If you've read any of the last few weeks' posts, you might think the blessings couldn't be any more outrageous, but listen to these. But first off, I want to share the lesson from all of these - it's called Abundance. I'm no expert at the Bible, but I sure had heard this verse before: "...I have come that they might have life, and have it in abundance." (John 10:10)
My lesson is as simple as that - my life is being blessed with abundance in a variety of ways. And I am accepting, hopeful and very grateful. That's what I hope you get from these too.
Four big blessings (even one you'll have to listen to):
1. My mother's wound on her heel is healing. You could actually see her Achilles tendon and the healing was iffy for a while, but she is now to the point where it doesn't even need a bandage! Yes!
2. Friends Jane and Donna once again ran a volleyball tournament to support Imaginaction. Through their efforts, about forty people played in a blind draw fours tourney all day long on Saturday, with all the money raised going to our cause. It's a lot more work for them than it looks like, and they both do it without fanfare. I am very grateful to them.
3. While working at the volleyball tourney, I received a FB message to listen to a few minutes of a radio program from Racine. A former student of mine, David, was being interviewed as the Pick 'n Save Student Athlete of the Week on W105.7, The Fan. Listen to the first six minutes of this link here, and you'll understand the goosebumps I got. Congratulations David - it was a pleasure to teach you.
4. Was asked to video the JV and Varsity girls' soccer games of Milwaukee Reagan High School by my friend Corey, since he's the JV coach. He wanted to show his girls their positions on the field during games as a learning experience. So, on that beautiful Monday night this week, I was there to video a few minutes of each game. The next day, people from the PBS show "Around the Corner with John McGivern" called the school and asked for footage of the girls' soccer team to include in its sports section of the show. How cool is that?!
Are these crazy, or what? Crazy cool and good. Life is good. God is good. Thank you for the light. I sure hope you are receiving light in your life. Which makes me think of one more Bible verse: "The light shines in the darkness, and darkness has not overcome it." (John 1:5)
You really can't argue with that. I think I used to, but not anymore.
Blessings and Light to you too.