Yesterday was a full day of unexpected blessings. It seemed to start with a choir number that blessed everyone, then a step study where the men were so open and honest and intimate with themselves, God and the rest of us. It continued into the afternoon as I worked on the wedding ceremony for my oldest daughter which is coming this Saturday, then a quartet practice which was such a blessed time. It ended with dinner when my oldest grandson came and was so open and vulnerable about his growth in life and his growing walk with God.

As this week begins I leave this morning for northern Idaho returning Thursday. The family members coming in for the wedding will be arriving that day with some staying with us. Kathy and I leave Sunday for California to spend a week with my two sisters. I had a call yesterday in between the activities from one sis telling me our older one is failing. The details made me want to cry. This sis has always been so easy to be with, talk to and laugh endlessly. Seeing her in this state will be tough. However, if we can give her a smile or two, it will be worth it all.

As I was ending my journaling this morning I asked Jesus what He wanted me to know for today? The response was immediate. It is Proverbs 3: 5&6. It reads: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on our own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.” With so much going on and ahead, this was the perfect reminder that Christ is in the lead and all I have to do is my part which He makes clear at the right time.

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