Bible Verse of the Month...

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Deut 31:6

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

What are your Blessings Today?

A thin layer of ice that caused some problems for
drivers yesterday morning disappeared by afternoon
giving us the opportunity to go to the prison. A
wonderful answer to prayer. Also, God kept us safe
as a deer ran in front of us.

It was the one night of the year that we get to take
goodies into the prison for these women. We took
chips, cookies, and candy. The ladies were sooooo
appreciative. Little goodies that we take for granted.

We got lots of hugs and thank you's. One woman said,
"Do you know how long it's been since I've had
fritoes?" Others enjoyed the cookies piled high with
frosting or the bag of candy they received.

These women in prison are constantly teaching me
lessons. I need to be reminded to thank God for all
the blessings He's given me. I don't want to take any
of His blessings for granted.

This is a difficult time of year for these women. They
are not able to be with their families. So I thank God
that He's allowed us to be their family .

What if you were in prison and couldn't be with
your family? What if you had to dress in gray every
day? What if you weren't able to get the foods you
enjoy as a treat?

As you go about your day today, think about all the
little things of this day. The special blessings He's
given you today!

Mt 6:25-34, James 1:17, Ps 84:11

1 comment:

Californialily said...

That is a wonderful ministry that you are in! I am sure these prisoners truly appreciate your visits! God bless!