Refreshing the troops
 
Proverbs 25:11
“Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken in right circumstances.”
 
So true!  It should not surprise me but somehow it always does…the power of words of truth spoken in the right moment is a treasure.
 
Three worship teams from Keynote will be providing life-giving treasures to college students who have taken a year off school to intern as a missionary overseas.   These students will gather in Spain, Thailand, and Jamaica for a week of refreshment, rest, times of corporate worship (which many are not afforded in many of the countries where they serve) and being fed.
 
Our daughter Jessica and her hubby Joey just returned from the Spain conference where they lead worship.  It was a powerful time for all.  Pray for each student to be revived and lovingly restored to be able to finish their year strong and trusting God for open doors and great ministry.
caged catsINDIANA HIT HARD  BY POLAR VORTEX –
Hostages!  Miserable.  Big pleading eyes.  Pathetic meows.  Little paws poke through metal slats begging us to release them from captivity.   They are being held against their will.  Midnightand Pumpkin are used to living outside, free to roam wherever they please.   How can they possibly understand that we are saving their lives from deadly sub-zero temperatures?  They haven’t seen the 12’ of snow and even higher drifts.   They have no concept of -45 wind chill factors.
We went to a lot of trouble to buy a cage (not in our meager budget), set it up on a table in the garage, tent blankets over the top and sides, and put a space heater underneath on low to keep them comfy cozy. However, it appears there is little appreciation for all our efforts. No appreciation for the sacrifice my husband makes every time he walks into the garage and returns to the house sneezing and wheezing from allergies.   The kitties are NOT happy.   All they know is they are caged, confined, their liberty denied.  “Betrayal!” they scream.   They just don’t get it.   But then how can they?   They are lowly cats.   They don’t see the big picture.  They don’t know what we know!I wonder…. is this how God feels as He lovingly takes care of me?  More sobering, am I an ungrateful kitty?
Comm Lab – March 11-14
Many of you have asked about attending our Comm Lab.  You will not regret these 3 ½ days as you walk away with new found confidence.
Register at:           http://tinyurl.com/commlab14