After arriving home Wednesday night, we started school again on Thursday morning. It was not a pretty sight. Neither the kids nor I wanted to get started again! LOL But we did, and today things were pretty much back to normal. My human flesh does not like to work and put itself under subjection, so it's a struggle after a vacation or holidays - both of which we've enjoyed for the past 3 weeks. Beth and I also started back on our exercise today too. The flesh really complained about that one, but we both do feel better after getting a little movement. We had to work the kinks out!
Our car is still in the shop. Last night marked four weeks since our accident. I would never have believed it would take this long to get the ball rolling on the repairs or to hear from the insurance company once they started the repairs. Our car is a 2000 minivan, and the amount of damage is very close to the book value of the car, so we're not sure if they will repair it or total it. I don't like uncertainty, so this is really testing my faith and patience. I'm normally the type that says, "God's going to take care of this. He knows where we are," and I have said that over and over again. But there have been moments of frustration and doubt, and I haven't handled them well. So this is a time for the Lord to work on me, polishing up that meek and quiet spirit I so want to have! A quiet spirit would not get all riled up at the insurance company for not telling us all the details from the beginning, nor would it
We had the privilege to meet another missionary family Sunday night, the Lendvoy family, church planters going to Williams Lake, BC. They presented their burden for Williams Lake in our church service, then they came over to our home for supper afterwards. We invited our church family to join us, but only two people were able to come. However, one of those people was a teen, and with the teen daughter of the Lendvoys, our two had some game-playing partners, which suited all four of them just fine. We had a great time of fellowship with this family. Isn't it amazing how people from two different countries can meet and have comfortable, sweet fellowship immediately?!! We get to have that experience over and over again as we meet missionaries coming through the Vancouver area to raise support. It's one of the things I love about being a pastor's wife!
So I'm back home, back into a fairly normal routine, and working on those New Year's goals for the year. I have to admit that some are easier to accomplish than others, but I'm trying to keep them before me and before the Lord, constantly seeking His help for this weak flesh, to be all that He desires. I hope that your days are full of the joy of the Lord as well, as you work toward your goals in your homes and families. I'll try not to be missing in action any more - have a great week!