It's been a good week. I hope you have had a wonderful week, too. The days fly by so fast that I find this little exercise of looking back and finding five highlights of the week helps me to remember my days. Sharing about the good things that God has done for me is just icing on the cake!
1. As I mentioned previously, last Friday and Saturday was our Women's Retreat. Our speaker was Marlyn Durham who did an excellent job. Marlyn is such a hoot, she is a 70 year old woman who looks younger than me. She loves big hair, wearing lots of jewelry and going deer hunting! Her word from the Lord was "He'll Do It Again." Even though times look bad, God is not afraid, and He has just as much power to redeem, heal and do miracles as He ever did. We just need to pray with expectancy.
2. I was pretty excited on Monday when I opened my regular email from Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop and I saw an honorable mention for my post, "My Husband Cannot Cut Hair." Click here if you'd like to read it.
3. Jim took my van to get a new muffler this week. On the way back home, the van got really hot and the air conditioner would not work. He was really upset and concerned that perhaps the van had gotten so hot it might have damaged the engine. We prayed about it and I felt sure God would work everything out. (After all, if God can bring you through a flood, what is there to worry about?) Turns out the van needed a new fan relay switch and a new condenser for the air conditioner. Of course there was cost for the switch and condenser but it was minimal when you compare what the cost would have been had the engine really been damaged. Knowing God would take care of us is priceless! Even if the engine had been damaged, I know He would have helped us figure out how to fix it. He's just good like that!
4. Quote of the Week: This time, I'm sharing a quote from a co-worker. It just cracked me up! Before I share it with you, though, I have to set it up or you won't understand it. There's a story in the Bible where the children of Israel made a golden calf and worshiped it instead of God. Nowadays, when Christians talk about a golden calf, they mean someone has taken something and made it more important in their lives than God. One day, we were at the office talking and Robbie said,
"They not only have a golden calf, but they are painting its toenails gold!" [Robbie Ralls]
I asked him if I could quote him because he just described the ultimate in idolatry!
Ahh well ... you just had to be there, I guess. Anyway, a good belly laugh is always a highlight!
5. I'm thankful for a carport. Today, I didn't have to scrape frost off the windshield!
Bonus: I want to thank all those that have served, or are serving, in the military to protect our freedoms. Your sacrifice means more than I could ever say. I will not forget your service: those that have passed on, my uncles Orman E. Winn, Jr. and Duane S. McCoy; and those that are alive and have served, uncles John Haslauer and Charles McCoy, cousin Jack Winn, friends Michael Busby, Lonnie Hasty, Randy Kiplinger and Pete Ivie; and those still serving, my son-in-law Daniel Lawson, brother-in-law Jim Bledsoe, nephew Dustin Miller and cousin Kevin McCoy, and all those that I don't even know. You have put yourself in harm's way to protect me and mine. God bless you!
Would you like to share your week? Visit Susanne at Living To Tell The Story.