Friday, May 22, 2015

Persecution in Pakistan

I met a sister in Christ tonight.
She is a refugee, in Thailand.
She is going to mail her testimony to me.
She is 22 years old.
She asked for help.
She is so young.
Young and married.
Living in a building with about 50 families.
They have needs, but remain faithful to Christ.
And Christ will be faithful to them.
I cannot say her name. But our Lord knows it, and He is El Shaddai!

She said I could tell you about her. 
I will share more as I learn more.

Lord, protect my new Sister/friend and her husband and all those who have fled persecution from Pakistan and now dwell together in Thailand. Please keep them strong in their most holy faith. Encourage them by your Spirit and let them bless their enemies and pray for them. Send help to them Father. In Christ Jesus' Mighty Name! 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Spring Into Summer

I've been missing my blog.
I've been missing you, my dear friends!

Missing checking in with you and filling you in on what's happening here.
What's happening here?
Well, a lot of things. 

The very best important thing is...we were blessed to become Grandparents on May 5, 2015. Our oldest son and his wife had a son. His name is Maximilian David Pantley. He is a beautiful boy and he has brought the sweetness of babyhood back into our home! We are savoring every opportunity to hold him and pray for him and cuddle him.

What else have we been up to?

Well, not much on the handiwork, but that is soon to change. We have ideas and are now preparing a place to work. The craft room, at the moment, is not working out. I need to be where I can see what's going on, at least for now, so we're setting up a work station in the living spaces.

Lydia and I are, very soon, trying our hand at making our own soap. When we think we're ready, we will offer it for sale, along with other handmade items, offered by us and by some friends. 
Hurray for high hopes!

Working on our garden and cleaning out goat pens and sheds. We have 3 bucklings and 2 doelings that were born within the last couple of weeks. This year we are letting the Mamas feed them and not bottle feeding. It does free us up for other things.

That is a bit of a catch-up on the happenings in our neck of the woods. I have much to share, but this is a good start. It's good to be back. Lord willing, this is a new beginning.

 Thank you Dearest Savior for all the blessings You have given us. We do not deserve anything from Your kind hand, yet You bestow Your grace and mercy on us each day and provide our needs as You see fit. Praise you for every Home-Sweet Thing You have provided. May we live to glorify You in every area of our lives. Amen