Monday, June 20, 2011
May Oh and June Oh
May began with the Greenup County National Day of Prayer walk and quickly followed were two college graduations within 20 hours of each other.....one in Nashville and the other, Chicago. No problem we thought. We can just fly everywhere we need to go. RRRRrrrrrrightttt! Except that every time we went to the airport, there was an issue about getting from A to B. "Your flight is delayed, you will miss your connection in Charlotte, we don't have seats to accommodate you on a later flight to Nashville, Your Chicago flight is canceled, blah, blah, blah, capeesh?! No problem. We know somebody. So we prayed to the LORD our God and every time, He worked it out! We arrived at our destinations in time and we KNEW who was on the throne! He even worked it out so we could drive to Chicago in order that Molly could join us. Long story short, He works!!
June was supposed to be a low key month as we didn't plan many activities in order than we would be available for the birth of Silas Jason Tucker in Louisville. We did host a community kitchen fundraiser dinner "A taste of New Orleans," which was a blast and a blessing!! We did all the cooking ourselves and since this was our signature food, it was easy.......bayou spicy shrimp appetizer, uptown salad with red leaf lettuce pears, pecans, blue cheese and homemade balsamic vinaigrette. The soup was a French Quarter chicken, andouille, and oyster gumbo over rice and the entrees were chicken and sausage jambalaya as well as craw fish etouffee. The dessert was my fav bread pudding recipe with whiskey sauce and, of course, pralines with cafe' a lait. The community kitchen held dinners in 5 other homes, all of which had different themes. They raised approx. $6000 to help supply food for the year
Then, Molly left for Camp Hollymont, Silas was born, Jason, my nephew moved in with us to get free (detox) from a serious drug addiction, seven difficult but sacred days PTL, as the LORD was His Shepherd who made him lie down on hunter green carpet, we adopted his dog, Boomer (named after Boomer Esiason), who loves to pick fights with our boxer, Boaz. Both are currently bitter and holding onto unforgiveness, jealousy and stubbornness. Why, LORD, can't they just love one another?! Jonny turned 25!!
But in all of this, God revealed His unequaled greatness and we knew He was with us and ordaining our months according to His will. We embraced what He had arranged for us. Galatians 3:11 says, "The righteous will live by faith." (NIV) But the Message translation says it best, "Those who live in right relationship with God will do so by embracing what He arranges for them." He taught me that verse at the Opryland Hotel back in 2005 via a sub-par room.