Friday, June 13
Abby as a pioneer: She studied all about the Oregon Trail
The whole group: The girl with the yellow box was the ark of the
covenant and she held up a jar with bread in it for the jar of manna,
a stick for Aaron's staff and paper ten commandments.
Below is a section I found from an article about the items in the ark of the covenant and although I have studied this subject many times I learned a few new things so I hope it will bless you too!
"These three articles were preserved in the ark throughout Israel’s history as an unpleasant symbol of man’s sins and shortcomings, a reminder of how they rejected God’s provision, authority and right standard of living. It pointed to man as a helpless sinner.
It may have been uncomfortable to think that God’s splendor was so close to the three articles associated with man’s sinfulness. But this is where God’s provision comes in. When God looked down from His presence above the ark, He did not see the reminders of sin. They were covered by a necessary object — the atonement cover. "
If you would like to read more about the tabernacle you can go to the website below:
View from the new parking garage
The tall building in the back is the stadium
Monday, June 9
Abby in the waiting room!
I just had to take a picture of him because he was such a gift from God. We were referred to him by our dermatologist and had no idea who he was. As soon as he walked in the room the first time we met him it was amazing. He was so kind and gentle. I had such a peace about him treating Abby. The whole experience was just amazing. She felt almost no pain which I credit to his gentle and slow approach and of course God being in control of the entire procedure. Praise God for providing this wonderful doctor for us! This situation was definitely a faith builder to me as I daily had to give this over to the Lord (waiting many years knowing the mole needed to be removed) and He of course carried me through every step of the way! My mother died from melanoma 11 years ago and that type of cancer is heriditary so it definitely had to be taken off.
College Church of the Nazarene, Nampa, Idaho
We were so excited because we got to meet the author of
some books that we ordered from the internet when we lived in Alabama
several years ago. He has two more books out so we of course bought them.
The kids can't wait to read them. You can check them
out at http://www.scripturesleuth.com/
We had no idea that Matt was from Boise.
Taking a lunch break! The girls had fun in their class that
was on Friday and Saturday. They played games and made
crafts. Kendall went on Saturday to a class on public
speaking and communication.
And here we are at lunch break. Amelia is spending the day
with Gma and Gpa! Monty got to join us on Saturday.
We have so many second stores here and I have found many
This is the library we go to the most. It is such a nice place
to go. Everyone that works there is very nice and helpful.
They have a very nice section for the children. They have
toys and puzzles for them to play with and the best thing is
a bathroom in the children's area.
Here is Kendall looking up a book on the computer.
Wednesday, June 4
We went out shopping to our Goodwill store and also Craft Warehouse. We had such a great time they couldn't get me to leave. They were trying to get me to go home but I just couldn't understand why we would go home when we were just beginning to have such a great time together. Little did I know again! They had told me there were no other surprises.......and why did I believe them? I still had no idea what would be next! The doorbell rings and I should have realized something was happnening but I didn't.
It was my other very good friend, Diane, from Louisiana. She used to live in Montgomery where we became very close friends.
It was not easy for Diane to come and visit me. She also has
5 children and one of them has very special needs which makes
it even more difficult to leave. Her husband travels and is gone
several days out of the week so she definitely deserved a
vacation. I so appreciate ALL the sacrifices she and her family
made just for me!
Here we are all together once again! What a happy time!
And of course I had to show you the man behind the great plan!
The girls planned the trip and my wonderful husband devised a way
to make it a surprise. Needless to say, he pulled it off very well!
He also should be praised for driving around his 4 wives! We all
had many good laughs about that. He was a trooper putting up
with all the chic flick movies, late night decorating, organizing the
pantry (thanks Diane!) and much more!
Well, little did I know when I opened the door to greet them it was my sister, Melinda. (I haven't seen her since we moved last August from Montgomery Alabama) At first I thought, "oh know!, Gabe and Katie are coming too!" but then she told me she was Gabe and Katie. A few minutes later one of my best friends appeared at the front door! I just couldn't believe my eyes! I truly felt like I was going to have a heart attack from the shock of it all! It was the biggest surprise I have had in my life! I then realized that they had come for my 40th birthday! What a gift!
And then I see my friend, Angela!!!! And I need to mention that Angela has never flown, never been away this far from her 5 boys! My sister also is very busy and keeps her grandbaby so it was HUGE deal for her also to make arrangements to come and see me!
What a GREAT day! I will never ever forget it!
Part 2 to my story coming soon!