Last week was crazy busy. I put at least five hundred miles on the car running dad here and there, taking care of business and lining up things for his apartment. It appears he will be getting one nearby and it is subsidized so he will be able to afford it. An added bonus is the fact that it is in such good shape and close to everything he needs. We will be a quick six miles away and I imagine we’ll be seeing more of him. I’m hoping he adjusts quickly and can work on rebuilding his life.
I was looking to rent a small place in the center of town for him to have a shop but I hesitated when I shouldn’t have because now it is rented. Another salon is going in (that will be the fourth within a block of the square–I mean really do we need another one?!!!). The rent was only $250 a month and would have been perfect. I’ll just have to pray something else opens up, because dad needs things to do (he’s a tinkerer) and a place to do them and our place isn’t big enough! I am looking forward to spending more time with him. The last time he was here we were getting ready to go to an appointment but before we did I told him I take communion every morning. I know he has repented and believe he is saved so I asked if he wanted to join me and he did. I led him through it, and it was a special time.
I’ve been dreaming a lot this week but not remembering most of them. It’s a bit frustrating because I want to hear from God. I have been trying to journal every day but usually don’t spend much time when I do. Perhaps I should just keep pressing in with regards to that. Voice of the Prophets starts Wednesday so it’ll be a short week. I am looking forward to it, though it’ll probably smart a bit as I have spent the last four with Mary. I wonder if she’ll be there and if she is what that’ll look like. Funny, now I’m remembering one of the dreams I had and how good it felt to see her again (in the dream). But then she saw me. It was just a dream though, right? Or was He preparing me? Someday it’ll stop hurting. I know, I’ll look to Jesus!!! :)
After VOP, two of my friends from Arkansas (who will be up for that) will be coming to my place to stay for a couple of days. I am really looking forward to that, especially since they will be doing a one-day equipping seminar at the church on healing/deliverance ministry. I made an announcement at church today. This is a big deal for my church, which is opening up to this and other things of the Spirit.
Today I sang with the worship team. I don’t know that I’ll ever be a regular, but I’ll fill in from time to time. It’s taken a long time, but “Holy Spirit” was finally sung, and things are changing. After church I was talking with someone who enjoys roasting coffee. I shared how I wanted to open a coffee shop/ministry in town. Another lady walked up and said she has that vision too. Methinks God is up to something good :)