Last evening we were to have
been at church for an evening
of fellowship. Some were going
to work on building or repairing
rockets, some were planning to
knit, crochet or work on scrapbooks.
However, the weather put those plans
to rest. So, Mom invited us to her
home to eat dinner. She made a wonderful
stew while Georgia had made a crockpot of
BBQ for another event which had been
canceled. On a blustery cold winter's
evening we enjoyed sweet fellowship
and many laughs together.
Just look at Chelsea's contribution.
A chocolate cheescake with cherries
and chocolate chips on the top.
I will tell you how impressive this
looked. Even the boys stuck around
for dessert with Mikey saying that
he had saved room for it.
Chelsea was beaming.
Her brothers opinions mean a lot
to her. They are amazingly close
for the three year difference in
Not only was this beautiful but it
tasted awesome too. I ate some
cherries but ended up pushing
them to the side to enjoy the
cheesecake without distraction.
Chelsea looked at my plate and
noted that it was good she had
not made the cherries or she
would have to feel bad.
After the children/young people
headed back to our house, our
Moms, Warren and I continued to
For a couple of hours...
It is a wonderful blessing to have
these ladies so close, geographically.
They have each gotten into ministry,
some together, some on their own.
After the loss of each of their husbands
life was turned upside down.
It takes a long time to regain some
sort of normal but I can see God at
work in both women.
They are now blessing so many others.
Let me just tell you about some of
Georgia is a "swim buddy" for young
children with special needs.
She volunteers at a Nursing Home,
a Horse Rescue and at a local
Historical Society. She
leads a Bible Study for women
coming out of impossible
situations and helps with a
grief share program.
Mom works many hours in a job
that allows for and encourages
ministry, helps Georgia
with the Ladies Bible Study,
she is leading a Bible Study
and mentoring a
woman who recently left an
is reading and studying
Biblical History in the
She finds some amazing facts!
God is meeting these women where
they are and is using their
willingness to serve Him.
It may not be where they thought
they would be right now...
but they are blessing sooo many!
Thank You, Lord.
You have brought the
silver lining forth from
some very dark clouds....
All Praise be to Jesus!