It was 1019 miles by car to Granddaddy's. Two really long days each way with few stretches of interstate highways, no air-conditioning, much less Sirius. Can we say "purgatory" for the three kids in the back seat?
There he was in the pouring rain, no umbrella, no helping hands in sight. Another break-in at work. He meticulously picked up the broken glass from the shattered car window.
I absolutely loved my father-in-law! Like Tom, I thought Dad could do or fix ANYTHING, from cars to roofs to growing beautiful roses.
A few weeks ago Tom and I were hooking up with Mary and Mark to deliver the granddaughters. It was a treat to take them to friends of M & M's home.
Mary's friend, Kate, exudes welcome and hospitality wherever, whenever you see her. Despite the rain and sleet, the minute the door opened at Kate's house the spirit of Christian fellowship spilled out of the living space and flooded the porch.
And the apostles preached powerful sermons about the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and there was warm fellowship among all the believers...
One of the things I like most about our house is its dining room. Yeah, yeah, I know, open concept is what's currently trending in today's homes. But trust me, there are times when family and friends eat all over our four rooms of entertaining space. For me, though, there's something special about a dining room.
Don't you love a church potluck dinner? Nobody cooks like the "church ladies"! Long before I ever heard of Golden Corral, my preschool hand was sneaking up to grab a culinary treat from the long stone tables in our tiny churchyard.
Tom and I are blessed to live close enough for our granddaughters, Annalyn and Gracie, to visit us frequently. We're thankful for space that has allowed them to have their bedroom in our home.
Now Tom and I are in the process of getting our house market-ready to sell in a year. How do we keep things neutral and basically generic, and still have a room that's engaging for the girls?
Dear Reader, are you a puzzle person? Do you like putting things together, filling in the blanks? Are you like me, slightly OCD, and make yourself crazy if just one piece is missing?
Why me, Lord? Why on earth or in heaven have you called me to do this? Don't you think I know what people are saying about me? I'm not deaf you know.
What do you value most, Dear Reader? If all else was threatened to be stripped from you, what would you fight for the hardest?
I thought I treasured my children and grandchildren more than all else. And then a place a little deeper was carved out with love for them.
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