Amy’s Trying To Get on With Life, World

Hi all! I haven’t been on here lately. Facebook has eroded my brain! πŸ˜€ As I said before, it keeps me connected to my people. But guess what? My church is open for business starting next week! Praise God. We’ve had a huge tent set up where we had some old fashioned tent revival services last week! And will continue with 2 services this Sunday and back in the building next sunday.

With opening the church comes lots of work ahead. Got to get her sparkly and cleaned up this week. So I’ll have something to do.

On the homeschool front…I got a desk for myself! 20 bucks. And if the world ends, we can use it as a bomb shelter! The thing weighs a ton.

I also made a filing system for next year’s lessons so I’m not so bogged down with the planning. My goal is to have all their lessons planned before school starts.

Mother’s Day

Chasing chickens…because what else should a kid do?

Just for fun

Imitating the little one’s constant frown when it’s pic time

My oldest turned 26…time flies, it sure does fly

Your neighborhood friendly bank robber! (She wasn’t too excited about it, but had to wear it to see the eye dr)

Paddle boats are so much fun!

Newest blanket.

We did another birthday parade, this time for our pastor. We rolled up with about 12 cars honking while he was eating dinner! He had no clue. He was happy to see us come running up his front lawn with cards and signs.

My newest thought is this…You know how the Isrealites marched around Jericho 7 days? Each day they walked around one time and on the 7th they let out a shout and the walls fell. Got me thinking how maybe the vibrations of so many poeple marching each day may have loosened the foundations so that on that final day the shout was all it took to take it down since everything was already jarred. Now don’t get me wrong because I know God set it up and told them what to do. It’s just my humanistic, logical mind wants to reason it out. Anyway…..

I thought of marching like prayers. Yes, we build up memorials in heaven of prayers. But prayers also tear down strongholds. So on day one your quiet prayer just goes up, day two; the same. Until day 7 when your prayer becomes a shout of desperation, a shout of agony, a shout of praise, shout of help…then the walls come tumbling down.

Maybe this is no epiphany. Maybe many have likened that story to this.

But maybe someone, myself included, needs to be reminded to not give up on that prayer you’ve been prayin over and over…because each prayer is loosening the foundations of longtime addictions, weakening strongholds, cutting dangerous relationship ties. So that when that shout comes…they crumble!


44 Replies to “Amy’s Trying To Get on With Life, World”

  1. I like your analogy with praying to marching around the walls of Jericho. It makes sense.

    Such sweet pictures. How many children do you have? My kids are all grown, and my grandchildren are in their twenties. Time flies by, indeed!

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      1. Your life must be very busy. I have 3 children, 3 grandchildren, and a 7-year-old great-grandson. I will be glad when I can travel to see them again.

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  2. Love this! Thanks for the update, Amy!! Love all the pictures too ❀️

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      1. My pleasure reading πŸ™‚ hehehe I loved the bunker idea but look at that thing how old is it and it looks brand new. The ones they make now are so flimsy and will only last a little while even with the most gentle use. That bargain you found is a work horse!

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  3. Trust me, I’ve had the same thought about the marching loosening the foundations 😁. And thank you for this reminder about the wall of Jericho. As for that desk and it being a bomb shelter πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  4. I’m glad your church is able to open again! Slowly but surely!

    I loved the photos of you with the kids and your analogy about marching around the walls of Jericho! I hope your week ahead is a good one!

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  5. I LOVE tent meetings! Cool.
    Yay church opening!
    Yay desk and organizing and feeling ready.
    Yay pontooning! SO amazing, relaxing; you’ve got it all: water, nature, peace, adventure.
    Boo for face masks. I’m with the scowly bank robber.
    Very good to hear from you again.

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  6. “On the homeschool front…I got a desk for myself! 20 bucks. And if the world ends, we can use it as a bomb shelter!” This made me LAUGH, because that ‘bomb shelter’ of a desk looks EXACTLY like the one my mom taught from when she homeschooled my siblings and I. Memories!!! Ha, ha.
    Also, I loved your comparison of the Israelites marching to faithful prayers being sent up. Wow, that’s GOOD! I’m thinking that I should have already had that thought, but I don’t think I have. Ha, ha. That’s why the Bible is alive and powerful… We can read it every day and still learn new things that can be applied to our lives! πŸ™‚

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  7. Amy, thank you for sharing your life with us. Thank you, especially, for that last paragraph. That was very encouraging and hopeful. We need messages of hope and healing and answered prayers. So, thank you. ❀

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  8. Thank you Amy for reminding us to not give up our prayers. God will answer them in His timing! Sometimes we get discouraged though when it takes longer than hoped for. Appreciate your encouragement in this matter.
    Also liked your idea of using your new desk for a bomb shelter, just in case! Blessings, Elfriede

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