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That day was Saturday. We made it through by the grace of God. We didn’t anticipat anything eventful but that was the kind of day it turned into.

Hubby had to cut wood for the woodstove-our sole source of heat so he headed out about Noon. He cuts the wood on his brother’s land about half-hour away and always takes our dog, Naomi, along so she get get some exercise. About 3:30 he called and said he’d lost the truck keys in the woods and I needed to bring my set to him. Rachel and Nick were taking Ashlynn (in our car) to get her picture taken (as if we don’t take enough) so I had to use Nick’s small car to go out there. The ground in the woods was wet from the recent ice storm and I did quite a bit of sliding.

When I got there, Hubby was not where he said he would meet me~PANIC set in. But he showed up momentarily and I was fine. But he wasn’t. He had gotten a tree stuck in other trees and hurt his leg trying to get it out. Then he told me he had accidentally run over Naomi’s tail. She had walked in front of him while he was moving the truck and he didn’t see her.

Later that evening, we were all in the living room and our little toddler, Ashlynn, headed toward the kitchen. She tripped and fell…into the woodstove. We had raised both of our girls around a woodstove and neither had gotten hurt. It was one of those things that just happened so quick. In fact, Hubby hurt his shoulder lunging for her. She only burned one hand a little but to her dad and grandpa took her to the E.R. where they gave her Tylenol with codeine. She slept the rest of the night. Needless to say, I prayed hard. This morning she was fine.

So, now it’s time for Unconscious Mutterings.

I say … and you think … ?

  1. Soldier :: Army
  2. Lipton :: Tea
  3. Reason :: Think through
  4. Terms :: Cash only
  5. Positive :: Attitude
  6. Example :: Shining
  7. Legacy :: Gift
  8. Solo :: Solitary
  9. Instrument :: Piano
  10. Later :: Tomorrow

So, how was your weekend????


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I stand in awe

of His mighty works. I just finished reading BooMama‘s update on the contributions to For Kelli. I’m touched in my deepest part of my heart at the love that has been poured out by our Heavenly Father through each and every one of you. What a mighty God we serve!!!

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Answered Prayer

Sometimes God answers prayer quickly and sometimes His answer is wait. It seems that most of my answers are wait. In this case, however, His answer was swift!

The other week (on a Thursday) my better half came home from work and told me that the plant where he is a machinist was planning to lay off some people and seniority would have nothing to do with the decisions ~ he’s been there 31 years so that came as a shocker. He had been told that he would have to go out into the plant and potentially take as much as 1/2 cut in pay.

In my selfish way, I began to cry and wring my hands, “What are we going to do?” “Am I going to have to go back to work?” Never once thinking about his feelings. Dr. Dobson once said that one of the worst things that could happen to a man is loosing a job in his 50s. Then God asked me, “How shelfish can you be? Don’t you know that I will take care of you?” Did I feel slightly foolish at this point? You bet!

The following Sunday, we asked our brothers and sisters in Christ to pray with us about the situation. Hubby went to work on Monday, noticed that a job has been posted on the board and he decided to apply. The pay would be less but it wouldn’t be cut in half. Then on Tuesday they told him he got the job and would begin today.

PRAISE GOD! He is good and He is in control!

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