I apologize for the lack of updates over the past couple of weeks…it’s gotten a little bit crazy around here! Just to prove that I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth, I decided to share a few pictures with you to show what I’ve/we’ve been doing lately! Everybody likes pictures, right?!
First off, we had a wonderful time of reconnecting with my grandparents in South Carolina. We took a side trip to Charleston, too, which was gorgeous! The plate of food you see in the picture is southern cooking at its finest: joint-effort chicken bog made by both my grandparents. Mmmmm!
Next, I’ve been dog-sitting for Nick & Brooke while they’re suffering at the beach. Rocco wanted my breakfast on Sunday as you can see, but I needed the calories for myself! :o)
Lastly, after my diabetes diagnosis, I have been watching the Lord work in ways only He can (!), researching, going to the doctor, eating differently, pricking my finger, and tonight for the first time…poking my belly flab to give myself some insulin. Surprisingly enough, it didn’t hurt at all (thank the Lord!). These pictures are to prove that if I can do it, anybody can (with God’s grace, of course!). I received a good report from the doctor today…my kidneys, liver, etc. are fine, as is my blood pressure and all that good stuff!
A heads up, I meet with the dietitian on Thursday afternoon, I have two weddings this weekend (my first weddings without cake, yikes!), and I begin band camp from 9-9 on Monday! Yay!
So, thank you all again so much for your prayers and support. I really appreciate your love. Each and every one of you is a blessing.
The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; Your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of Your hands. ~Psalm 138:8~
P.S.- I’m not trying to make the church blog all about me or anything, I just thought it would be easier to update everybody all at once this way for now! :o)
Tuesday, July 29 Men’s Morning Meditations=CANCELED (will resume on Tuesday, August 12!) 8:00 a.m.- Two Sarahs go to the doctor: me Sarah & Barbara’s Sara! Your prayers are greatly appreciated! :o)
Wednesday, July 30 7:00 p.m.- Evening Service. We will continue our evangelism series. Aaaaand…I would love to have your kids in our class in the back. We will be learning about Daniel in the lion’s den (Daniel 6:1-23), showing that God deserves our loyalty. Happy Anniversary to Roger & Gina! ❤ Happy Birthday to Caitlin!
Jenna *Elaina- her friend whose mom passed away from cancer recently
Harry *feeling dizzy
Wayne & Family *Steve B.- Sherry’s uncle in ICU
Kim & Family *Simon (Anthony’s brother)
*Anthony- job situation
*All 3 of Kim’s Brothers
*Kim’s sister’s job situation
Traveling *Nick & Brooke
*Wayne & Sherry and Family
*Daniel & Laura and Family
Me I really appreciate all the prayers, love, hugs, and smiles (and yes, Sherry, even your tears!) over the past couple of days. Things could be a whole lot worse and I am so grateful that it is just diabetes! It is interesting to note that my kids’ lesson last night was on “we can worship God no matter what!” Isn’t God so wonderful in His timing?!?! :o) He’s workin’ it out for my good as Elder Ward would say! So, thanks for all your love…I love you all and couldn’t ever ask for more precious brothers and sisters in Christ! Psalm 89-92
We had a great time of fun, food, and of course fellowship this last Saturday! God’s love for us shone through our love for each other in many ways…down to giving away the last piece of Sis. Anita’s chocolate pie!
Tuesday, July 22 Men’s Morning Meditations=CANCELED (will resume on Tuesday, August 12!) Happy Birthday to Mollie!
Wednesday, July 23 7:00 p.m.- Evening Service. We will continue our evangelism series. I would love to have your kids in our class in the back. We will be learning about Daniel’s friends being safe in the fiery furnace (Daniel 3:1-30), proving that we can worship God no matter what!
Saturday, July 26 Happy Birthday to Rosemary!
Sunday, July 27 10:00 a.m.- Sunday School (Jeremiah 24:1-10; 2 Chronicles 36:15-21)
11:00 a.m.- Sunday Morning Worship (1 Peter 4)
6:00 p.m.- Sunday Evening Worship (Exodus 20)
*Devotion: hmmm…let me guess…nobody!
*Ushers: Tom & Roger (alternates: Harry & Jason) Happy Anniversary to Paul & Barbara!
Memory Check!!!! How far along are you in Psalm 119?! Cheryl’s done! :o) ESVKJVNKJV
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – And…for your weekly laugh… Josh Harris posted this on his blog and I thought it was hilarious, but maybe I’m just weird!
Check it out for yourself: Piper’s in a Gang?!
I’ll leave you all a little something to chew on while I’m away for this week.
Over at GirlTalk, the Mahaney girls always have some excellent stuff to read. This is a great reminder of how we need to be aware of sin in our lives, even when we’re on vacation!
Here’s a taste to leave you wanting more:
As my dad is in the habit of reminding people: indwelling sin doesn’t take a vacation. As long as we’re in this world, we can’t escape it. We can’t get in the car and leave it behind. We take it with us. Everywhere.
In fact, it seems to me as if new sins sneak into my luggage.