I’ve been here a week and it feels as if I’ve started to put down roots! I love coming here and have been having a great time. Yes, I’m still fasting, have been for a week (so far so good), and I have to wonder if that’s part of the reason for the “settling” I feel in my heart. Anyway I’ll catch you up on things. Over the weekend a friend who was on vacation with her family stopped by for a night. It was sure good to catch up with her, and Mary and I got to spend some time sharing. Before we went to bed, Mary had us step outside, sit in two chairs, hold hands, and look at the sky. It had rained earlier and was clearing up, and you could see stars beginning to peek through. Unbeknownst to me at the time, she prayed God would send the aurora like He did when we were in Alaska. As she started to sing in her prayer language the clouds became ribbons and moved back and forth in the sky just like they were the aurora. We saw two flashes, one at the beginning and one at the end, and although the color was missing, it definitely looked like what I saw in Alaska! The crazy thing was Mary couldn’t see the movement, only Lori and I could. At one point I even said out loud, “It looks like the Aurora the way it moves!” That was happy.
I’m not sure where the last week has gone. Yesterday was fun though. We went over to help a neighbor who has a studio prepare for “pottery night.” I learned how to roll out clay and helped set things up. Later we went back and I got to make a vase, cutting out the clay, beveling the edges, piecing it together. Did you know clay has a memory?! Of course it does, and we were made from clay, lol. Anyway, it felt like coming home as they told their Holy Ghost stories and talked about life. Near the end one of the ladies handed me a cup she’d done and asked if I wanted to glaze it, which I did. I thought that was mighty sweet, because there won’t be time to fire and glaze my vase and this way I’ll have something to take home. But I’m not ready to think about going home yet. My heart is happy here :)
Not sure what we’re doing today but more people are coming in tonight. Kevin will be flying to Charlotte tomorrow, and Mary’s neighbors offered to take me down to get him. That was such a relief because I hear traffic around Charlotte can be a nightmare. It’ll be good to see him again. Tif and Emma will be here this weekend as well (they were the last time Kevin came) and of course I wonder if he’s going to have another encounter. We shall see! There’s a conference at The Gathering this weekend, and we’re looking forward to it. David Hogan will be there. Kevin’s never heard him speak. It’s going to be an interesting weekend!