We’re starting in on bus work again! One step is to cut out the bathroom that came originally in the bus. We’ve heard it’s not an easy process.
John + Quickie Saw = A Job Well Done
We are a little discouraged, because Dad and John found the bus windows still leak 🙁 . We are very disappointed with the place we had originally had the work done last summer, and then we took it back to them last fall after we discovered the leaking windows. We thought they had fixed it, but no, they’re still leaking. Please pray for Dad as he figures out how to fix the problem!
Sarah for the rest
“O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust…” (Psalms 7:1).
May each one of us count the blessings Lord has given us. How the years go by quickly 🙂 .
Sarah for the family
“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night” (Psalms 1:1-2).
Tuesday, we went to an assisted care facility here in town and sang! It was such a thrill to see the joy on the elderly peopleâ€™s faces as they listened eagerly to what was being shared and sang. We also enjoyed seeing two of the residents that had been at the nursing home where we have church who are now living at the assisted care facility.
I got the privilege of talking to a 101 year old lady. She had such a sweet personality as she told me about her experiences when she grew up in Alaska by the Yukon. Her father was in the military, so they lived in the fort, and she also told me how the military men tamed a bear. She said that the bear especially liked candy! I cannot imagine how different society was 100 years ago than it is now. It is always a privilege getting a glimpse of what life was like back then, and ministering to the older saints.
Delighting in Jesus, Anna
“The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow…” (Psalms 146:9)
So far none of our children have gotten their driverâ€™s license until they were eighteen or older. That is pretty unusual when most teens drive as soon as they are legally old enough to do so. Our children would have liked to have driven at younger ages, but they had learned to value the income the Lord was giving them. They were making decisions based on the leading of the Lord and being good stewards of the finances He had given to them. Insurance is high for teens so until they needed to be able to drive â€“ usually work related â€“ they didnâ€™t get their licenses.
Sometime before that point, Steve and I would decide it would be good for that teen to get his learnerâ€™s permit so that he would have plenty of driving experience with us before being on his own. With our insurance, a driver with a permit does not increase the insurance rates. That means the children can learn to drive without a financial impact to them.
We have appreciated the driving maturity in our children that comes with waiting two or three years beyond the legal driving age to get a driverâ€™s license. Plus the children have saved a great deal of money on insurance by being patient and waiting for the need to arise before getting a driverâ€™s license.
Recently Joseph (19) and John (18)Â purchased a used truck and trailer in order to begin doing some construction-type work together. The day after the house passed its final inspection in March, the boys went to get their driversâ€™ licenses.
Trusting in Jesus,
â€œMy son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understandingâ€ (Proverbs 5:1).
6 slices bread, cubed
1 lb sausage, cooked and crumbled
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
(optional: our addition, 3 or 4 slices Velveeta cheese, torn into small pieces)
12 eggs lightly beaten
4 cups milk
1 tsp salt
Layer bread, sausage, and cheese in a buttered 9×13â€ baking dish (if you prefer not to use Velveeta, it can be easily omitted). Combine all other ingredients. Pour over the bread, sausage, and cheese layer. Refrigerate overnight. Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until cooked.
This is a delicious casserole that we enjoy! There are a few variations you can try. Instead of bread recently, we used biscuit flops 🙂 , and the result was great. You can also use hamburger meat instead of sausage.