“The RoseBouquet”

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“The RoseBouquet”

Grateful Upon Thinking Back

Do you feel grateful upon thinking back over your life?

You may be getting tired of my talk of gardening, so I’ll just mention that things are popping up green all over the garden, and I’m still sowing and planting flowers in this corner or that one. I found just 3 tent caterpillars last night to spray, so I think I’ve decimated them fairly well. There WERE 100s!

The history book is my main work activity. I want so much to finish it, but the last week or so, I’ve been having trouble finding certain STATS information, and coping with sleepiness in the evening. We have an Event date set now for October, so I feel pressure building up.

At the same time a refugee family, which has got to another country from the one where they were born and were being persecuted for their faith, are waiting on me to find them sponsors so they can come to Canada. I don’t really have time to work at that right now, so I feel rather overwhelmed about that. I’d like to help, but I’ve only got one body and it can only do so much.

On the other hand, I’m grateful for all that the Lord helps me to do. I was corresponding with someone on Sunday night, and discussing what ministries I’ve had over the years, even though I started out as just a shy girl from a poor family on the wrong side of the tracks in a small town. I’ve done Childrens ministries for about 20+ years, cared for seniors for over 23 years, and have worked as a volunteer/missionary and Board member with the WTM/now ICM Mission for 15 years. Presently writing a history book, but on the side, still mentoring and encouraging various friends. Oh yes, and written a novel and some non-fiction books too.

Yes, I’m grateful upon thinking back over my life. Yet – I have big visions for the future!

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