Time in Az

    A five year old boy was afraid of the dark. One night his mother
told him to go out to the back porch and bring her the broom.
The little boy turned to his mother and said, “Mama, I don’t want to
go out there. It’s dark.”
    The mother smiled reassuringly at her son. “You don’t have to be
afraid of the dark,” she explained. “Jesus is out there. He’ll look
after you and protect you.”
The little boy looked at his mother real hard and asked, “Are you sure
he’s out there?”
     “Yes, I’m sure. He is everywhere, and he is always ready to help
you when you need him,” she said.
     The little boy thought about that for a minute and then went to
the back door and cracked it a little. Peering out into the darkness,
he called, “Jesus? If you’re out there, would you please hand me the

Lord, every single gift comes from You…“Lift my gaze to see life from Your perspective. Help me to understand-and treasure-every good thing You send…”(From James 1:7)   One Thousand Gifts   http://www.aholyexperience.com/

761. I praise the Lord for an extraordinarily wonderful time with Mom, Bets, Veikko, Jason, Heidi, and Jenny in Tucson–such a huge gift from the Lord!  What a great week!  Home sweet home for me tomorrow night 🙂

762. Pastor Todd, Pastor Tim, and the Congregation at Desert Son Community Church and the opportunity I had to share some of the things the Lord has been teaching me with them.  What a loving Body of Christ!

763. Fresh pecans from Dan’s trees

764. Energy and health to enjoy all the fun activities here

765. The blessing of special time with Ernestina, Sue, and Terri

766. A precious time with Jenny in the hammock under the dessert sky snuggled in a blanket together, hide and go seek with her and Haddle in their great big house, games galore, the joy of doing little projects for Mom,  painting Ben’s Bells http://www.bensbells.org/, shopping, watching the DVDs Flywheel and Fireproof together thanks to the Mateers loan.  Hopefully we’ll get to “Facing the Giants” today too–one of my favorites.

767. Good food and memories, laughing our heads off together

768. Fragrant home made goats milk soap from Terri


3 thoughts on “Time in Az

  1. Hi Paula,
    Welcome Home! It doesn’t seem possible that a week has flown by so fast. I hope your trip was lovely and that you had a lot of fun.
    Ben’s Bells seems like a beautiful thing to do. How would I go about getting a couple or more to give to some of my friends? Would they accept some cash to ship them to me? How would I get their address or e-mail site to get in touch with them? I tried through what you posted but there was no way to simply get in touch with the organization. Do you have any more information that could help me? I would appreciate anything you could do for me regarding this matter. Thanks.
    Once more, welcome home, I am sure that your family is glad to have you back safe and sound. God Bless.
    By the way, only 8 more treatments to go then I will be clear of the radiation treatments. Yeah! Just counting down the days. God Bless again. Lovingly, Kathy


  2. Thanks, Terry. 😉 I enjoyed Danny’s email you forward–great to see how God is answering prayer.

    Kathy. The Ben’s Bells concept is neat, hu?. Unfortunately they won’t allow what your asking re: having bells mailed to you. Apparently just very active volunteers there get to plant them (I asked to see if they wanted me to hide one in FL)–sorry. Wooohoooo on almost being done with radiation! 🙂 Paula


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