The good news is that my extended bible study time went amazingly well this morning. It’s so neat when the verses you read in the order in which you’re studying directly apply – God’s cool like that. It’s as if He moves verses around to make them come up in the course of reading, but He doesn’t have to, because He planned it all out in the beginning.

But the verses that were really great were in Isaiah 1:

19 If you are willing and obedient,
you will eat the best from the land;

20 but if you resist and rebel,
you will be devoured by the sword.”
For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

And the coolest part is that I had a note in my Bible that I had read the exact same verses a couple of years ago right after Chris and I had obeyed God in a meaningful way and He had immediately let us see the fruit of our obedience! So needless to say, it was very encouraging.

And thank you all SOOO much for your encouragement on that post! It really means quite a lot to me to know that I have that support system.

However, there’s some bad news as well: My Mom broke her leg and hurt her head this evening while helping my Dad build a deck. She’s still in the ER currently and they’re putting her leg in a splint until they can schedule a surgery date. Apparently it’s pretty serious – it will involve plates and such.

Mom always has a lot on her plate and a lot of people that depend on her, because she has QUITE the servant’s heart (as I have blogged about previously). Because of that, I know that this will not be an easy time for her. Besides all of her own things to take care of – a large vegetable garden, chickens, a house, BUILDING a house, etc, she’s also involved in a lot of Church stuff, most currently VBS next week. Pray that she can know when to slow down to heal and let other people serve HER for a change.

In the meantime, Ali and I will be brushing up on our weed-pulling and chicken-wrangling skills.


Regularly scheduled blog programming will pick back up tomorrow.

13 thoughts on “Good News and Bad News: Answered Prayers and Needed Prayers

  1. I hope your Mother gets better soon and she gets the rest she needs.Moms are like that always doing too much.I will be thinking about her.

  2. Oh Rachel! I am SO sorry to hear that! We will be praying for "Ms. Sara" as my kids call her. If there is anything we can do, let me know. If it would help you for us to watch Ali, just say the word.

  3. Please let us no how we can help. I would love to bring her a meal. . .anything. She will surely be missed next week in VBS. Are you taking her place? :-)

  4. Remember to pull weeds early in the morning (cause it's cooler) and not to let them get too big or they take a LOT longer.

    Also, help your mom relax and be blessed by those who want to help her. She's being a blessing by letting others bless her!

  5. Yikes. I am so sorry for your mom, your dad, and for you. You must be a great daughter to take over everything like that. Good luck with the chickens!

  6. I am sorry about your Mom and will pray hard for her obedience in slowing down and that she will have a very sucessful surgery. As for the bible study blog it got my attention real good, so I am back to my goal of studying the OT much harder.

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