Thursday, January 24, 2013

Yesterday we celebrated Jerry's 50th birthday and tomorrow we celebrate our 26 wedding anniversary. I am so very thankful the Lord preserved our marriage, it is a constant day to day building, of putting my spouse first and loving beyond my own human thinking. Oh and did i mention forgiveness. The man i married is an amazing man, most of the time he's smiling, and when he knows i am having a down day he puts forth an effort to cheer me up. I look to him for guidance as i pray for God to give him wisdom. I have been unsure of what to do about church, i prayed that God would show me if it's my flesh not wanting to attend and what his will in the matter is. I asked Jerry today what we should do and he said we are better off listening to Grace on line. For now this is what we will do. My heart breaks for Carol, she has been a true christian friend and fills in for the whole church. She wants this church to grow but i'm not sure anyone else does. For the pastor to let the men sleep during church and a teenager to play on her cell phone is discouraging to say the least. We have been here 2 years in July and nothing has changed. We could go to Amherst but once a week is not going to bring close friendships, and to try other churches does not interest us. Please pray, Jerry has us listen at the kitchen table and he can also hear the message. May he be convicted, the word of God is powerful and does not return void. Terri and i also have deleted our facebook. It has been frigid here,like the whole east coast. We are suppose to be near 60 by Wednesday. We have been very thankful for our kerosene heater. We are getting 2-4 inches of snow and possible ice on Friday afternoon, thankfully Jerry has a short day that day and Saturday off. I'm loving this, feels like back home. God Bless your day! My love, Holley

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Good morning, i forgot to thank those that sent family pictures and letters, i just love seeing all of you every time i go to the frig. God Bless your day!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

It has been an enjoyable couple of days. Thursday night we got 8 inches of snow after lots of rain and a coating of ice. We went skiing on Friday and tried to sled down our hill on a box, snow was to deep. I was planning on buying a sled when we were down town on Friday but forgot. Today Terri and i took a long walk, it's 50 out and sunny. I got a call from one of the ladies i asked to have a book study with and just as i thought they are too busy. I wanted to tell her that i had sisters who have 3 and 4 children find the time but i just kept quiet,i knew all along that they wouldn't want to get together.I am thinking about just staying home and listening to Grace Sunday mornings. Jerry encouraged us to do it to, said we would probable get more out of it, besides he can hear it in the living room and that's a good thing. It saddens my heart at how a church can call themselves a holiness church and have no fruit. If the spirit is not there how can you have a church that reflects Christ. Please pray for us. Thanks

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Hope this day finds everyone on the mends from all the sickness. We have been blessed thus far with only sinus trouble, although one of the 4 year old came up to Terri after church and informed her that she was sick and last night she through up. Sooo we may be sick tomorrow. We have been enjoying the warm weather, yesterday Jerry and i watched the sun come up enjoying our morning coffee on the porch. I went out after dark to sit and i could hear the dear coming through the woods then listen to them eating grass and coming closer for their sweet potato, we ran out of apples and had a few potato's left over.Slept with my window open last night, i just love the fresh air. It was 72 degrees yesterday and right now it's 66 at 12:50.I got a lot of work done yesterday, I took down the poles and fencing around our garden, the last wind storm had mangles it and bent the poles some in half. I also had Jerry pull up some raspberry bushes to take when we leave at some point, planted them in my flower bed so they would keep, cleaned out the inside of the car, took a long walk around the field and down the driveway with Terri and just sitting on the porch in the sunshine. When it's time to leave hear i am going to miss this place. Today i was compelled to reach out one last time to the sisters close to my age. I asked them to come down stairs for a minute and i shared my heart. I told them that i am so home sick and i need friends, i said it's silly that we live so close but don't visit, so i asked if they would be interested in doing a book study once a week. One said nothing and gave no face expression and the other said once a week would be to hard with their children, who i might add are outside playing most of the day or at Grandma's. They kept looking at each other. They said they used to get together once a month but stopped, I told them we have different personalities but we are all women and we need to encourage one another. The 2 of them are married to brothers and the one i am already friends with and she seems to be closed to learning, i have tried to encourage her to read some good child training books and she shot down the idea, and being a submissive wife well that was no interest to her. She feels her husband won't lead so she has to. Yeah, not good. I decided if they turn me down that i am done trying to reach out. Never in my Christian life have i ever met people like this. They have no close friends yet they don't want any. I pray for the pastor, he has his work cut out. Today we took Jerry to work at 3am so we could do something today, besides i hate having to have Carol pick us up for church. So we are off to go to a bird look out and maybe just a drive. God Bless your Sunday, be thankful for your church and brothers and sisters in Christ!