Do You Want to Survive or Thrive?

This has been a hard season for all of us. We haven’t been able to do our regular activities and some of us have spent most of the last eight months or so mostly confined to our homes. But, God clearly told me that He has not changed and He is still my firm foundation. Hallelujah!

In the midst of this whole crisis, I decided that I needed to find another church. The reasons are numerous, but I prayed about it and got the “go ahead” from God. So, when I was getting a crown put on my tooth, the dental assistant was talking about her little boy being in a boot like mine after he got hurt accidentally at home. She said that he was possibly facing an amputation, but they had the whole church praying and the surgeon was able to save his foot. Again, Hallelujah! So, I asked about the church she attends and, long story shorter, my husband and I visited there and I really, really liked it! I felt peace there and love how the pastors (there are two) used so much Scripture in their sermons. So, we are transitioning to a new church now. I say “transitioning” because my husband is on the board of our former church and can’t really leave it until February. So, another big change in our lives, but hopefully, all for the better.

We had made plans to have our son and his family here for Thanksgiving and I was so excited about getting to see our grandson for the first time in almost nine months! He turned eighteen last February and that is the last time we saw him. But, alas! It was not to be because our granddaughter was exposed to Covid at school, so the family has to be quarantined for two weeks. I texted my son last night to make sure that they were able to get groceries delivered for Thanksgiving. They hadn’t purchased the turkey or anything previously because they had also planned to be with us. His reply was “yes” so that means that I don’t have to talk my husband into an hour plus trip to deliver a Thanksgiving meal to their porch. I hope that you will join me in prayer that Iris and her family don’t get sick. I praise God that I can share my prayer needs with you and I am confident that you will lift them up to Heaven with me.

So, where does the title of today’s blog come from? Dr. Denison, of course!

Dr. Denison November 24, 2020

May the Lord bless you and keep you and may His face shine upon you with grace and mercy! Happy Thanksgiving!

5 thoughts on “Do You Want to Survive or Thrive?

  1. Great post, Vickie! Fascinating how the dental assistant “just happened” to have a son who was in a boot, and that, in fact, she “just happened” to go to a church that the Lord would have you attend. I wish you and your husband many happy years in your new church home.

    And I pray for you to be able to see your grandson soon!!

    Happy Thanksgiving, Vickie.

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    1. Amen! Yes, we can. When I was feeling pretty low about all that is happening in our country, God spoke to my heart and told me that He doesn’t change and He is my foundation! A good word from the Lord!


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