January 29, 2019

8:40 am.  Jamie just left to go serve the ladies in the Red Zone in downtown San Jose.

We are praying for her because she is still not feeling her best.  She still has a cough and runny nose.  Her fever goes away but then returns.  Fortunately, her medicine rids her, at least for several hours, of the fever.

We are also praying about Jamie’s next session of teaching English class.  She handed out flyers yesterday to her exercise class.  A couple of months ago several women in the class expressed interest in taking her class.  However, no one took a flyer.  So, we are praying for discernment in this area.

We are praising God for the Red Zone ministry.  Jamie has a heart for these women, and I know Jamie brings some hope and joy to them as she follows the Holy Spirit’s lead in serving them.

Praise God, our landlord replaced our broken water heater.  After a couple of weeks of cold showers, a hot shower feels really good.  Yesterday we discovered that the clothes dryer we bought on April 3, 2018 is not drying our clothes.  It runs but it just blows air, not warm air.  I went to the place where we bought it and he said a repair guy should come look at it in three days.

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Jamie and I have had a couple of interesting weeks.  It was a blessing to have two sets of visitors recently; the second arrived two days after the first left.  Our second visitor experienced the challenge of living with no hot water.  Our waterless hot-water unit decided to quit working.

At first our landlord told us we’d be without water for a week, but when Jamie called her on the sixth day, we were told that it would be another week.  If we were in Roatan this would not be much of an issue because most of the time it was too hot to even use hot water in the shower; but here in San Isidro it’s a challenge to take a cold shower when its 68  in the house.

Since it was close to the end of the month and rent was due on the 1st, I ask Jamie to ask the landlord if we could speed up the process if we paid the rent early.  Jamie sent her a message that we had the rent money.  An hour later the guy showed up with a new unit.

The new unit didn’t get the water as hot as before but at least it wasn’t cold. The morning after they installed the new unit we woke up to about a half inch of water in the laundry room, kitchen and half the living room.

At 7am the landlord came and took out the new unit telling us that it was a defective unit.  Currently we are waiting for the new, new replacement. 0000000000000

​A friend posted this today… so good… let’s keep perspective! There is so much here to meditate on. “I was telling a friend about a curve ball we’ve been thrown in the last 24-hours & the Lord was quick to correct me. “The only person surprised by a curve ball is the batter…and he’s on the opposing team. Curve balls are a part of the game. You’re reaction to one tells which team you see yourself on.” 

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​Evening Scripture: Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. -Colossians 3: 12-14

​“Once we deeply trust that we ourselves are precious in God’s eyes, we are able to recognize the preciousness of others and their unique places in God’s heart.”  

-Henri Nouwen-

Morning Prayer: Oh Lord, smudges of greed, jealousy, and envy stain the altar of my soul. I wrestle with neediness and insecurity. Forgive me. Cleanse me. Heal me. Claim Your rightful place. Enthrone my heart. Amen.

​Evening Scripture:  Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.  Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.  And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.  – Colossians 3: 15-17

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