A Blessed Week

Last week was one that was full of blessings. I suppose we could really say that about every week, but this one was especially so.

Our church held Vacation Bible School beginning on Sunday evening. We had an incredible week that was the highest attended we have ever had. The kids were enthusiastic and the adults really worked together as a team. Several good contacts with unchurched families were made. Most importantly, two children placed their faith in Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

On Tuesday, we got the news that my oldest son, Clay, had received a good report on an unusual mole that had been removed from his back a couple of weeks ago. The doctor said that it was not malignant. Thanks a bunch to all of you who offered prayers on his behalf.

After such a full week, we were ready for a little getaway, so my family and I travelled to the Julian Bruce State Park at St. George Island, Florida. We had a wonderful day at the beach and experienced some beautiful sights. Some sea turtles had recently hatched and you could see the trails through the sand where they had made their way to the water. We saw a number of different birds, but to cap everything off, we had all four swam out to the sand bar that was about forty or fifty yards offshore. While we were there, playing in about three feet of crystal-clear water, four dolphins came swimming by within just a few yards of us. They were unhurried, one even stuck his head out of the water to get a better look at us. It was an amazing moment.

On the way back home, we swung by our old haunt, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and drove down to the lighthouse at sunset. On our way in we had a close encounter with a raccoon. Coming out we got a good look at a great horned owl and a pair of ospreys. We even got to see a whip-poor-will. As often as I have heard these birds sing at night, this was the first one I had actually seen.

Praise the Lord for His everlasting goodness.

 

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7 responses to “A Blessed Week

  1. “We even got to see a whip-poor-will. ”

    And you let him get away? 😮

    Glad things are going well, and you all had a good time.

  2. Praise God for this great report!

  3. what no picture? :0 😕

    yup glad to hear about Clay!

  4. That is so neat that you got to see all the wildlife, especially the dolphins. It sounds like a good end to a good week.

    I’m so glad that Clay’s report was good.

  5. Thanks for your visits, comments and well-wishes for Clay. All of you are a real blessing to me.

  6. Gordon,
    Great to hear the news of your church, and your family outings.
    Even better to hear the news of your son’s report on the mole. God is truly great.
    T.A.

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