Tuesday, April 26, 2011


I have been busy doing this and that and - Oh well you get the picture!  I started baking some Amish Friendship loaves.  Got two done.  Then Silas got some mayhaws.  Jelly time!  We got all the juice ready one day and the next day we put up 15 pints.  Then it was the week end.  So we were waiting until Monday to finish it up.
I work at the church office on Monday and Wednesday mornings to help our sweet little secretary out. It is all volunteer work.  I usually get home about noon.  When I walked in the kitchen I could not believe what I saw.
Sixteen - yes, 16 pints of jelly.  Silas had helped me with the first batch and decided that he could do  it to help me out.  He actually did it!  All by himself!  I was so proud of him.  Not just for the jelly but because he was so thoughtful.

Last week was mid-term exams for Adam.  We are into our second semester.  He has worked hard and the harder he works the harder I have to work.  It is challenging at times.  But the 9 weeks test plus the mid term test really wore me out.  His lowest grade so far is a 97.  He is learning and I am re-learning!  Guess you never get to old to learn.  It will be worth all the effort I put into it to see him serving the Lord.  He is doing so good spiritually, also.  Studying Proverbs on his own.  Said he needed wisdom so he writes down scripture and wants to learn more.  This thrills me!  

Seems I have had to put some things on hold for awhile.  I feel I need wisdom, also.  We feel so inadequate, 
to face some of the things that have come our way lately.  But our God is seeing us through.  I'm glad He is the God of the valley as much as He is God of the mountains.  In our lowest moments He is always there to remind us that He is right there with us.  That's my God.  He is good all the time.
He gives us so many blessings and if we look at what He has already done we know He will not fail us now.

We seem to hear of so many that are going through trials and are having to fight the good fight of faith.  I think the devil knows his days are short.  The Lord's coming is nigh at hand and I want to fight a good fight and keep the faith and finish the course.  I'm sure that is all our desires.  May God bless all of you and give you a blessed week. 



Barbara said...

Oh Aliene that sounds so much like something my dh would do, you Silas sounds like my Chuck, always thoughtful and always looking for ways to make life easier for me, we got some good men here sister, let us always brag on them and thank God for them, hope your day s filled with lots of blessings,

Deborah said...

Amen to Barbara's comment!
You have been busy, and it's so good to hear your grandson is doing well.
I don't know the details of the trials you are going through, but I'll be praying for you. Just keep in mind- But God.....
Hope you have a blessed day!