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Are we there yet?

Hi Here is a little devotional I read recently.

If there is any such thing as a universal question, it may be this: Are we there yet? Generations of children have asked it. The have then grown into adults who have to answer the same question when their children ask.

Whenever I read the books of Moses, I wonder how many times he heard that question from the Israelites. Before rescuing them from slavery and leading them out of Egypt, Moses told them that the Lord would lead them to “a land flowing with milk and honey” (Ex. 3:8). He did, but first they spent 40 years wandering in the wilderness. This was no ordinary wandering, however. They were not lost; they were wandering for a purpose. After 400 years of slavery, the children of Israel needed to have their hearts, souls, and minds reoriented toward God. This was accomplished in the wilderness (Deut. 8:2,15-18), but not before an entire generation died because of their disobedience (Num. 32:13).

In life, it sometimes seems as if we are wandering in circles. We feel lost. We want to ask God,”Are we there yet?How much longer?” At such times, it helps to remember that the journey, not just the destination, is important to God. He uses it to humble us , test us, and show us what is in our hearts.- Julie Akerman Link

Well we are back from camp and I am trying so hard to get caught up. Doing laundry, ironing, dealing with the stuff out of the garden, organizing school supplies and making sure everything is ready to go, stocking the freezer for school lunches and trying to do up a menu for the next month. Whew!! I’m getting there feeling so not overwhelmed this afternoon. My boys are a big help.

Our week at camp was wonderful. The morning preacher did a series fro three morning on how to be a  vessel of honor. It was beautiful. Feel refreshed, refocused and renewed in a the LORD after a week set apart.

Aaron survived his first year at camp in the dorms. He was so excited and had so much fun!!

Here are some pictures I didn’t get to share yet.

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Alex made shoes out of duct tape. He had so much fun doing that.

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Mustard beans and regular canned yellow beans I  put down today out of our garden.

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Wreaths I made for my doors for fall.

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The kids painting one afternoon.

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These are pictures from a wedding of a girl that got married from our church in August. I helped do the reception meal. It was sandwiches and dips ect.. She decorated in Shabby chic it was beautiful!!!

There that should do it. Have a blessed day! Melanie

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