Sunday, April 22, 2007

Showers of Blessings

I don't have any pictures right now to post b/c our camera battery is on the blink and we won't be able to get to Wal-Mart
until tomorrow. However, I wanted to share with you the many blessings
the Lord has literally showered upon us this past week.

Quilting is really big in this part of Kansas, so I decided I had better pick it
up and learn to sew if I wanted to be able to relate to the women. So,
a week ago Saturday I went over to the home of one of the ladies in our
church to learn how to cut my material for my very first quilt. I got
there, and someone had given her a sewing machine to give me so I could
learn to quilt -- How great is that! It's even a Singer (I don't know
anything more than that's a brand name). Sunday afternoon I sat down at
the machine, and in one afternoon was able to get the top of my quilt
pieced together and sewn. I was so excited to be able to show it to
Vicki Sunday night.

Monday, my parents came up with another couple and the men put together a fabulous playground for the kids. We live close to the city park, but I'm really excited to be able to send the girls out to play in the backyard (and not have them come in
covered w/ dirt). Kara and Lydia both love it, especially the swings. We even have a baby swing for Andy so I can push Andy and the girls at the same time.

Thursday I was able to go exercise with one of the women from church. Saturday I went down to Hays for a church salad luncheon. Since it was almost two hours away, I had to take Andy. Unfortunately I wasn't able to hear the speaker (Andy must have just
realized his sisters weren't there to grab my attention, so he talked
during the entire devotional. However, the focus of the day was on the
names of God. I praise the Lord for the constant reminders of Who He
Is. I was able to ride down with a lady who attends a church in
Stockton, and comes to our church on Sun and Wed. evenings. It was such
a blessing to fellowship with her and get to know her better.

Today was a very exciting day -- We had 23 people in church this morning (we
normally have 15). One of the visitors was the daughter of some members
who is just here for the weekend, but then we had two new families
visit (One of the families the wife is a member but has not been in
attendance since the Sunday we candidated back in December). Her husband is moving to town, so we hopefully we will see more of them.

I am also excited about tomorrow. The church in Hays is having revival
meetings this week, so we are going to go attend their service tomorrow
night. It will be the first time since we've moved here that I will be
able to sit through a service without having to quiet children --

These are the wonderful blessings that the Lord has given us this week -- How has the Lord blessed you this week?

By the way, my spring cleaning lasted -- 1 day before I lost motivation to
continue cleaning. What motivates you to clean your home. Please help.


Alicia said...

Wow, sounds like you had an awesome week and weekend girlfriend! You MUST take photos of that quilt you're making - you must be a pro to do that in one afternoon! What a cool way to bond with the ladies in your area.

Can't help you with the cleaning motivation because I'm not usually motivated to clean. I just do a little bit at a time and I have a wonderful hubby who likes to help out.

Karis said...

I just got caught up on your last several posts tonight. My dad pastors a church near Wichita, but I've never lived there with them so I'm not that familiar with Kansas. I didn't know where Smith Center was, but when I read that you went to Salina, that gave me a point of reference. I know where Salina is because my grandparents have lived there ever since I was born.

Glad to hear of your blessed week.