This morning in my God time - I sat outside in the warm calm sun and read 1 Thessalonians 3. Paul was telling the Thessolonians how happy he was to hear from Timothy about their faith and love. These people were new christians that Paul never quit praying for and he was super overjoyed to hear that they hadn't fallen away. Paul didn't get to be with them for very long while he was establishing their church and I am not too sure he ever made it back to see them. But it brought great joy to Paul to see that they were maturing with his loving help from afar. This makes me think about Brent - most of you know the story that he is the reason that I am a firm believer. Brent is the reason that I decided to give my life to God. I knew he would only marry me if I was a believer - he would NOT be unequally yoked. So, I became a believer and he lovingly encouraged me on my journey. On Mother's day my cards (homemade ALWAYS) would say how proud he was with me spritually and what a godly example I was to the kids. He cheered me on and encouraged me and I think I took him for granted. I can't really ever remember telling him thanks for the BIGGEST thing in my life. Thanks for helping me see my need for my Saviour BUT not only that for helping to GROW. I say this - because if there is someone like this in your life who has helped you with your maturity in Christ - maybe you want to tell them THANKS. It might be just what they need to hear!
As for the picture - well, we all know that pictures make blog entries more exciting. I was perusing this old computer's photo library (since I dropped my laptop and it is in the shop getting a huge overhaul and I am relegated to the computer ROOM with a computer with a cord!!!) and I found this picture from last summer when Jenny came for a visit and we all went to Santa Fe. Brent and B were sitting in front of this mountain lion and they are supposed to be posing like they are about to be attacked. I think it is FUNNY.