But as the picture shows, I've got another reason too. Our middle child, Ruth, had to have emergency surgery yesterday to remove her appendix. She is recovering well and having some pain. Ruth has been strong and patient. Much more than her dad has.
What a busy, emotional but good week. We've seen God work and heard His voice many times. I have a great family. I have a great church family as well.
This weekend will be good with a community meeting for the Give Back Foundation (Saturday at 11:30am at Collinsville library; everyone is invited), a picnic to celebrate 20 years of work for Raceway Ministries here in Martinsville (every volunteer is invited; 5pm Saturday in the infield at Martinsville Speedway), a wedding my wife and daughter hope to attend (Motsch family from church), an exciting worship experience (Sunday at 10:10am be there), and the 3rd info meeting for The Community Dream Center (5pm Sunday at Refuge Temple church on Clearview Drive in Martinsville; everyone is invited). Big stuff. More vision to share.
I continue to claim Hebrews 12:12 that says we are to strengthen our tired hands and get a better grip and strengthen our weak knees through prayer and moving forward. Join me and our team as we step forward to serve others and love God with our lives.