Sunday, March 16, 2008

Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:19, 20

I believe this verse so much and was made very real for me last sunday and through this week. I am so thankful to God for the protection he provided for my family inlcuding Emily. You might say, "but didn't she get hurt", yes she did, but it could have been worse. She is still with me, she lost several teeth but they are and baby teeth a will grow back in, it may take a while but she will be fine. I thank God for providing for me before Emily's accident, after christmas I was in Kroger's and looking at some after christmas sale items they had, there happened to be this small blender that is perfect for blending small amounts of things that was normaly priced at $29.99 and I got it for $3.00. This small blender was perfect for blending up smoothies and milk shakes for emily in just the right amount without wasting a bunch. A large blender which I have would not have done as well with small amounts. We had just finally found a good dentist for the our family to go to and Emily had just had her teeth checked so now we have a dentist to go to for a follow up appountment to have mouth looked at without having to go back to the hospital to the clinic which would probably be more expensive. I am also thankful for my friends who called and offered their help, support and prayers, it meant so much to me. God has provided me with such a great circle of people who care. In my life of sin I did not have that support. My pastors wife called me about everyday to let me know she was just a call away and would come if I needed her help. Your so sweet Sis. Stetler.

In reality was this week hard, yes, but I am still thankful for his guidance, grace, and help through this week. He was there to pick me up when I tired of a long day caring for Emily. He is ever true, and is always right beside us. I love the Lord and want to follow him wherever he may lead.