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

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Past Few days...

The past few days we have rested, after camp I am always exausted. Said goodbye to my mom last Monday, so thankful for her coming out and staying with Sandy (the dog) and Becca. Well, Becca was only here part of the week.

We had a wonderful visit from our friends from Lake Tapps on Saturday and Sunday. Took them up to Bench Lake and let the kids fish. Caught 2 Trout and cooked them up for lunch the next day. Said goodbye to them yesterday after church.

Today we went out with the intention of picking Huckleberries but ended up at Forlorn Lakes instead. We wish we would have packed up the camping gear so we could have stayed up there longer. The kids fished but the ones that were nibbling were too little. The water was nice and I wish I had my suit so I could swim. I usually am not a fan of lake swimming but the water was clear and the lake bottom didn't look too mucky!

No Huckleberries though. We found some bushes with red ones on them but we want the purple ones. Maybe next week after the kids go to school we'll go up for a day and pick some.

Speaking of school it starts next week. Becca is in 7th grade, Spencer is in 10th , and Grady is in 11th. Grady is also taking Running Start so he will have 3 classes at school, and 4 Running Start Classes online. His Running Start Classes don't start until September 21 so he will have a couple of boring weeks. I think he won't mind!

I'm working on our prayer letter. Should get it out in the next few days. Until then just keep praying for our ministry in Glenwood. Things are going well. We are working on a few things. Butch is wanting to go back to school. He is looking into Summit Bible College, which offers Distance Learning. I can go for free so it will be a good thing for both of us. Pray that the finances will come through so we can get registered in time to start the Fall quarter.

Thanks for praying!!!!

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