'm wondering where I'm supposed to go while they're all invading my house. In any case, the big blast will be a warm-up for our house-party of the summer, which starts just four days later, when the Finns arrive. Four at once, this time. We'll have a house-full for most of July. The girls will be driving up and down the freeway and Beve's other brother and family will come over for a few days from the central part of the state, so we'll have a crowd around. I'll have to dust off my cooking skillsThe Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will not fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand."

This news has been sponsored by Psalm 37 (The New Living Translation).

Once I was young and now I am old 
Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned 
nor their children begging for bread.

2 comments:

Pamela M. Steiner said...

I love this...sounds like a full and happy summer ahead for you. God WILL give you the strength and grace that you need each day exactly as you need it. I have to remind myself of this often...
You brightened my day with this post! Thank you...loved the part about the wet cushion, etc....you are real trooper!!! That's going the extra mile for certain!!! :)

E said...

Get ready for the houseful! We're coming!!