Band Family Practice

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!πŸ˜„β€

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The Selling of The Minivan

We recently bought a newer suv. Our old one was still running dependably but the things wrong with it were mounting, windows and doors that did not work properly being the main issues. It was time for us to get a maintenance friendly vehicle that would work.

So I put the word out and turns out my husband’s niece needed the minivan and her husband is a mechanic so no worries on fixing it up. Praise God! She felt blessed and I was glad tonhave a good home for her.

I have had that minivan for 7 years and had 177,000 miles racked up on it. We practically lived in that van, a great van for life for us. A lot of memories were in that van. A lot of good accomplished, a lot of meaningful tasks accomplished via that tool God had entrusted to us. Now she is still being used for good in our family and will have new life breathed into her. Praise God!

And we start a new experience and tool for good. A new suv God entrusted us with to use in His service and our own. Praise God!❀

End of May

May was by far the busiest season of my life. We had baseball, my work picking up, homeschool, babysitting grandbaby, looking after mom, housework, renovating, new car hunt and purchase, garden planting and maintenance, church, and a host of other odds and ends and visits and sleepovers and art classes and wow, it exhausts me thinking about it!

But all through it, I have learned the art and mystical beauty of drawing closer and depending humbly on God and not trying to do everything myself. And I am still here, all are doing well, we made it. And I feel we are so very blessed! Not because I muscled through but the opposite. I put it into thr hands of my very capable God who loves me and I love deeply. The more humble I am, the more He blesses us. What an amazing God we serve! πŸ˜„ ❀ ❀ ❀

Memorial Day Blessings

May those we’ve lost be not forgot.

May those who served be blessed.

For service us was serving God

And they took eternal rest.

For when we give our lives for friends

We show what Jesus did for us

So may the families left behind

Find comfort, hope and rest.❀

Delight in Humble Serving

Today my family served the Lord through serving our Great Aunts Evelyne and Ellen for the day. We stayed all day and it was beautiful. From cleaning out their fridge, hanging a new American flag, cleaning out a plumbing clog, lubricating the garage door, filling nail holes, etc., all was wonderful and gave great joy to all of us. There is little better than serving the Lord together as a family. And right now, I am tired, as we all are, but I, as we all are, am teaming with joy and breathing heartily and contentedly. Praise God!!! ❀

Selfish Thought

My 15 year old amazing roller blades broke recently. I was pouting as my replacements are heavier and uncomfortable and hurt after just a few turns around the place. Here I just was stuck in stupid until the Holy Spirit snapped me out of it. There are people without shoes, people without a roof, people without a Bible, people without a pillow, people without air conditioning. And here I am in full stupid regalia whining about a luxury. Whoa. Floored me. I like my skates now. I will wear them and smile. I will bless where I go and someday I am sure there will be roller blading in heaven.πŸ˜„β€