As we were preparing to have our Bible time in the bus at our hotel here outside of Atlanta, John was coming up with acreative way to taking some health “stuff” without a cup. Since a few in our family have had colds, we’ve been trying some suggestions offered by others to help us stay healthy. One is Grapefruit Seed Extract, which is quite awful tasting, but we’ve found that taking it in orange juice helps mask the flavor. The other thing we’re trying is Emergen-C packets. John made himself a cup, and put the orange juice and grapeseed extract in it (if he had remembered, he would have put the Emergen-C in it as well!)
We had a very blessed conference last night. After getting lost and driving back and forth on one road, we arrived safely at the church for setup. Our Google directions were not accurate so that was the reason for getting lost. The coordinator had provided a delicious supper. Thank you to all that helped. Also a special thanks to Libby and Lucy for their help on dinner! Our setup and pack up went very smoothly for which we were very grateful for. We are now on our way to Atlanta and are looking forward to the weekend conference.
Anna for the rest
“I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.” (Psalms 9:1)
We lived in Florida when I was quite young (from about the time I was one through the age of five), and I have a few memories from those years. One thing I do remember are the pelicans. Dad took Nathan and I fishing a few times, and we would generally be fishing from a pier. The water would be perhaps 15 or 20 feet below us. The pelicans liked to hang around fishermen, and one had to be careful when reeling in a fish that the pelicans didn’t fly by and grab the (hooked) fish!
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.Â But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.Â Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. (Matthew 10:29-31)
For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him (Colossians 1:16)
Our conference on Sullivan’s Island last night went well! Dad gave one new workshop on harnessing the power of a team. I know Dad put a lot of hours of preparation into it, and the session was very powerful. He shared about a yoke of oxen and how similar they are to a husband-wife relationship.
Christopher also gave two new sessions for the young people. The first one stemmed out of his blog posts on ambassadors and how we, as servants of Jesus, are to live as ambassadors for Him. The next one was on the kings of Israel and Judah and what they would say to the youth living today. It is always a challenge to give a session for the first time, but Jesus blessed, and both Christopher and Dad did wonderfully well.
We arrived in Charleston, South Carolina, on Sunday. We have a lot of memories from this area. A couple of years ago (note: a few people who have read this thought this meant currently we have the flu, but we don’t! 🙂 We still appreciate your prayers–the Lord has really protected us from illness this trip, only a few had some minor colds, but none of the older ones, and the ones who had the colds are doing great now.), after a weekend conference, most of the family came down with a stomach virus Saturday night. We were staying in the hotel we are currently in, and we had to be in Shreveport, Louisiana, two days later. With only three healthy (who later got it) ones to pack up, we left several hours later than planned, but the Lord blessed, and we were gratefully able to make it to the conference on time. However, the memories still linger of the miserable time we had!!
“The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea” (Psalms 93:4).
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