Saturday, June 4, 2011

Peace out.

Last night we started what we hope will become a weekly tradition of Friday night dinner and board games with our neighbors and the friends we have made through our conversational English classes. The Smiths, Hutsons, Robert, Angela, Izzy, 2 of Scott's students and our friendly Lidl cashier Justina came. Scott invited Justina just yesterday afternoon when he was purchasing 2 card tables. She has never seen us in Lidl at the same time but when she came in our house she said, 'I knew it was you!' How, the accent? 'No, because you both have such a peaceful look on your face. Peace on the inside. Everyone else comes in with a frown or they are tired, but you are smiling and happy.' I'm not a huge public crier but when she said that, I was touched to know that God is working through me even when I am frantic to get all my groceries in my trolley before I have to punch my PIN into the machine. 'Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways.' 2 Thessalonians 3:16a

After dinner and dessert some of us played Apples to Apples, some played Scrabble (Thanks Angela for beating Scott!) and  Uncle Craig wrangled the 4 little girls for us. Good times.


  1. Love all of your recent posts! :) You always bring a smile to my face. And thanks for the reminder to let God's peace and love shine through. What a neat story to share with us- thanks! I'll be praying about your different ministries and events. We love you guys.

  2. You have always been full of peace, and God IS working through you, Denise! : ) God bless you and your new friends! Hugs, Holly

  3. love this post!! and, miss you guys!