Welcome to my new blog. Since this is my introduction to blogging, my first will only be a learning page (actually, until I get acquainted with this idea of communication, it will be a trial basis and I ask for your patience) only to say, you can teach an “old dog new tricks”. Smile! I liked seeing what my daughter is doing beyond facebook, and that is blogging. I prefer longer, newsletter type messages, where I can journal and share those “treasures” that God gives me, as well as those that I find, or involved in. I have many treasures since God is the giver of all good gifts, I can look through the lens of the Father’s heart with His children, His creation, and my participation in His plans. So in order to cut this short, and yet an introduction to those on facebook and email, I will give thought to each post before I send it to my blog. Hopefully, it will grow with me, as I learn to use the modern day letters to friends and family.
I am presently at my daughter’s home in Hendersonville, TN and enjoying their “tribe of five” in all their antics and various, and creative personalities. One such event was the “ugliest Christmas sweater” contest for their small group Christmas party. Tina had purchased some fairly plain sweaters that would be great for decorating, and she and I spent a fun afternoon with glue and a miriad of fun kinds of crafts that she had collected. So if you get on my facebook you will see the results of the ugliest sweater contest with yours truly and my family. lol A look into our family times.
On a more serious note, my son-in-law’s mother (Gayle) had some pains in her chest which led her to the doctor and a quadruple bipass surgery the day before Christmas. It is great that they live nearby, so we were able to visit daily at the hospital. Tina, Billy, and I went up to see her last night, and she is recovering, but they haven’t given her a release date yet, so we continue to pray till we see her back home, and actually getting some real rest. The hospital is not a place of recovery. She has not slept more than four hours at a time, with the different interruptions of nurses, doctors, different tests (MRIs), ect. So I know that everyone will be glad when she is home. She does thank everyone that is praying for her and gives God credit for the ease in which she is recovering. Gayle has never been sick in her life before, so this is a total stretch for her. Thank you Jesus for your grace and love.
I will be heading back to Dallas on December 1st, at which time I will be starting a whole new year with my car in the shop (due to an accident I was involved in two days before I was to fly to Tennessee). Needless to say, I needed to stay in Dallas a bit longer before I was ready to celebrate Christmas in TN. I have a $500 deductible for insurance, and they say that I was 25% at fault, so I don’t know yet, if I will be reimbursed once I pay they to get my car released. Please pray for financial provisions to get my car out of the shop and that the insurance will recover at least a portion of the costs. If so, I will get the $500 back at some point.
Not only did I have my car crash a week before Christmas, but my computer crashed a week prior to my car accident. So guess what; I lost all my contacts and data on my computer. So again, I am asking people to forward any and all contact information for yourself, so I can update my new hard drive. Smile! Please include your birthday information, address, email address, skype address, any phone numbers, information about children and their birth dates, etc. Help!!!
I said this would be short, and it is already getting looooooong! So let me leave this with a celebration, that God works all things together for good for those that love Him and are called according to His purpose. I can see good out of all the “seemingly difficult times” in that I know that God is my source. I can have His joy and peace, no matter what. That the delayed trip to Tennessee gave me time with friends in Dallas that I wouldn’t have had otherwise. The computer crash taught me a great lesson on backing up my documents, pictures, etc. I was able to get a new hard drive before coming to see my daughter and family, so I can learn facebook and blogging.
I have also been making jewelry, first as a hobby, and now as an income source, has been distributed as Christmas gifts all over the northwest and Canada with a trucking friend that purchased 23 bracelets. He has been placing them in a little gift bag with a gospel tract, and the ladies are raving about them. So God is using it to bless others as well as me so I could pay some bills and purchase some Christmas gifts. In the future, I will also be setting up another blog for my jewelry creations, for those interested.
Even though this will be my new way of doing newsletters, I do hope to hear from each of you on my Facebook a little more than two lines. I love communication from you, and I certainly will attempt at doing better myself.
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- You can find new ideas for what to blog about by reading the Daily Post.
- Add PressThis to your browser. It creates a new blog post for you about any interesting page you read on the web.
- Make some changes to this page, and then hit preview on the right. You can always preview any post or edit it before you share it to the world.