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Monday, 17 July 2017
Day of Special Thanks
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It is appropriate today to give God thanks for a prayer He has answered.  Over the past few years we have had a heightened awareness of the uncertainty of life--there are no guarantees for tomorrow.  We plan, but it must always be subject to “If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that” (James 4:15).

So with that sense of uncertainty, I asked the Lord several years ago that, with the exception of the Rapture, Ruth and I might be able to live at least a couple years in the place we had purchased for our retirement.

Exactly two years ago today, we arrived in Sierra Vista.  We are greatly enjoying life here with many friends, activities that are a blessing, and a lifestyle that is not highly stressful.  This doesn’t mean our time is now over, but continuing is like ‘frosting on the cake.’  In any case, we are in our Great Shepherd’s care.

We have some health challenges and occasionally other troubles, but we have been able to cope.  And tomorrow we leave on another trip, Lord willing, to spend some time with family.

Thank you, Father.  We continue to be aware of Your love and goodness to us.  We are content to experience Your nourishing and cherishing.  But at the same time, “Come, Lord Jesus” (Revelation 22:20)!

Posted by turbooster at 10:15 AM MDT

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