Romans 5:3-5

"We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems or trials, for we know they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disapointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love." Romans 5:3-5

Thursday, 19 January 2012


We are back into the swing of routine after a much needed Christmas break.  We had a great Christmas with about the right amount of "busy" and "relaxing". 

We are humbled again and again by the out pouring of care and support from so many.  Your prayers and encouragement are such a blessing to out hearts.  So much kindness....thank you!  XO

A couple years ago I happened upon a lady in the mall who lay unconscious.  She is diabetic and was in a diabetic comma.  I was able to get her some juice and stay with her and her husband while they waited for help.  We bump into each other now and again here in town.  About a year (or so) ago she received an islet transplant and the change in her health is AMAZING!!! 

Just after Christmas she came into the store to see me with all her boys in tow.  They had collected bottles and wanted to give the earnings to Zach.    This is the note they gave to us,

"..We pray that Zach is doing well with his treatments.  The boys would like to donate some of their bottle money to help Zach.  Best regards, Gabe, Nathan, Evan and Ben I hope you get better, I pray for Zach."

 We are so grateful for the generosity of so many that have blessed us in SO many different ways.
Thank you.

Zach has had strep again since Christmas and did 10 days of antibiotics.  He has a bad cough and a sore throat.  We are waiting for the genetic testing to come back from Maryland...trying to wait patiently.
Thankful for your prayers.