Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Ponderings of the Last Month

I haven't posted much lately because it has been a hectic month and a half. Bruce and I came back from New Hampshire with his 20 year old son who stated that he wanted a new start in life. We were staying in a small apartment and needed to find a bigger place. We found a lovely home with large trees and lots of space. I have been busy painting a large picture of Yosemite and dealing with a 20 year old with lots of angst ridden problems.

To my husband's chagrin, his son Nathan last week informed us that he wants to move back to NH. He leaves today. Nathan has been dealing with many emotional problems brought on by a breakup with his girlfriend. So now we have this big house, and are wondering what God will use it for. We hope to have Bible studies eventually. I guess to be honest, my hope is that somehow God will allow us to start a Sovereign Grace Church here in Reno. In order to start that process, we have to have a group of like-minded people with the same desire to move in that direction.

We are also considering having my elderly eccentric mother move in with us. I was convicted by a teaching by Alastair Begg last year about taking care of our elderly parents. Hah! He never met my mother! She cusses worse than any sailer and is strongly, STRONGLY, opinionated about politics. She tells the same stories over and over, and you have no idea how many times we have heard that President Bush graduated from Yale with only a C- average. My husband and I hope that somehow our lives can be a testimony of the love of God in her life. Umm...she is also strongly, STRONGLY, opinionated about "religion".

We have been going to a Reformed Baptist Church recently, which has wonderful teaching, but we sure miss a blend of contemporary songs and traditional hymns. I played on the worship team at our previous church, and miss that as well. I tend to hold onto things like that lightly though. Music is a peculiar beast, and it is best to leave it in God's hands. The present church has a piano, a female singer (who constantly chews gum while singing), and a male worship leader.

The sun set yesterday with clear sharp skies. We awoke this morning with a covering of snow. What a fast moving storm! I get a small glimpse of the mountains out of the family room window. A sliver of white and granite mountaintop with dark storm clouds rolling down. I am ready for Spring.


At 4:57 PM, Blogger chamblee54 said...

I saw your commentary in purgatorio and centurion and thought i would pay a visit.
I see I am not the only person with life changes and difficult relatives.
I visited Reno once while touring america on greyhound. That was the first time i was in a casino. I haven't been aversion to gambling is one part of my babtist upbringing that is intact. The desert scenery is another matter, though, and I would like to see that again.

At 7:43 PM, Blogger candyinsierras said...

Thanks for visiting. the desert and mountains are beautiful, the casinos are not enticing to me at all! I very rarely go in a casino.


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