The Gang

The Gang
October 2008 Sweet Potatoe Harvest

About Me

I am a busy mommy of 6, seeking to be a loving, godly helpmeet to my husband and a biblical discipler to my children. God has blessed us with a child with Autism. May the lessons that the Lord is teaching me and our family be a blessing to you and yours!

My Favorite Books

  • Bible
  • Created to be His Helpmeet by Debi Pearl
  • Four-Season Harvest by Eliot Coleman
  • Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver
  • Home Cheese Making by Ricki Carroll
  • Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon
  • Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp
  • The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Two Trials in Two Days = Praising God for Safety

Yesterday I got a call from Phil stating that the tire just fell off the van. He had driven to one of our new neighbors homes to pick up milk before heading home when the tie rod fell apart as he turned into their driveway. We are so thankful that this didn't happen when he was driving 65 on the highway! Phil said the tie rod broke (I think). God is so good!

Phil is going to have it towed to an auto shop in Kiel, a few miles from our new house where we will find out how much it will cost to fix it and we will go from there. We have decided that we will pray about fixing the van depending on the cost or just selling the van for parts and buying a new van. We have needed a new van for over a year. This past winter we had no heat which makes even a short 10 mile trip VERY cold when the weather is 40 below zero. We will see what our options are and prayerfully take the next step.

A friend of ours is graciously driving down to Kiel to pick up Phil since I cannot fit all the kids in Phil's car to go get him myself. We are so blessed to have such a great community of friends up here and we will really miss them!!

Today we were showing a friend who lives a couple blocks away how to care for our animals. I was a bit reluctant about having our friend feed and care for the dogs because Bandit is VERY moody. He has bit more than one child and is simply not predictable. Phil was hopeful that he could train his moodiness out of him once we moved. I'm sorry to have to report that Bandit bit our friend AND Phil. Phil had to get two stitches and both men had to get a Tetanus shot and antibiotics. Bandit will be entering doggy heaven within the next 24 hours.

We are very thankful that the injuries were not more severe and that we learned of the dogs limits before someone got hurt badly. We are also very glad that we do have a nice house dog, Sunny, to help the kids deal with the loss of Bandit.


Karis said...

What a blessing it is to be able to praise the Lord when "bad" things happen. Sorry to hear about the van problem and about your dog, but I am so thankful for your testimony despite these times.