Thought I'd post an update. I'm still here in AZ helping mom. She is doing better and better each day. My sister left and went back to Washington so now it's just me and mom and her husband. We went to the doctor today and he said she's doing better. We have two more appts this week and I'm anticipating she'll be good enough to say goodbye to me at the airport in a few days. Meanwhile, I'm cooking and freezing food so she doesn't have to do prepare meals for a while, and getting caught up on a few things they need to get done before winter here. *COUGH* as bad as winter gets in AZ. Nothing like the midwest let me tell you.
Why, it might even get down to 40 here! And I don't mean below zero.
I went to church here on Sunday. Lifechurch.tv to be exact. It was pretty good. A small church - the service I went to was about 70 people maybe. I was worried at first because at 9:30 exactly when the worship team began to worship, there were only about 6 people in the congregation. But, they trickled in through the next couple of songs. And they had great worship and an overall good experience. It was nice to be with brothers and sisters in Christ, even strangers. I felt at home. The messages at Lifechurch are delivered via satellite. The pastor gave a great message about sharing Christ with your friends and family members. He had some points that spoke directly to me. He talked about the fact that you don't always have to give the Roman Road or an 8 step path to Christ to share Christ with family and friends. Sometimes it is in acts of kindness and being the hands and feet of Jesus.
I don't always have the right attitude, and I don't always have a servant's heart. But, this week, I am trying to consciously choose to be the hands and feet of Jesus to my mom. To be a vessel that He can use somehow to reach her heart for Him.
God teaches you a lot when you're in the desert... :)