Roses, leaks and those kinds of weeks

A few weeks ago was one of those weeks. You know the kind, where nothing seems to go quite right. A knock at the door Monday night revealed a leaking water pump into the downstairs apartment. The couch legs broke, the fridge continued leaking water, extra-long dentist appointments, busy schedules, unanswered questions, overwhelmed by details, eye glasses arrived with wrong prescription, and the tool box Phil ordered was dented and unusable.
All in one week.

Blossom of hopeThen on Friday evening we discovered the rose in the front yard, on a deformed bush we thought was dead. Hope breathed into our hearts as we smelled the sweet fragrance. Life in missions isn’t always the adventure and excitement we imagine, yet God can take something deformed and “dead” and turn it into beauty.


The toolbox? We returned it with no hassle and got a sale price on a new one!