Picture from yesterday's snow.
It is melting already.
Today in the States is Thanksgiving.
It is also St. Menas' Day.
I was hit with lots of things at once;
the first of 3 or 4 times I got the bad face rash;
the first time was the worst.
I got the unexpected tax bill.
I almost had to go to ER for the rash.
I did not know if I had enough money
outside of my small from a few years back
pension that is still
a year later
is in the bank.
It's not enough really to do much in old age other than
provide for my funeral and burial
but at least it is still in tact.
(and still continue),
like so many,
gone a year now
without knowing if I would have enough for rent
1 to 3 months down the road.
I have had moments where I rested in God and in His provision
and many where I fell and freaked out,
to put it in the vernacular :)
I have seen God and the Saints rescue me time and time again.
Like when my apartment plans fell through
2 weeks before I had to move
that I am still in now.
I did not know how much God was rescuing me until
I found out in late Winter that the apartment
I almost moved into
burnt down and the fire started in what would of been
my apartment with Cleo.
I've had God provide for me through unexpected ways
and suddenly giving me the job that I have worked on contract
in early Spring and in later Summer.
Through ways I could not foresee, control or predict,
God has provided for me,
food, shelter, friends and especially church family.
And I have been SO BLESSED throughout the years
with each of you.
You have encouraged me, prayed for me and loved me.
I have been showered with many blessings because
of your prayers and presence in my life.
A dear friend of mine told me about two months ago
that we go through many struggles in life
but our Christian friends help us through.
I really see this.
And I have seen how we have prayed for others as well.
Two years ago we prayed the Psalter for
who left us for heaven.
A year ago we prayed for Lucia
who the Lord took to Himself,
beautiful baby girl.
And this year we are praying for Noah
whose health continues to decline.
Noah is with his family this
So in the end all this makes me think of
who taught me through his blog
that God is good
no matter what tragedies, heartache, and struggles we go through.
God is good.
He loves us. He does not abandon or forsake us
no matter how alone we may feel.
It is thanksgiving
and on this day I again seek also to say