Its been a long time since I last wrote because I have been in somewhat of a slump. Mark and I have had one virus after another. Just when we are getting over one another one hits. On top of that I have been watching children 4 to 6 days a week. There is a lot of other stuff sandwiched inbetween that I keep private. I will just say that life has been stressful.
I don't quite know how to put into words the next thing I want to talk about. It is really hard to deal with. As you may know Mark & I adopted two boys because I was unable to have children due to endometriosis. The adoption date was January 8, 1998. Well, both boys are in their 20's and living on their own now. The oldest boy lives nearby and I babysit his two boys 4 to 5 days a week. The 2nd boy moved to another state where he got in contact with his birth family. Since doing that he has dropped all contact with me & my hubby. He still keeps in touch with my older son (his brother), but not with us. Basically, he has dumped us and gone back to his birth family.
On top of that, we have not found another church. Finding that with what is going on in the world these days it is hard to be a follower of Jesus. If we hear about a good church it always ends up being quite a distance away. Also, since we keep getting sick it makes it hard to go. Neither of us feels up to dealing with a new situation when we are sick. So we have been content to continue with on-line church. We've gotten more involved with our on-line church and its been pretty wonderful. It has been wonderful to get good Bible teaching and be drawn into a closer walk with Jesus. However, I was lonesome for our old church one day and checked out the newletter. I noticed that the women did not end up going to that IF conference. So I got excited and wondered if some good changes had occurred. So I listened to a current sermon on the podcast only to find out how much more deeply the head pastor has gotten into the emerging church stuff. And then all the people that I have warned have not heeded my warning and are still there listening to what is being taught. So that is another reason I have been depressed.
So that is my update. Even though there has been hard stuff, there has been good stuff too, for which I am thankful. God is so good, He's so good to me.