"So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him"
The poinsettias are ready for shipping.
How often do we prepare, or get ready for things/ outings?
It's good to be ready for things, but I ask myself, am I ready for Jesus' return? I would like to think that I am, but I am reminded that the way to prepare for that is to choose obedience. I know that I fail so often in obeying my heavenly Father. I am so thankful that He forgives me over and over. Why bother, then to choose obedience? The answer is simple: out of gratitude. And so my list of gratitude continues...
-His grace and His forgiveness
-prayer partner programs
-first poinsettia shipping this week!
-a third grader's obsession with learning cursive
-Paul, our official family taxi driver
-how she lunges over to get a hug from her big brother
-how he excitedly came home and shared with me that his story was chosen for the Tri School Creative Writing competition
-the joy that we experienced from visiting our children's classes
-finding my purpose to cleaning my home and completing my fourth day of 31 days to clean: Having a Martha House the Mary Way
-getting invited to attend our nephew's church to hear the African Children's Choir
-Deborah sitting in church for the first time (listening to the choir) and asking "More??" every time they left to get ready for their next set
-his willingness every year to take the children trick or treating
-running our race in support of Edu Deo Ministries
-the money raised for Edu Deo Ministries to help children in developing countries receive a quality education rooted in a Biblical worldview (over 65 000 was raised)!