I have had an unusual week. I haven't blogged as much as I normally do, but believe me when I say blogging was on my mind a lot! I just didn't have the time or if I did get a little time, I had to use it to rest these weary ol' joints of mine!
Last Tuesday, Shane finally got into the Dermatologist for the dark spot on his temple. Guess what everybody? It's just an inverted mole called a blue nevus! I was so relieved! The Doc said it looks blue due to the way it reflects the light. He said a whole lot more too but it went right over my head! I was just so relieved that is wasn't a growth of suspicious cells or something that required surgery! I also had the doc look at a spot on Shane's head. He said it's just a mole and to keep an eye on it. It seems Shane is going to have lots of moles just like his father does. Then I pointed out the patch of thicker skin on the inside bridge of Shane's nose. Just an inherited skin condition, blah, blah,blah. Then I showed the doc the bumps on Shane's upper arms. The Doc said he had them too. It's common. So he basically said he didn't want to see us again until Shane got acne or one of his moles changed! What a relief and what a precious gift from God! LOL
Wednesday night, we had three college students come over after church for food and a movie. I had made some Crock Pot Jambalaya from a recipe I snagged from Oh Fiddle dee dee's blog. It was delicious and everyone loved it. The kids were on Spring Break and staying at my parent's home, so no real curfew! One was my nephew, Josh Vernoy. We had a great time! Usually when the kids are here late, my hubby has to "give up the ghost" and go to bed. Not this time however. He was off Thursday, so he forced himself to stay up for the movie. We all had a precious time together.
Friday, while I was on the front porch discussing our lawn with our TrueGreen guy, I knew I had to witness to him before he left. He himself was very open and in a very talkative mood. I heard about his 22 month old son, lots of his family history, etc.I had noticed Shane coming to the front door for a while and then leave for a bit. He did this several times, sometimes making a comment and joining in on mine and Nick's conversation. One time though, I heard Shane whisper, "Mom", so I turned to him and he slipped a gospel tract into my hand. My heart smiled within me and I felt so wonderfully blessed in that moment! I will cherish that "precious moment" forever in my heart and mind! Here was my little man taking the initiative to witness to Nick. The best part is that Nick received the tract very warmly, looked through it, then promised me he would read it in its entirety when he got home. I told him it was a gospel tract when I handed it to him and he started pouring out about not having gone to church in so long, but had been raised Southern Baptist. I kindly laid my hand on his arm and sweetly said, "That's not really what it's all about is it Nick? The important thing isn't whether you have been in church or not, but whether you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and knowing for sure that you are going to Heaven when you die. This tract explains how you can know beyond a shadow of a doubt and it will give you scriptures as well." We spoke a little more on the subject. I invited him to our family oriented church but he lives in Lakeland, which is quite a distance away. We finished our paper work concerning the business of the yard, then as he walked away, he reiterated that he would read the tract at home. I hope he did. I have added Nick to my prayer list for salvation.I've told Shane how happy I was that he realized we had a perfect opportunity for sharing Christ right in our own front door. He really blessed my heart that day!
Sunday, our church began revival meetings with Evangelist Dave McCracken. What a unique man of God with a unique style of preaching. He has brought us 4 very powerful sermons so far. After tonight's service, he felt led to ask for testimonies. It was amazing! One man after another stood up and shared how God has been working in their lives. One confessed his complacency, another, crying like a baby, shared how he has been allowing work to keep him too busy. He said he remembers our pastor saying in the past, "If you are too busy for God, then you are TOO busy!" God really moved tonight and we were all talking after church about how we are anticipating Wednesday night's service! The altar has been full after each service. It has been precious! Please pray that true revival will break out in our church and community. I have asked God for it to begin with me.