Pricey pals, you might have blessed my days so richly! I’m blown away by all of the playing cards, get nicely needs, and prayers on our behalf. Think about how I felt as we speak when Daniel walked in with a stack of 78 playing cards!
My coronary heart has had another “deep waters to wade by way of,” and I do consider God has used you to encourage me in Him. The phrases of encouragement and Bible verses you shared meant lots. In addition to the blessing it was to me, think about all of the enjoyable the youngsters have had to assist me open them. I hoped you would take a second to image me sitting on the sofa, grateful for an opportunity to take just a little break. In a second, there are 5 youngsters all gathered round me, asking, “Mother, might I open a card?” Delighted to have little arms serving to me, they take part. Quickly empty envelopes have discovered their solution to the ground as the youngsters proudly present me the playing cards they’ve opened.
And sure, God has bountifully answered your prayers. We’re recovering amazingly nicely. My upset abdomen and sore abdomen muscle tissue as a result of seat belt-tightening as my physique was thrown ahead from the abrupt halt have diminished. The one factor I nonetheless really feel is a few soreness in my neck, which I credit score to whiplash.
Etched completely in my thoughts is that brown van pulling out in entrance of us, then the horror of witnessing the two-foot dent, your complete width of our van, rammed into the facet of the opposite van. I shake my head in marvel; it’s nothing in need of a miracle that we’re all alive and nicely. My good friend, who suffered a damaged hip joint, is doing okay, regardless of all of the ache and discomfort she has suffered. Us church women and women are taking turns staying along with her day and night time to assist her along with her drugs, meals, and many others.
Whereas my grownup thoughts nonetheless recoils on the considered long-distance touring, I do know I can transfer past; for Hosanna, it merely takes extra time. She would not need to journey to Ohio for Thanksgiving, with the remainder of us as a household, for worry of one other accident. So as we speak, we pretended to be going to Ohio. The kids and I all sat on the sofa (our van), then all of us pretended to buckle in safely and requested God to guard us. Subsequent, the “van” roared to life as all the youngsters vroomed like a van. As we “traveled,” we noticed different autos as we sped down the “freeway.” After we lastly arrived in “Ohio,” Hosanna exclaimed, “We did not also have a wreck!”
With the optimistic influence it had on the youngsters (and perhaps even on mother!), we’ll be doing it some extra earlier than our 360-mile journey to go to Daniel’s household in Danville Ohio!
A particular word of due to a reader, Ruth Horn, who has now turn into a pricey good friend, for her considerate present, specifically brightening our days. Think about my curiosity yesterday afternoon, when Julia excitedly knowledgeable me, “Mother, there may be an English (as we name non-Amish folks) woman coming with flowers!” I hurried to the door. There was a florist, smiling by way of her masks, stating that she is searching for Gloria Yoder.
“You might have the proper place,” I responded, taking all of it in. The smiling woman handed me a beautiful bouquet of pink roses, pink and peach carnations, and distinctive greenery. After a heartfelt thanks, I turned again to the kitchen, youngsters crowding round me from all sides, desirous to know the place it comes from. “Are these synthetic?” Hosanna wished to know, reaching out and touching a rose petal. “No, they’re actual, they’re simply so very fairly, they do not even look actual,” I defined.
I set them on the kitchen desk, the place we will all take pleasure in them. Now, once I take a look at them, they someway remind me of God’s mild love for us!
In response to these of you who’ve been asking about my cousin, Jonathan, whose spouse bought murdered in October: although his general well being has improved, his throat has not absolutely healed, making consuming extraordinarily troublesome. God alone is aware of whether or not or not he’ll ever be capable of eat like regular. Although nobody is aware of precisely the way it occurred, in the midst of his gunshot a chrome steel wire, one and one-half inch lengthy, bought lodged into his bronchial tubes. Surgical procedure can be wanted to take away the wire; will probably be no small endeavor because it lodged proper subsequent to the primary artery going to his coronary heart. His religion in God stays robust even within the midst of all of it, but he and his 4 youngsters do want our prayers.
It’s arduous to consider Thanksgiving is sort of upon us, do this carrot recipe as a facet dish to your massive meal!
DER DUTCHMAN’S MARINATED CARROTS
1½ pound carrots, peeled and sliced half inch thick
½ can tomato soup
½ cup sugar
¼ cup vegetable oil
¼ cup vinegar
¼ teaspoon pepper
½ onion, reduce into rings
½ inexperienced pepper, sliced
Cook dinner carrots till tender, don’t overcook.
For the sauce, combine every thing collectively over low for 5 minutes. Then pour over the carrots and blend totally. Add onions and peppers if desired. For finest outcomes chill for a number of hours earlier than serving.