Happy New Year! Today has been a day of rest for our family. We haven't left the house or changed out of our PJ's. Jonah did leave when the Hibbs stopped by to take him for ice cream. Other than that, we have been very lazy around here. It has been a good day.
We started something today that I heard about many years ago. We saved all of our Christmas cards and put them in a big basket. Every night, when we pray with Jonah or when we sit down to eat a meal together at home, we will draw one of the cards out and pray for that family. I love this idea. It is a great way to teach Jonah to pray for other people and also a reminder for us to thank God for special people in our lives and pray for them specifically.
So, tonight Dan drew the first card from the middle of the stack. This is who he drew!
Yep, Rob and Melanie! I found it so odd that we normally spend the New Year with them and didn't this year but drew their card first...on the new year! So, tonight we prayed for Rob and Melody. (Jonah is now calling her Melody rather than Melanie!) After we prayed for them, we put them at the bottom of the stack. We have about 120 cards so everyone should get a specific day of prayer at least 3 times this year. Don't you wish you would have sent us a card? ;-)