Good News and Our Time

We continue to see the Lord’s Hand on every aspect of this transmission replacement. We received a call from the shop. Upon pulling the transmission, they found that it was actually the new style of transmission. So, the good news is, instead of sending the transmission up to Grand Rapids and waiting while it was rebuilt, they were able to order one right away. They should have it “in hand” Friday or Monday. Lord willing, Uriah should be repaired and ready for us to re-inhabit early next week.

We had a nice evening last night. A sweet family has treated us to Chick-Fil-A. What a blessing! Thank you!

This morning, we set out in kayaks. A neighbor had previously allowed us to use two of their kayaks so we could all go out together. Dad talked with them, and they happily said we could use the kayaks again.

It took awhile to get settled in our kayaks, but then we headed for the Gulf. The inlet in our back “yard” takes you out to the Gulf if you go far enough. It was easy going since we were flowing with the tide. Reminds me of a spiritual analogy. As Christians, we are to go against the tide (the world). If we go with the tide, life can sail along pretty smoothly, because doing what the world wants is easy. It doesn’t require “hard decisions”. “… know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” James 4:4

Anyway, after we got out to the Gulf, we turned around, and that’s when the going become hard. But, with consistent, steady strokes, we made progress.

We look forward to church tonight :-).


This is the main area we saw manatees last time, so we went there this morning after going to the Gulf, but no manatees. Joseph spotted one from the river house, though!

“It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High” (Psalms 92:1).

6 thoughts on “Good News and Our Time”

  1. That is such great news about the transmission! Such a faithful God! Just to clarify for us ‘Aussie’s’ there are often things we don’t quite understand that you mention on the blog & in the Moody books, but today I will venture to ask what is a Chik-Fil-A? Am sure most things we don’t quite get is just the cross-culture.
    Chick-Fil-A is a commendable “fast food” chain of restaurants. They aren’t open on Sundays so their employees can go to church. They don’t serve any beef and have very clever billboards depicting cows encouraging customers to eat more chicken. Consistently, you will find their staff to be incredibly gracious and helpful. An example of the attitude was a promotion we noticed at this store which was called Mom’s valet service. Moms with children can go through the drive-through and place their order. Then they park and by the time they have unloaded the children and gotten inside they will have their food and drinks at a table waiting for them. We really appreciate the company, its goals and ethics.

  2. Chik-fli-a is a great place to eat. I enjoy their food. šŸ™‚ Glad the transmission problem worked out better than expected!

  3. It is so powerfully encouraging to see the Lord’s Hand at work in your lives! Praise God for the good news about the transmission.

  4. Thank you for the explanation on the Chik-Fil-A: what a great thing to be doing! Our guess wasn’t even close & we have been wondering about the manatees, but your other post kinda helps us work out what they are from the photos: lots of homeschooling opportunities right here on your blog for us to work out!! We googled Taco Bell after one post to see what that was about!

  5. We ate at Chik-Fil-A for the first time last moth. The food was good,
    but the service was great!!! A man came to our table more than once to see if we needed anything. Oh, and if you want a refill of your drink, just tell him which one you want and he’ll get it for you! I didn’t know they didn’t serve beef!

    Keep coming, Uriah! You’re almost there! You need to get your strength back! Praying!

    God bless! Rebecca K.

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