Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Roller Coaster Ride

Life has been like a Roller Coaster and I am ready for a pit stop.  We are really looking forward to traveling back to Memphis for the Lectureship this year. Our children are excited and so are we. We look forward to some great lessons, fellowship and to be spiritually uplifted and edified. We need our batteries recharged!

Sharon is doing so much better and this we are so thankful for this. It appears that medication Sharon was given to shed her lining worked. The bleeding has stopped! We are now in a waiting period to wait and see what is going to happen.  Sharon is nervous; she thinks she is going to bleed for another three months straight once it starts again. I must admit so am I.  However the Doctor believes we are on the right track.  

I don’t know if life will ever be leveled out or just stroll along at a consistent pace.  I can take bumps in the road but I am really tired of sink holes.  It has been an emotional trying time this past week and I am thankful all is better.  I am thankful for God, who I know I can turn all my worries over and he will protect and guide me. I am thankful for our church family and friends all over this country who love us and are so supportive of our work!

At the end of a very ugly week this past Friday; I delivered the Meals on Wheels food alone. Perry and Mickey one of our Brother’s in Christ were putting windows in a member’s home here.  We have had the opportunity to get to know some of these people who we deliver the food.  There is one house where two sister live. To see their love and care for another is a truly beautiful thing.  As I walked in the door, I said, “Where are my two favorite twins!”  (They are not twins, but they could be.) These are the happiest, funniest most warm and welcoming two women. They always have smiles on their face.  I always ask them how are they are and if they need anything.  One of the sister’s spoke up said, “A lot of people could learn a lesson from you and your husband”.  I didn’t quite know what she meant. She must have seen the puzzled look on my face. She said more people need to get out and help others.  I replied with, “More people need to follow the example and teachings of the Lord”! She yelled, “Amen!” Three minutes had soon turned into 45. I knew I had all that hot food in the van to deliver but I couldn’t leave her. I listened to her cry about “her church” and the teachings there.  How she said she knows they are teaching wrong. She says she studies her Bible for hours and hours every day and she just knows what her “pastor” is yelling at her is wrong. She went in to describe all the non-sense she called it. She said she feels like she is going to a movie show instead of going to worship God. I didn’t know if I should give my opinion and yet out it came. I said, “It sounds like to me, is it was just entertainment”.   A big show.   My heart just broke for her.  I sat with her and just listened. I really wasn’t sure what to do but just but listen. I knew what I needed to say, but I just didn’t know how.  In my head I kept saying WHY TODAY why isn’t Perry with me.  I knew I had to help her. To me she is a woman who is searching for the truth to be taught.  I asked her if she would like me to come back and study with her and she said YES!  This week Perry is going back with me and we are going to go begin a Bible Study with them.  

Our community here is small but it just shows it is never too small to go out and spread God’s Word! I will never forget what Cindy Colley said at a recent Ladies Day Program here in North Carolina.  She said during her introduction that the day wasn’t about her, it was about God. She is just a tool. We are all tools that need to get to work!


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