Dear and I drove over to the West side of our state to spend time with some of our family and friends who live there. We met up at two separate restaurants on Thursday afternoon and then Saturday morning with dear friends and spent a couple hours eating together and enjoying conversations and catching up. On Mother’s Day we attended our kids’ church for a great time of worship and preaching. I’ll share some quotes from the sermon at the end of this post. Words I want to remember.
At 1:00 on Sunday this group met up for a Mother’s Day Brunch. It was an honor to enjoy this meal with our westside kids and my sister and her husband. Thank you to Laura for making the reservations and getting everyone together.
Me and my baby sister.
Me and our firstborn son.
Josh and Laura on the waterfront in Kirkland, Washington. The sun finally crept out from behind the clouds for a glorious afternoon.
Josh and Laura created this embroidery together for me as part of my Mother’s day gift. They also treated me to an ornament and tea towel commemorating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. We enjoy so much about Great Britain and remember fondly traveling together in England back in 2013!
A meal out with our daughter and her hubby was another special treat and this lamb shank was a delicious surprise to see on the menu.
We drove back home on Monday morning and it was a rain free event until we entered Spokane, on our last stretch home. We stopped at our Eastside kids’ home to deliver gifts and greetings and were happy for sweet hugs and time with our grands. Home again we get busy with laundry and the need to mow the lawns!
Back to the Sunday service we attended at Canyon Hills Community Church in Bothell, Washington. Dr. Nicholas Ellen from Houston, Texas was the guest preacher for this Sunday. His sermon was titled The Premise and Process of Trusting God. I’m sharing the link.
Some quotes from the sermon that I wrote down…
“The God of reality is bigger than the God of your imagination.”
“Stand Under so one day you will Under Stand”
You Can Obey God ~ some hindrances…
- Lack of knowledge
- Lack of skill
- Lack of will
Don’t be strong and wrong!
God has called us to the process. We need to follow God’s direction. He gives promises and in those promises we need to follow the process He provides.
May is ticking away at full speed. We are enjoying all the color that Spring brings.