See- all around
See- all around
built to destroy
a peaceful day
a calm heart
a gentle soul.
For He Rules All.
over and over.
Love Is Abundant,
Dear Jesus, how do you accomplish so much in a single moment?
Betty became my friend 32 years ago; the minute I met her. We were both in our early 30’s. We were both living in Pope Valley bringing up a family with children.
Betty was as loyal a friend as they come.
I laugh now at how Betty always said my name: Shelly.
She said my name with an exclamation point at the end of it- or two!!
She said it as though I was to come to attention; Ten-hut Shelly!
“Shelly” was said as though I was sleeping and was being called to awaken- like breakfast had been waiting a long time for me.
Betty’s tent was worn and her time had come. The last time I saw Betty she said this to me, “Shelly!!…No one ever said we’d get out of this alive.”
Betty…!! You rest in my heart. With faith I trust you have made a camp with Jesus.
Betty had an aggressive cancerous brain tumor. After her diagnosis she had only some weeks to live here on earth. Her faith never wavered, not once. She gave me courage to love each day- no matter what. She left me with a remarkable gift- love. She left me with a chuckle – “No one ever said we’d get out of this alive!”
The Church of Christ might be like plants. Some plants look different than others. In a lens view you can see many differences. Still, they all belong in the same place. Maybe Jesus made us all different so we can hold different qualities, views, perspectives and opportunities. I like to think we are all put here to prevail HIS will. I like to think we compliment each other like the plants that make a garden beautiful. These creations were made to be beautiful.
to show us
is faithful promise
es la promesa fiel.
A small contingency of a variety of ages and genders departed for Rosarito, Mexico very early the day after Christmas. After twelve hours of caravanning we arrived at our base camp. The camp had bunks and beds, pillows and sheets, showers (some days) and a kitchen that produced dozens of pieces of bacon every morning. With bacon at the head of every breakfast, fresh eggs, Sonia’s salsa and prayer; we began each day.
After years of dormant Spanish speaking; some of my abilities with Spanish returned. But sometimes there are better things than words. A loving gaze, a reassuring smile, a gentle touch, a piece of bacon; these things communicate well too. The people we met were open to our efforts. They were kind to our group and thankful.
My husband Archie and I have added Mexico to our prayers. We ask you to pray too for the people in Mexico. We ask you to pray for the orphans and the young girls that have been trafficked. We ask you to pray for the families.
Thanks for reading and for praying….