Thursday, April 06, 2006

Dirt on my knees ...

The lady who backed into our car in Houston had a funny story to tell as to why she was where she was on Wednesday. She says to me, " look at my knees, you see that dirt? I was in my garden trying to plant my tomato plants when my husband came out and told me he had run out of his medication. So I came to the pharmacy to pick up his prescription and as I was leaving I backed into you car. " We both laughed and found out that she is growing about 12 different varieties of tomato plants - some I have never heard of.
Yesterday evening and into this morning I was feeling pretty rough in/on the left side of my abdomen - possibly due to being poked and prodded by a few doctors and then riding back home the same day. It lightened up a few hours, but then it was on and off till the present. I think a good nights rest is what I need.
The wreck has forced our hand concerning buying a newer used vehicle. We met with an insurance adjuster today. Apparently we have several options which we are praying about. This is not a good time to get a car note (even a low one) with everthing that is going on, but we believe God always has a plan. He will make a way because Jesus is a Waymaker.
I would like to solicit prayer for a man who is about my age, married with 3 kids who was diagnosed with Melanoma about 6 months ago. He has gone through chemo/radiation. Now the cancer has returned with a vengence and is in many areas/systems of his body. He needs a miracle. If you would put his name on your prayer list - Lloyd Kogel - I know he and his family would appreciate it. "All things are possible to him who believes" and "with God, all things are possible" (Jesus)

Here is a really neat story sent to me by Eileen Williams.

Just up the road from my home is a field, with two horses in it. From a distance, each looks like every other horse. But if you stop your car,or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing. Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him. This alone is amazing. If nearby and listening, you will hear the sound of a bell. Looking around for the source of the sound, you will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field. Attached to her halter is a small bell. It lets her blind friend know where she is, so he can follow her. As you stand and watch these two friends, you'll see how she is always checking on him, and that he will listen for her bell and then slowly walk to where she is, trusting that she will not lead him astray. When she returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, she stops occasionally and looks back, making sure her friend isn't too far behind to hear the bell. Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges. He watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us when we are in need. Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by the little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives. Other times we are the guide horse, helping others see. Good friends are like this..........You don't always see them, but you know they are always there. Please listen for my bell and I'll listen for yours.
"I'll pray for you, you pray for me."
What a beautiful story! I don't think I can top that one, so I will say God bless and good night. Have a fantastic Friday. Go and be a blessing!

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