Homemade Ice Cream and Surprise Blessings
I wrote this yesterday afternoon just after getting off the phone with a very good friend of mine from Florida. She and I have known each other since 1986 and we hadthe best time. Cathy is definitely a blessing.
Until the last week, I hadn’t had homemade ice cream in over forty years. In fact, the last time I had it, they had to manually crank it all out. It was a huge chore. In the last week, I’ve had it three times. Who knew they have electric models now?!
I know God has used me to bless so many people on this trip and I’m grateful for that. But I have to admit I’ve received the greatest blessings. I’ve learned so much about our great nation, about its people, about myself and about God.
Last Sunday morning, I was about to visit Zion Baptist Church in Kentucky and mentioned to my friend Danny that I missed my Bible. I explained that when trying to pair down weight for my trip, I’d opted for a Kindle version of the Bible. I really miss my hard copy Bible.
Less than an hour later, I received a visitor’s goody bag that contained a paperback version of God’s Promises for Every Day.
Another day as I was pedaling, I realized I hadn’t had Mexican food since I’d left Huntsville, Alabama. I love Mexican food but there haven’t been many opportunities for it. I also realized I really missed it. A couple of hours later, a woman passed me on the road and stopped. She knew I was the “Bicycle Lady” and had already made arrangements for me to meet a reporter for an interview.
We all met at… a Mexican Restaurant in the smallest town I’d ridden through to that point. It didn’t have a Burger King, Dairy Queen or even a chain grocery store. But it had a Mexican restaurant. I had my fill of chips and salsa!
God really does care about the little things in our lives. Our deep desires of the heart. He wants to bless us. Of that I’m completely convinced. If we trust Him, He will lead us, bless us, and give us homemade ice cream and Surprise Blessings.
As you read this, I’ll be making a 65 mile trek from McLeansboro, Illinois to Evansville, Indiana. Looking forward to seeing friends I made there last week and ministering to more hurting people.
Tomorrow you’ll read about the adventure but for now, look for God to bless you with your own flavor of homemade ice cream.
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I was blessed by your visit! And a trip to Shiloh Military Park and The Rattlesnake Saloon and Coon Dog Cemetery...and today I'm blessed with my renovation guys showing up early!
Hi Reba, I have blessed by you. All your many adventures have reminded me how faithful God is. Enjoy Indiana, that is may home state. Looking forward to seeing you in Indy.