how can i trust god in the rain

How Can I Trust God When I Can’t Understand?

I woke up this morning to the pitter patter of a gentle rain on the rooftop. Now, it's been almost 2 months since we've had measurable rain in my area, so I just laid there for 15 or 20 minutes listening to the sweet sound. I was enjoying the sound and thanking God for the much-needed blessing when he started me thinking.

I began to wonder why God allows dry times like we've experienced over the last couple months. Then I wondered why he chose today to bring us relief.

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Feel Better About Yourself

Feel Better About Yourself and Your Life – Guaranteed

Do you ever feel like life is swirling around you and you want to stop it but you just don’t know how? One minute it’s Christmas and the next time you breathe, you’re on Summer vacation. You’re at the hospital welcoming your new grandchild, but it seems like just yesterday your daughter was curled up in your lap listening to you read her a bedtime story. Where does the time go? How do we make it more valuable?

At today’s helter skelter pace, it’s easy for me to get caught up in my responsibilities and forget to really live. It’s easy to be so concerned with what my wife thinks, what my boss thinks or what the neighbors think that I end up living a life I don’t want trying to impress others or live up to the world’s ever-increasing and unreachable standards. As the adage says, “I worked so hard climbing the ladder just to realize when I got to the top that it was leaning against the wrong wall.”

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Operation Christmas Child

Serving at the Operation Christmas Child Processing Center in Boone, NC

November 25, 2016

Thanks to some family friends, we had pleasure of serving at the Operation Christmas Child Processing Center in Boone, NC yesterday. We have packed boxes in the past, but it was neat to peek behind the scenes at a processing center and see what happens to all those boxes at their last stop before leaving the US.

The Processing Centers (PC for short) operate two shifts during their peak season, which this year runs from November 22 - December 17. We decided to volunteer for the first shift, so we started at 9 am and finished at 5 pm. After checking in, getting our name tags and watching a two short introductory and training videos, we were led to the tables we would be working at and introduced to our Team Leader.

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Thankful for the best gift ever

Someone Gave You the Best Gift Ever – Have You Thanked Them?

Do the names Marvin and Wesley Cousins or Larry Bryant mean anything to you? Unless you're from the Pratt, Kansas area and of a certain age, they probably don't ring and bells. But to me and my brother, Mike, they're three of the most wonderful names we've ever known. They gave us the best gift ever given.

Marvin and Wesley were family friends during my early teenage years. We didn't hang out a lot together, but we played little league baseball in the summer together and would sometimes go to the city pool together or spend the night at each other's house. We originally got to know them because their mom befriended our mom at work.

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