How does a non-believer talk about life that is joyful, satisfying and rewarding? I hear them say words like luck, karma and "just being in the right place at the right time." That is sad to think that all good things might just be due to the "luck of the draw" in life's journey.
As a believer, I continue to see God's hand at work so often. It brings a comfort and peace that is unmatched.
This past weekend, the Lord was at work in the life of our church family. Sunday was a Spirit-filled time of worship in our church. You could just feel God's presence as we sang and saw the morning message touch hearts. After the service, I sat with a young lady as she poured out her heart about life and her desire to let the Lord guide her every step, as these last months have brought family heartache and pain and loss in terms of money, custody of children and some jail time. She wept and we prayed for God's open doors for moving forward in life.
In addition, an anonymous gift of $1000 was given to meet church budget needs and various ministry needs. What a dramatic sign that blessed our hearts.
On Sunday, we went to lunch at a place called Famous Dave's Barbecue restaurant. For an annual celebration, they offered a free meal (up to $15) to anyone who had ID that showed their name was David or Dave. So, that helped my brother David enjoy a great Beef Brisket lunch. Sondra and I split a menu item called "The Feast for Two" - ribs, tri-tip, bbq chicken and all the sides to go with it. We had Bailey with us and she loved my corn-on-the-cob!
Today, Sondra went to Bakersfield to visit her best friend there, Karen Gallington. She also got her hair done by one of her favorite hairdressers in town. So, tonight, Alden and David and I were on our own. So sad. We just had to go out for dinner. We chose Richie's Diner in Rancho Cucamonga nearby. We all got the Monday special - pot roast. They are having a month-long celebration too - all root beer floats for 25 cents each. All of us got three of them each! Oh, so good.
Tomorrow morning, I go to Coronado Stone to do the 8 am devotional again. It is such a fulfilling ministry to share and talk with the workers there.