174- Answered Prayer

174- Answered Prayer

December 3, 1985

Tonight Archie and Mary, our next door neighbors whose apartment burned Wednesday night a week ago, arrived at the door—full of thanksgiving for us letting them in for all of those hours while the firemen worked on the blaze—and still amazed that we had done it.

“What can we do for you?”

Eventually I had it! – A Christmas tree—they could get us a Christmas tree! Oh, Lord, how YOU DO PROVIDE FOR US! We are all so happy–them to be a blessing and us to be blessed in this way.

Mary also said that this is a time for them to clean out. They’ve both been married three times and had several sets of silverware, three irons (that all melted together), etc. She looked me right in the eye and she seemed surprised about her changing attitudes. I DEFINITELY BELIEVE THAT GOD IS AT WORK. We have prayed for them to know Him.

December 7, 1985

Praise God! Dan’s paycheck yesterday will pay the rent ($485) and the VW bus payment ($179), as well as the tithe, and a couple of other bills. There is $36 left over for Christmas presents.

Thankful that YOU are giving ORDER to our Christmas! Little by little You are providing!

Also, yesterday I saw an old teacher friend. Because of the troubles he shared with me I gave him a verse:

1 Peter 5:7-8 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Be sober, vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

He was blessed and he gave me an EXCELLENT art idea that my kids can make as Christmas gifts. PRAISE GOD.

We were in a homeschool group with 3 other families. We met every week for art and music, field trips, and fellowship. Here we are at Carol’s having our own small Christmas pageant. The angels ‘on high’ are standing on the couch, Mary and Joseph are tending baby Jesus in his cradle, the 3 wise children are wearing large gold crowns, and two shepherds are nearby. The little shepherd’s staff seems to be laying on top of the baby (doll) in the cradle–is the little shepherd asleep?