A New Year Without Fear (click)
by Dr. Adrian Rogers
It's New Year's Eve and Monday. Laundry Day. Don is at the Monday Morning Men's Prayer & Devotional time. George has invited Don to breakfast afterward. I'm off to do the laundry. I'll be back later.
We finally got our mail from our forwarding service. Lots of Christmas cards and pictures. We love the Christmas letter we received from my niece's hubby, Ken, and the unique family picture. (If you can't get everyone together in one setting, there is a way to get everybody's face on one 4"x5" picture. But you have to be much more tech savvy than I am, which Ken is: way tech savvy.)Also, received a Christmas letter from the Zacharys in Noble, OK. Congratulations to Cynthia on the adoption of beautiful Kearra & Cearra. And congratulations to Kearra & Cearra for being so blessed to be a part of such a loving, caring family.
And then there was the Christmas card and picture of Frank and Bettye Boydstun's prodigy, Beth, Rachel, Dinah & Franklyn from Macomb, OK. Frank was/is the worship leader at Macomb Baptist Church where Don was pastor for a year before we begin this RV ministry. Upon our arrival at Macomb Baptist Church, I had not seen Frank since I was in the 5th grade and he in the 2nd grade in Blooming Grove, Texas. Central Baptist Church, BG, TX was Frank's dad's first pastorate. You can imagine how amazed we were when we discovered we had been in each other's world in another time. From Blooming Grove, Texas to Macomb, Oklahoma... wow! We miss & love them and seeing their picture made us happy and sad at the same time... I think that's called "mixed emotions." Are you practicing the key board, yet, Bethie?
James Brockhaus, Congratulations! regarding your 80th birthday celebration with friends and family. Sure wish we could have been there to share the joy of your day with you. I recall your 50th wedding anniversay celebration and how much fun we had. James, that picture of you and me is still one of my most treasured. Happy birthday! a few days late.
Stephanie, Rick and family sent one of those cute singing Christmas cards. Looking forward to their trip to Hawaii next summer, the card plays the Hawaiian Christmas song while Santa lounges under a palm tree. Hey, we have those here.
For all the other Christmas cards we received, thank you so much for remembering us. They have served to decorate our RV.
~~~~Fairly quiet day. Made a trip into Casa Grande to Wal-Mart. Don took our shower apart, but the RV store in town was closed, so that repair job will have to wait until Wednesday.
While we were at George & Nancy's Sunday, I got a great idea from Nancy: a sheer curtain over our huge mirror in the bedroom. I was fortunate to find a sheer that matches our quilt perfectly. We love the warmer, homey effect of the curtain. Tonight we took dinner over to Larry & Linda Meyer at the High Chaparral. They were in this park, but moved to the HC. Linda had a bicycle accident and really messed up her pelvic bone. She can't put more than 50# on it at the present time. QR folks have been taking meals over every night for the past month. She's doing really good, just going to be a long time healing. We ate with them and then played a game of "Pegs & Jokers." Don and Larry beat Linda and I FOUR times! We had never played this game before and Don really liked it. I wonder why? I didn't much care for it. I wonder why? :~] My apologies to Linda for not taking another picture with her eyes open. She's a beautiful lady. We had a great time of fun and fellowship. Don and I got back home at exactly 12:00 A.M... Happy New Year!!