Thursday, May 14, 2009

Here and There

Well, I had said that I had tons to blog about, and that is quite true. I just haven't had the time to sit down and blog, ya' know?

Our church has seen a few of its members go home to Glory lately. It is a bittersweet time, to be sure. You may have read over at Donya's blog that her husband's aunt (our pastor's aunt also) passed away about two weeks ago. We got a call early yesterday morning saying that their grandmother (the mother of the mentioned aunt) also passed away. Very much of Pastor's family go to church with us. The temporary separation is of course hard, but it hits a lot of people very close to home.

Pastor's mother is usually the one who heads up funeral food arrangements, but since she is grieving along with the rest of her family, a lot of people have been getting in there and helping with the arrangements. It's also a time that I've been particularly thankful to be a homeschooling parent, where I can decide with the direction of the Lord, what they need in their education. What an opportunity for character building! It's been a good time for my little ones to help out, to see others working together for the Lord, and to teach them about servanthood. We try to teach these things daily, but these circumstances have allowed the children to use these skills in a way they've not used them yet.

Please pray for Pastor's family during this time.

On a more chipper note, here's a shot of my two clowns with fake mustaches. Big sillies!

2 edifying expressions:

Tammy said...

So sorry to hear about the sad times. We have lost some dear members of our church in TX lately, too!

...Makes me think about Heaven!

Kristi said...

It's nice to hear how God's people pull together and fill in the gap when they're truly needed, isn't it?

And I love homeschooling for the same reason. It gives such an opportunity to teach our children how to minister to shut ins, those who need encouragement...those who are hurting.

I'm sorry your church is hurting too. We know all too well how that is. We lost three of our dear members (pillars in our church) within a matter of just a few weeks. It was really devestating for all of us. But the Lord blesses and fills those empty seats with more precious people!

Hope you had a good Mother's Day!!

~Kristi