My husband and I must drive 40 minutes to get to church and no matter what the season it is always a worship experience. The diversity of God’s expression of love for us is simply amazing. Today I give thanks for
#1354 clouds making shadows on mountains. One shadow looked like a giant eagle this morning. It stretched across two mountains – now that is a big screen!
#1355 real vultures swooping over our car on their way to breakfast. They were like mini pteradactyls, quite spectacular.
#1356 the huge, circular bales of hay sitting in the fields, the hard work of our parishioners.
#1357 cows chewing their cud as we speed by
#1358 the crisp morning air that gives a spring to your step and has you bringing out the jackets and sweaters you have not seen in 6 months–a new wardrobe!
#1359 fields that have given up their fruits.
And then this happened. My husband was listening to the radio this morning and he heard that a man had been arrested for embezzling $100,000 from the local American Legion. They said the man’s name and he knew it was he. This man had had my sister fired accusing her of embezzling funds. She was the manager of the Legion, had been for 35 years. She handled the money. She was beginning to notice cash was disappearing. She had to go. He was on the Board of Directors. He was in power over her and she left in disgrace. She never stole a dime, but he said she did. She has suffered for 3 1/2 years awaiting this verdict. It came this morning! I continue to give thanks
#1360 that my sister found enough strength to hold on.
#1361 that Jesus sent his angels along her long hard journey.
#1362 that Dave Rising became a psychologist even though his father said he should become a minister. I believe his wise counsel kept my sister alive.
#1363 for everyone who stood by my sister’s side, especially those who gave her jobs, convinced of her innocence.
#1364 that my sister has a closer walk with Jesus.
#1365 and that healing may now begin.
He is with us,