Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Rainbows, snow and worship

I woke up early this morning to get some things done before I left, and still ended up running late. I was in a big hurry, dropped some things, couldn't find my keys...I thought, "I hope this isn't how my whole day is going to go!" On the way home though it got much better. I was driving home about 9am and saw a beautiful rainbow! In January in Iowa!! It was beautiful. Then as I was turning down our road I looked out at the fields and realized how beautiful the snow on the ground and the frost/ice was on the trees. I just smiled at how God shows me his amazing love for me. Then, as I was driving through down town this evening I looked up at the sunset and again was amazed at God's beauty. Oh, and my cd player kept skipping with every cd I put in, until I put a Matt Redman cd that I've had forever, but don't think I've ever once listened to! It played through the songs without skipping once. And the songs were just was I was feeling. So, today was a day of receiving Jesus' love for me and worshiping him for who he is. I don't want today to end.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

I thought I should get this blog up and going before I sent out my news letter. I've been wanting to send them out for awhile, but I was waiting on my prayer cards so I could send them at the same time. Now they are all here, so this week I will be getting them on the way to your very own mail box!!

The past few weeks have been pretty busy. I'm still in the process of fund raising. It's a bigger task than I thought it would be, but I've had a couple encouraging meetings with people. I just need to keep India and what Dad has called me to always in mind and not let our enemy discourage me.

Today I went to the prayer service of my great, great Aunt Sara. She went to be with Dad on Thursday after 106 years in this world. When my Grandpa passed away in October she really went down hill. About one week after he died, she went from living on her own (yes, she still lived in her own apartment at 106 years old!!) and going to visit the "old people", as she would call them, to being in the nursing home. Often in the past few years she would say that she thought Dad forgot about her here. But I know that's not true. I know Dad kept her here because she was an amazing woman and touched many people's lives. She will be greatly missed, but I know that she is where she longed to be for so long.

Well, I guess that's all for my first post on here. Have a wonderful day!