Monday, March 07, 2011

Feeling a little cranky!

"...if I die suddenly, my gravestone might appropriately offer this insight into my departure: "God got tired." I require lots of work."

— Beth Moore (Believing God)

It has been a rough patch we have been growing through lately. No one thing in particular, just a lot of little things that seem to add up and become a bit overwhelming.

For instnace, this weekend we were robbed for the second time in a month. The first breakin was thwarted after a window was broken and the alarm sounded which alerted all the neighbors. We continue to have random gun shots fired around our neighborhood and often within feet of our house. Usually these are guards fireing warning shots at intruders but it is unnerving to have  guns shooting off across the street in the middle of the night and then be responded by another gun behind the house. Or house alarms going off for hours at a  time. Not condusive to sleep.

Saturday night our son in law  left his car with us as my husband took him to catch a midnight bus to another city where he was preaching Sunday morning. When we awoke Sunday morning we discovered his van had been broken into, destroying the consul and a window.  The van was parked a few feet away from my daughter's window. All of his electonics, along with our garage remotes, and theirs, were taken as well as a GPS and other items with his address. This meant Jackie and the grand babies were home alone and the theives had their remote and address. So... the day was spent changing locks and securing the two homes  which was made more difficult being a Sunday and most stores are closed.

It also means the thief was walking around our bedroom windows as we found  evidence of their having been in the back yard as well as the front. I don't like that.

So Jackie and the girls are here with us for now. Brian is in Luque and has a bad virus  (fever, vomiting) and is not up for the bus trip home yet. In the mean time, we are dealing with the car insurance issues.

When it rains, it pours! But God is always faithful!

‎"In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me." - Psalm 56:11

I think I will have this blown up and put around our property!

 Go ahead, make my day, PUNK!


Dawn said...

I think you should! Wow, Satan is working overtime. I am so sorry. I wonder if our missionary friends in Ascension have this kind of issues to deal with.

groovyoldlady said...

That poster would certainly deter me!!!

I am praying for you, my friend - for your protection and for the Lord to CONTINUALLY remind you of HIS presence and control in your lives.

Carrie said...

Oh my! I'm so very sorry for all the troubles (and, oh my goodness I'm glad it's not me!!!)! I hope things start looking up soon!

We have been fortunate in that we've not encountered much in the way of guns and theft and such. We more deal with sickness, car troubles, etc.

Miss Footloose | Life in the Expat Lane said...

It must be hard to apply your sense of humor in this situation, but you managed with the photo you posted, so I am impressed!

I hope you'll find a way to feel safe again!

Jamie Jo said...

I, too, am impressed with your sense of humor in spite of your crankiness. Thankful that all are light and momentary troubles compared with the glory that awaits you. I'm thankful, too, that God does not get tired. :)

Kathy said...

So sorry you're having these troubles, but at least you are together (trusting Brian will be home soon) and knowing you trust the Lord makes me feel better for you! Also trust that we will be praying for you and your family!!! Sending hugs too!

Ken, Christie, Camille, Caroline said...

Love the picture, but not the news. I'm stepping up the prayers for your family. Hang in there, girl. I'm remembering what a fellow missionary said when he called me in the hospital a few weeks ago: "This is not a playground, it's a battleground!"