Blessing of FriendshipToday I attended the funeral of a woman whom I've not known well or for very long. In fact, I met her about a year ago at a Sunday School luncheon. However, she made such an impression on me that day, that I immediately felt an unusual endearment toward her. I called her a friend. Earlier this year at another luncheon, she told us that she had been diagnosed with cancer. As her condition worsened, she moved to be near her daughter. I missed her. Pat Thorpe was one of the happiest and funniest people I've had the privilege of knowing. Evidently, she was the most creative teacher to have taught in Caddo Parish, having been awarded Outstanding Teacher many times. Let me share with you one story she told on herself:
"I drove my little black Volkswagen into the car wash, and then went inside to wait for the waving towel. Sure enough, in due time, I saw the guy waving his towel so I went out, gave him a little tip, got into the car and drove off. Down the road a bit I reached over to get something I had left on the front seat and it wasn't there. I began to look around and realized nothing looked familiar. All of a sudden, I realized I was driving a Mercedes instead of my Jetta, so I turned around and went back. When I drove up there was this weird guy running around waving his arms like crazy.
When I got out of the car he ran up and said "Lady, are you crazy, you took my car." I told him, "I thought it was mine." He looked at me and said, "Lady, there is about $50,000 difference in our cars!" I just shrugged and said, "Well, it was black!"
That was Pat Thorpe. We will miss you!
Blessed to Give
Only a few months ago, this precious little James was homeless in Uganda, with nothing to call his own, and now he is excited to share his "shoe box" with another little one who has nothing. Thank you God for blessing so that we might be a blessing.
Blessed to Receive
Chris and Starr have been blessed to receive this beautiful little Ugandan daughter for whom they have waited so long. They got to meet her this week. This little one has no idea of the love in store for her..
Bless Your People
Israel at War
May we pray for the protection and peace of Israel as they are being fired upon this very hour.
Lord protect your people, your land, and demonstrate your mighty miraculous power.
Thank you for Your Blessings!
May your Thanksgiving be a day full of God's richest blessings as you give Him Thanks