Last Night’s Robbery

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There’s nothing quite like hearing your kids tell you there are policemen at your door.  And they weren’t friends who are policemen, delivering pizza.  Yes, that has happened.  This policeman and policewoman got straight to the point.  Do you know where your car is?  Um… we pointed out to the street where is was supposed  to be and our mouths fell open.  Gone.  My mind flitted to the afternoon.  We were  all frantically searching for the car keys because it was time to drive Nadine to her horseback riding lesson.  I ended up having to cancel it because we couldn’t find the keys.  I had checked the van around 4pm, and  that was the last time I knew for sure it was in the street.  After going over with the kids the events of the afternoon, we concluded that one of them had accidentally left the keys in the car when they went out to get something out of it earlier in the day.  We guess that someone took them, then later drove our car away once it got dark.  A neighbor in the hood where it was parked, called the police, because they noticed it had been running in their alley for about 4 hours.  So, Matthew got into the back of the police car, they took him to where they had found it, and then he drove it back home.  It was a strange evening.  The kids all surmised that maybe the mystery thief was really going to steal it, but since it was so messy inside (the story of my life) they changed their minds.  I’m just amazed that it was found so close by, and that we didn’t notice it in the morning when it might have been harder to put the pieces together.  It caused a bit of unrest, but we trust God is in control of our lives and surroundings, and there is nothing we can do to change that.  He promises to never leave us or forsake us.  He knows we need our vehicle, and thankfully He saw fit to keep it for us a bit longer.

Last night we also finished reading the story of Nate Saint.  He and four other men willingly risked their lives to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to people who had never heard the gospel before.  Jesus said, The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they might have life and have it to the full.  John 10:10

Today, I’m thankful for this promise!  I want to live life until it overflows!

Our birthday day yesterday!  Nadine’s present included a homemade robot, puppy from Elsie, nine cents, and a letter.  I attempted making lego block cakes, but my specialty is not decorating cakes.  Elijah wasn’t sure what they were at first.  

Our birthday boy now at nine years old!


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