Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It's God's gift from start to finish! We don't play the major role. If we did, we'd probably go around bragging that we'd done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.
Ephesians 2:7-10 The Message

Sunday, January 4, 2009

We're Home!

Well, it has been an interesting vacation but we finally made it home today. I say interesting because first we got a flat on the Yukon last Sunday. We are praising God that it happened in Butch's mom's driveway and not in the middle of an intersection. We needed new tires anyway but were hoping to hold off until February. Not happening! We put new tires on the Yukon on Monday.

Tuesday I had lunch with a couple of friends from high school and borrowed my mom's car. Butch took the kids out to spend their Christmas money. When he pulled into the mall parking lot there was a horrible screeching noise. Turns out the berrings were bad, and had been going out for a few months. So a friend helped him replace those. Again we are praising God that this happened at my mom's where he could do the work himself and not somewhere in between.

Needless to say, it was an expensive vacation!

We didn't have any really bad weather, either going to or returning from Washington. Thank the Lord for that. With all the car troubles we did leave later than planned and didn't make it back in time for church this morning. But it was a refreshing visit, for that we are truly thankful.

Keep praying for us.

1 comment:

This and That said...

Glad you made it home safe and sound!