Well, this last minute gig with a lot of juggling, was very successful and fun. It was a great celebration of God’s provision in answering prayer and moving the hurricane out to sea. Man, God is so good! He did that for us because of His great love and His sake. Amazing.
The gig reflected that celebration and spirit of gratefulness. And I managed to pull off background vocals and some pretty excellent tambourine work on many songs I had barely even heard. So thank You, God, for that also!
And as I sang, there was a familiar face in the crowd, a welcome face, a reminding of better times face. Then it was gone as quickly as it arrived. And I was left to wonder if the face was just familiar or the real thing. Ah well, water under the bridge. God is good and I am in love with life and especially God’s goodness in answering our prayers about that hurricane. God is amazing!😄❤
Our church no longer had classes or kids really either anymore. I had been needing a Wednesday night home for my kids to make friends and feel like home and tonight we found a new church home for Wednesdays! So wonderful to find a loving bunch of good people who believe in investing in children. We are all so very happy! Praise God!😄❤
My kids are appreciating school now and so am I. It just took a few days to get into it. Now, we are having fun. It helps that we are not doing many extra-curricular activities this year. I said no to coaching this year so we have more freedom to travel and bring the dog to PE. Also, we are just having tons of family time and more going on to help with because we are third and seventh grades now. More is expected because they are growing into their skin more. The dog really has changed everything. We go to the dog park about every day and that is fun. We just have so much fun. It is working now. And it n is good for us all as a family. Love it. Praise God! Reinforced for me that if you obey, God rewards by making it fun in time.😄❤
There is tremendous power in praying and fasting with other true followers of Christ. And I tell you, I know it is the Holy Spirit’s power, just a taste of it really, but God doles out a deeper strength to united fasting, prayerful Christians. Revival starts this way, miracles happen this way, governments are moved and guided this way, churches are purified this way. I am so honored by God and give Him glory for help and unity in prayer and fasting today. Praise God Almighty!!😄❤❤❤
Today, God healed yet another aspect of me. God did not choose to heal all of me all at once. Frankly, in hindsight, I was not ready for that and my pride was not low enough for it either. My faith was high but will was low. I was healed in sections as I was able to maintain it. And God healed a good deal of the physical remnants of my illness tonight at church. Elders laid hands on me and prayed and I knew I was healed and felt the change inside me. And I could not have had that happen without everything that came before it.
The lesson is this, friend. God is the Great Physician and coordinates every inch of your life for the purpose of accomplishing His will for you and those close to you. Do not miss it. Sometimes His healing is all at once and sometimes, as with me, it was in pieces I was ready for and could handle. I fancied myself tough and everyone who knows me would agree and I still know I am made for toughness. However, I am a twig’s plaything without God. I have no strength but what He graces me with. I have no ability to know what I can handle yet or not or when, I am just not that smart, even with all the initials after my name, just is impossible for anyone to know those things but God. Praise God!❤❤❤
I am in two bands, the band at church to worship God with my talent and our band that makes money playing oldies variety music to help seniors relive their good days and bring them joy all over central Florida. Tonight, we had band practice for our 5 piece band. And it is so fun. We have good clean fun and only play the best songs, always uplifting and good classic or iconic songs. And our entire band has played together for over a year and a half (and four of us for two years and three of us for five years). We have so much fun and are very much a band family. And we all need a break in our week and love getting together to jam. Even with no gigs in the summer (there just aren’t any in Florida in the summer, thank God because when there are gigs they are outside- too hot), we all still want to keep playing. Just makes us a tighter band family. And we are hoping to work on a couple more originals. So fun and exciting. It is wonderful. I love being part of two band families, and all of us are Christians in both bands. Best bandsnin the world- all get along and play great music together. So precious!😄❤
In summer, I noticed writing slows, people’s thoughts are elsewhere, occupied by a frenzy of rushed vacations and manic relaxation. The flow of thought congeals under the pressure of too much heat and movement mixed, like a fan blowing hot air to quench an unsatisfyable need for cool and calm. And on we breathe, red hot as the air, miserable in the humidity, happier somehow in the rain that falls a few minutes every day to somehow provide a break, despite the miserable wetness of it. Rushed streams of thought are forced and flow thickly when they do attempt flow. Herein lies what I am observing on the blogs. Those unaffected by the heat and cludge of mass vacationmanship, those of us with more bills than income and can not get away, we still write. It is at least somewhere for our mind to go, our thoughts vacate to. So you fellow writers still expressing words from your thoughts, who still can, I thank you and delight in bathing myself in their richness. 😄❤