I know, I know, I'm getting as bad as some other family members I won't mention who are not blogging very often.... sorry. Just have other things on my mind....
HOmework.... Since we were in the States for a whole month, I got behind on my group Bible Study and catching up on watching the one-hour video lessons and doing all the 10 or so pages of homework for each lesson took up a lot of time. But time well-spent. I have been attending a weekly Bible study for women who speak English here. There are at least 40 of us who meet and we are using a vido series by Beth Moore on the book of Daniel. Most of us are familiar with the Sunday School stories of Daniel in the Lion's Den and the three young men who were thrown into the fiery furnance, but that's not all there is to this amazing Book. We are in the second half of the study which is Bible Prophecy, especially of the end times. I know not everything takes these things seriously, but man, they deserve an honest looking into. If all the early profecies regarding the Nation of Israel were fulfilled to the letter and date, why would God not fulfill the rest as well? And as we discussed in our last lesson, God expects us to use our brains as well as our hearts when we contemplate his Word. Boy, this study has sure taxed my brain and challenged my heart beyong what I had ever thought! So I've been doing homework folks. And it has been worthwhile.
I've also been having tests. My side of the family has had its share of heart problems, my parents, both of my brothers. I jokingly had said to one of my brothers while in the states, "well, it must be my turn next." But I wasn't REALLY joking and I was wondering if some of the symptoms I was feeling might just be my heart. So upon arriving back in Santa Cruz, we decided to check it out. Yes, the EKG, a Halter monitor and the Stress TEst. All seemed to indicate some sort of problem and the nasty word CATHERIZATION was just what I didn't want to hear. But, all told, we went forward, trusting in God's Goodness and Grace to follow through with whatever may need to be done. It's easy to say a good Christian doesn't worry, but it is easier to say than accomplish. I am thankful for good friends who upheld me in prayer and we are amazed that the results were so good.
Now that the tests are done maybe we can get back to a 'regular' schedule.Not sure if that is possible, now that Daniel has just had the tile delivered for the new floor for the church and this new phase of the remodeling project is going forward.