It’s been a while since I’ve written on my blog and I’m itching to get back to it. The past two months have been so crammed with studying for various speaking obligations, visiting with family, and traveling from place to place, that I just haven’t had the time or energy for much else. Here is an overview of our last two months:
Arrived in Oklahoma July 6. Two and a half weeks were spent doing last minute preparations for Julia’s wedding. A trip to Missouri was fit into that two and half weeks. We flew to California July 27th. We spent time with family, visited five different congregations who have helped us financially one way or another. I also gave two lessons at a ladies day. One day we spent a few hours in San Francisco, and on another day we went to Yosemite. We flew back to Oklahoma July Aug. 24.
We spent one night with Julia and Lee, and then hit the road again, this time heading east. We visited a congregation in Muskogee, OK, then after services met up with an online friend whom I’d never met before, then continued east. We spent a week in Sevierville,TN where were had the privilege of attending Polishing the Pulpit. George spoke once and I spoke twice. Our family then took a couple of days for some family time and went to a bluegrass festival in North Carolina. (Anyone who knows us knows there are certain family members who are especially interested in this genre of music, and we all enjoyed the day very much).
Back to Knoxville we went, where we spent the weekend with Jody and Evelyn Apple. We then made our way to Cleveland where we spent a couple of nights. We had the opportunity to meet a couple for lunch, the Marshalls. who were responsible for their congregation donating money so that we could print some evangelism booklets which George has written.
We now find ourselves in South Carolina, where we will spend the weekend visiting with the North Charleston congregation. After the weekend we will head back to Knoxville, so that all of us can make a visit to a dentist for what will hopefully be only routine cleanings. We’ll have a few more stops and then Roundhouse will be kind of like our grand finale before heading back to Africa October 6.
It’s all been good, but I’m definitely ready to be in one place for a while, and since my home is in Africa, I’m ready to go home. I am looking forward to unpacking my suitcase!
One of the lessons I delivered a lesson at PTP was on the topic of being a successful mom. I certainly don’t claim to be a perfect mom – there’s no such thing, but I do know that it is possible to be a successful mom if we look to God’s word for instructions, and then we make the firm resolve to live it.
IIt’s too long to post in one blog entry, so I’ve decided to do a series of blog entries on the topic, so be forewarned. I’m thinking about posting this particular series on a certain day of the week, doing one per week. We’ll see.
Have a great weekend!