This past weekend I went to N.C. to hold my ministry board meeting and see my father, son and sister! It was a full weekend. I drove home to my granddaughter’s 8th birthday dinner last evening.
My board meeting was very encouraging and supportive as they seek to help me do what God has called me to do. They are godly, wise, gifted and great fun! We are all friends. There is no jockeying for position or politics for which I am so very grateful!
My father did seem to recognize me but sleeps most of the time. Conversation was not possible. I miss that. His health is good and he is not in pain. We are so grateful for his dear caregivers who love him and are tender with him. He is in the best of care in his own home. That is a blessing for him – and us!
I am always happy to see my son, Graham. He looks good and is busy with his real estate/development business as well as selling cars on the side. He’s a natural salesman, he doesn’t get that from me!
And I was glad to catch up with my oldest sister, Gigi. She was recently in a bad car accident – only bad bruises even though her car was totaled. She is lots of fun though she suffers from a bad back; she is awaiting an appointment at Mayo Clinic. Please pray for her.
As I drove home, I listened to the podcasts from Christ Community Church in Montreat. Both the sermon by Richard White and the Sunday school lesson by John Akers. Rich on both counts. I was happy to have the time to listen well, think an pray. I recommend heartily, Richard White’s series The Ten Commandments, Promises in Disguise.
Each morning I was there I got up early to walk. This is the view that met me:
I am so grateful I was surrounded by such beauty – God’ glory was on display! I love the NC mountains but I prefer the gentler mountains of the Shenandoah Valley.
As a member of CCC-Montreat, I can confirm Richard’s messages are rich each week! (In a different Sunday School class, but I often hear good things about Dr. Akers.) My favorite message in this series was on covetousness…whether time, spiritual giftedness, whatever…God is more than enough!
Thank you for sending such a wonderful and pleasant encouragement on your daddy, what a rich heritage God blessed you with, and everyone knows all families are not perfect, and have their differences, but Ruth you truly are blessed. More than most… I LOVE THE WATER MOUNTAINS, AND DRIVING IN THE SERENITY OF GOD’S CREATION for us to enjoy, draw strength from and be rejuvinated, by God’s blessings..Thank you for allowing us to know how your daddy is. That’s special! A reminder to pray for Zachary, my grandson, that God will show his favor, in the courts. He is reading and studying his bible, trusting God, we want a humungous miracle so ALL can shake their heads, knowing it is ONLY THE GOD WE TRUST, and no weapon formed against us shall prosper, the gates (government) OF HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL!!Many blessings and provision,Gail Loughrey-Fuller
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What a blessing to read this.I’m so very thankful for your ministry and your down-to-earth,rich and inspiring messages. I heard you speak in Brockville, Ontario a few years ago and it was so helpful. Thank you for your blog. I will pray for your sister Gigi and your father. What a gift your father and your family are to the United States and to the world. God bless you and your whole family.
Dale Sipple, Wellfleet, Mass.
Thank you for your kind words. I have very fond memories of my visits to Brockville. The folks there were so welcoming and the city is beautiful!
Thank you for your prayers for Gigi. She is healing.