As badly as I have wanted to go spend some time in Ohio, it has not been possible this summer. We have big new projects going on here at work. Gas is too high. Vacation is limited.
But, alas, Lori called us from OH Friday evening. She had purchased Eric's straight drive truck while she and Julie were visiting the family. Is there any way Dad and Mom could drive up for the weekend and Dad drive the truck back since she has not yet learned to drive it? We considered and called back and said sure. She has been such a help to us we just wanted to do it in spite of the fact we just ain't as young as we used to be.
But we got to see Eric and the kids and God blessed us with the strength and safety to make the trip.
I read a really neat devotional today from Proverbs 31 Ministries. It was talking about Lazurus being raised from the dead after Martha said he had already been dead for 3 days and "he stinks". The thought that struck me was that you may have some situations in your life that seem stinky, but don't give up hope because it can still be resurrected. I've been experiencing some of that from God lately. Resurrection from stinky situations. It may sound funny but God can do anything. He saved me thank the Lord.