So I’ve been talking about perhaps writing a post about what’s God been doing in our lives, so I thought I’d drop by and give y’all a quick snippet of what’s happened since the summer of 2019 up until now, as well as what the Lord has been teaching me. Warning: this post is loaded with pictures of things and people you may not recognize–I, for one, like posts like this, but I am aware some people do not 😀
Around July-ish I started playing pickleball, through which we got to build several amazing relationships and witnessing opportunities–it always amazes me what the Lord uses!! Always keep a good witness and be bold with what the Lord is telling you to say and do! He can bring a soul to Himself through such things as pickleball in these last days, so keep yourself ready for what He will do!
Several rattlesnakes were found on our property this summer, and all but one were killed (the other got away). See above one of our methods of exterminating rattlers ^
I planted a vegetable garden! Even though it wasn’t terribly successful, it was a good experience and it gave me a real life example of how we get to plant seeds of evangelism, water, and fertilize in faith that the seed will come up, even if it comes up differently or on a different schedule than planned. (literally the story of my entire garden)
Am I the only one who likes car pictures with the muck on the window included? (Honestly, though, I can’t tell how much of that is the muck on my screen and how much is on the window 🤔)
I drove alone for the first time!!
I also rode horseback thanks for the generous gift of a dear friend 🙂
I gave my testimony at the local high school FCA’s Fields of Faith in October!! (This event is traditionally held on a football field, in case you were wondering, but this is October in cold country, so we have it in a gymnasium XD) Such an amazing opportunity, and it reminded me once again to step out on what He says to do no matter if you’re nervous or don’t have an outline (both of these were my story). (also please disregard the guy’s head in the lower right corner…I don’t even think I have a picture without that guy’s hair in it)
The parents and I, along with my honorary little bro, trucked off to Nebraska for a quick day trip to the cousins’ farm in mid-October. It was so good to see the cousins and their adorable young goats and kittens!
I started knitting and started off with potholders and such. ^ Definitely a much better way to spend time than screens 😀
I started helping my dad on his seasonal UPS route that he has been doing this winter to be able to reach out into the community and raise money for our next trip. These horses were at one delivery location 🙂
Random picture of the Dutch braids my beautiful friend Hannah gave me
These are pictures of our new Manitoban friends when they stopped by on their way up north from serving at a ministry in California. The top one is me with their daughter Megan, who is two days older than me. Such a wonderful time with them!!
I also started crocheting–no, please don’t make me decide between knitting and crocheting!! Finally being involved with something creatively stimulating has been a blessing for me as I discover we all enjoy creativity because it is a facet of His character!
Here’s some random pictures of my knitting after I got a bit better 😀
This is what happens when I start playing Scrabble…I very much prefer building things with the letters over actually playing the game. 🤷
Ahem…I kinda think this post is long enough without my including what I have learned specifically lately, so I just might have to post about my knee-mail class of late in a separate post 😀
Have you ever knitted, crocheted, or played pickleball? Are you a Scrabble fan or do you prefer building with your tiles? What lessons has God been teaching you this season? Oh, and have you ever been to Fields of Faith?