About Me and My Blog

I am a Christian wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, friend and who ever else I am. I have been married for thirty-one years to my best friend, Greg. We live in a small town in East Texas. I am the FCS County Extension Agent. I enjoy sewing, camping, gardening, spending time with family, traveling, riding with Greg on his motorcycle. I am learning about beekeeping, soapmaking, rainwater catchment and other farmish type activities.
The name of my blog comes from a sermon I heard once about a time when Paul had been arrested and was being taken to Rome as a prisoner. The ship, on which he traveled found safe harbor, for the winter, at a place called Fairhaven. The captain of the ship wasn't content with staying so he set sail again and later was ship wrecked. I apply this to my life in that I want to be content with where God has me and what he has for me. If I am not I may end up like the ship that carried Paul, shipwrecked.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Day 28

I am so grateful for the Lord showing me, again tonight, how much he loves me. I was coming home from Jasper feeling very-I don't know what-. I was praying and crying and crying out to the Lord. There is a song that has been playing on the christian radio station, lately, that has really been ministering to me. I reached up to the radio and prayed I sure would like to hear that song; when I turned it on that was the song playing. Only God could have done that. Thank you, for loving me so much. At times I feel like there is no one in the world I can talk to and who will understand, but you are always there and ever so faithful.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Day 27

Today, I am grateful for my son-in-law, Darrell. He is such a good husband to Courtney and he loves Sean. He is a hard worker and desires good things for his family. I wish I could take some of the stress out of his life, with a new baby on the way, getting his career going, buying a new house and leading his family, it just seems like a lot of stress. Maybe I'll buy him a massage for his birthday in May. I love you, Darrell and am very proud to have you as a "son".

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Day 26

I am so grateful to the Lord for allowing Don to get to the hospital in time after his heart attack Tuesday. Our friend Don Gunter had some pressure in his chest Tuesday. After it eased off he went outside and helped the guy painting his house. Wednesday night we had a meeting at their house. Thursday Greg called and Don was headed to Beaumont because he had had a heart attack Tuesday and didn't even know it. It ends up he had 6 bypasses done yesterday. At least four of them were over 90% blocked. If the one main artery had gotten 100% blocked he would have died instantly. God is so good. Don had just gone in for a check up at the clinic and to get a referal to the diabetic doctor. The doctor sent him to the hospital in Jasper and they sent him to Beaumont. God isn't finished with him yet and I am very happy about that.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sidetracked gratitude

I got side tracked on my gratitude journal. Not that I am not grateful, but I didn't take the time to post. So, I am going to just pick up where I left off.

Day 25
Since I last posted one of my very best friends ever, was killed in a car accident. I am so very grateful to the Lord for having allowed us to be friends for the last twenty plus years. Through those years we would go through times in which we were very close and involved in each others lives and then we may go a few years with very little contact. Then God would allow us to be in each others lives again and so the cycle would go. Recently, they were responsible for getting us into FHTM and we had spent time with them visiting.
Debbie was one of the most spiritual people I have ever known. It wasn't that she was just a Christian, but she had allowed the Lord to be intermingled in many areas of her life. She was a great example and I am truly blessed to have been able to call her my friend.