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Indiana, United States
I'm a mother of five of my own children, very blessed adoptive mommy to one, step mother to three! Married to a wonderful man who forgives ALOT! Grammy to 6!I also have the best "kids in law" that I could have! I am blessed to be able to baby sit for our grandchildren a few days a week. I am blessed to be able to NOW stay home full time to take care of our home, children, and grandchildren!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Home from Camping!

Oh wow, we are home from camping and we are SOOO tired. We had a good time for the most part...our camper had a "run in" with a red...or it used to be red...cement pole about five miles from our house when my hubby tried to fill the van up with gas.
On the way to Lake Monroe, in Southern Indiana, the van started giving us major problems and barely made it up the southern Indiana hills. We finally crept into our campsite and found that we have engine problems that couldn't be fixed there. We arranged Roger's nephew to tow the camper home today and we would take our chances with the van alone.
We made it back ok with a few stops between here and Lake Monroe to let the big old van "rest."
We had fun at the reunion and spent time with elderly family members. I have a new buddy with Roger's three year old, almost 4 year old, niece who stuck to me like glue most of the time. That REALLY helps to convince me that I would love to adopt! (Lord willing, we will put our house on the market and then start the adoption process when the house sells! Both of those are prayer requests, if you think of it, pray for God's leading and help in selling the house and leading us in adoption!!)
We had a big discussion today with another part of the family that I don't know very well but I really have grown to like them!! We differ in our religious beliefs and it saddens me to think that they don't think my salvation is secure. I've never really had any other believers wonder about my salvation. I almost cried.
But I will do some more studying in the books of the Bible that they suggested I study and then the NEXT time we have this discussion-if there is a next time-I can be better prepared.

Now it is time for a nice shower and a date with Roger to watch Masterpiece Theatre!
Lots of love,


  1. Beth,
    I have family that doubts my salvation, as well. It is hard to be in that environment. Just because I don't look a certain way....
    I am thankful for the verses to cling to that remind us that it is not of our works that our salvation depends but on the death of Christ in my stead. My Faith, and yours, I am sure rest securely in that and our decisions to acknowledge our need and the acceptance of this salvation.
    Becky K.

  2. Wow, what a trip that was. I got tired just reading it! :-) I'm glad you made it home safely, and I have been praying about your house sale.

    I had a pastor tell me that I was not saved because the age that I was when I accepted what Jesus had done to take my sin punishment was "too young." As hard as I tried, I could not convince him of my salvation, so I determined that he would have to see the fruit of it in me and change his mind. Oh well. God knows I'm saved! :-)