1. Loved one coming back! This week I was shocked to find out that someone for whom we've been praying finally had that moment when they realized enough was enough. I can't tell you how long we've been praying and finally a huge answer to our prayers. We're so excited to see what God will do over the next year with this person. Praise the Lord, He's always waiting for us to come back!
2. I realized this week how blessed I am to have a true best girlfriend. It's a rare thing to find someone who will love you and stick with you through thick and thin. Amanda has been my best friend, or more like my sister for the last 20 years. She's a pastor's wife in Texas and is one of the most real people I know. I love her and i'm thankful for the opportunity to be her best friend.
3 Amazing weather!! I can't believe it's already January but to top that, it's in the 60s today!! That's crazy for this part of Europe. We're just south of the Alps and we're usually sloshing through the snow right about now. I washed my sheets and duvet today and hung my pillows out to air out, in Jauary!! Crazy but awesome!
4. Grandma Agatha is a member of our church and is the biggest hoot I know. She has an amazing amount of life in her for a 75 year old and she keeps us rolling all the time. Yesterday in the car she was cracking us up. She and Hannah have this ongoing playful rivalry and I love watching them. the Lord said that if we were to follow Him we would have to forsake all including family. It's been hard over the years to watch our children miss their family and especially grandparents in the States but I'm so thankful for the family and Grands that God has given us here in Croatia. Not only do we have family in the States but we have a large, loving family here too!
Matthew 19:29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.5. My last fave today is my Bible. I'm amazed that a single book could contain the wisdom of all time. It's a living Book! It never changes but It seems to always be new. I'm so thankful that God have us His thoughts. He chose to leave us a manual to love by and not leave us wandering with no direction. I love my King James Bible and I'm so thankful to know that It is complete Truth!! I never have to wonder!
I have this poem taped in the front cover of my Bible and it perfectly describes the Amazing Book!
There is a treasure,
Rich beyond measure,
Offered to mortals today;
Some folks despise it,
Some criticize it,
Some would explain it away.
Some never read it,
Some never head it,
Some say, "It's long had it's day";
Some people prize it,
And he who tries it,
Finds it's his comfort and stay.
God gave this treasure,
Rich beyond measure,
His Word, we call it today.
Let us believe it,
Gladly receive it,
Read, mark and learn to obey.