(Written Thursday, April 4, 2019)
Arghh… I was really quite stressed about a little something that the Lord resolved today. It’s one of…
- If you’ve been following the blog for any amount of time, you’ll know that just over a year after our arrival, Missions giving allowed the church to buy a John Deere ride-on lawn mower to keep the church yard’s 1.2 acres in check. Well… despite a tune-up in the fall, it wasn’t starting. That’s what was stressing me. BUT… after getting a new fuse for the battery charger yesterday and charging the battery all night, today, she started and I was able to get the top part of the yard done. Now the yard is looking tidy for church on Sunday. You have no idea how un-mechanical I am, so for that whole thing to work out…. “Shock & awe!” Thank you Lord!
- Secondly, today, I’m thankful for a church lawn full of these wild grape hyacinths. Back home, if we wanted any, we bought bulbs & planted them. Here, they apparently thrive in the wild because the upper part of the lawn is filled with them (I managed to mow around them so as to not lose them until they’re done blossoming). You can see them dotting the lawn in the photo below.
- Finally, today Timo got his second pre-molar removed. His braces were put on back in September, but for whatever reason, 4 pre-molars are only being removed now – to make room for the other teeth to come into place. “What’s the GoodThing about that?” you ask. I’m thankful that the Lord is providing Liz with translation work in Canada. That work is paying for these procedures. While we have public health care here, it only pays for a fraction of othodontics and our missions support is not enough to cover such extras. The Lord is providing!
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A lawn mower is one of the biggest annoyances I know of! Best wishes!
LOL… the boys would be on the same page Michele. What’s more, now that I have bees, part of me would like to turn the whole lower part of the yard (about an acre) into a big, fat, flower-rich meadow!! #TheTemptationIsReal 🙂