We've been home from Wednesday night Youth Group for awhile, had something to eat because we were in a rush to go pick up Claude and drive the bus route. There wasn't enough time for supper before church.
Claude's ministry is the bus route. He schedules men to drive. Claude can't drive because of his poor eye sight. He is legally blind. I think it's great that Claude is able to have a job too. He works in town at a hotel. He is able to catch rides with people to go to work.
This afternoon, after getting home from teaching, Nate had worked outside on the hill making it safer by putting a few steps in place. I was down at the horses and sheep/goats feeding and checking fence. The goats are sheep are so friendly...and little Brownie is so cute when she scratches herself she sounds like a squeaky toy...so cute. They follow me all around as I check fence. I'm sure they are looking for grain. I'm so glad we didn't sell them after the Nativity this past December. We plan on fencing in an area on the hill for them to keep the place eaten down. Kids in the community enjoy these too animals. Some kids can't wait to come again to visit, but it's been so cold lately. It won't be long and spring will be here.
Lately I've just been praising God and learning how much I need/want to be dependent on Him. I've been catching myself worrying. Why do I worry? It seems that my worrying goes in spurts. As I was walking back from the horses I was praising God for the house and this place to keep horses. If God has given us this place, will He not also provide for us?
God will. He has always taken care of us. I think Satan likes to put thoughts into our lives to try to steer us in wrong directions away from trusting God. What thoughts? Thoughts of fear, thoughts of inadequacy, thoughts of worry. I'm thankful for the memorized verses that come to mind. What a blessing those verses are. Nate and I remind kids over and over how important memorizing verses can be in our lives.
I've changed my mind and heart on things lately and that's okay. I've said in the past that I only want to make crochet items for gifts. Now I want to try selling a few things. I can do both. This talent may also be part of God's provision for Nate and I. Who knows? I love what I do and if I put them up for sale and they sell I will praise God for that. He's in control of all of it anyway.
I also feel like God has raised a compassion awareness in me. Pastor's teaching lately at church has been so good. Of course they always have been. God has really been growing me lately. Where once I would have said, "they deserve what they get"....now I would say, "have they heard about God's love?" (At this moment I am thinking about the those who have committed horrible crimes). God help me to be a light. God fill me with more compassion.
Lastly, tonight, I want to share that I've been able to put a few devotions on Camp Nathanael's "Voice Of Camp Nathanael" a daily five minute radio spot. The camp mission people were asked to help out. I've put on a few and wanted to put on a lot, but something changed. I was told that the ladies can't do very many a month because camp doesn't want people in the area to think camp has lady preachers. Okay. If that's all I can do, then I am fine with that. I have no desire to be a "preacher" and I don't want people to think that I am. I just like to share what God has done in my life. If it's only a once a month opportunity, then that's what it is. God is in control.
Time to go read something good.
Have a great day in the Lord.