It turned out to be a nice afternoon today. I was so glad to see the sun shining and blue skies after so much cloudy, rainy weather. Kristi, Luke, Jacob, Nicholas, Zachary, Josiah and I went for another bike ride this afternoon. We enjoyed riding on some trails deeper in the woods and went to a different park today. I especially enjoyed the meadow full of wildflowers at the park.

Josiah and the flowers

On the trail


Luke finding mint leaves

Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God

In her book, Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God, Noel Piper tells the stories of five women who made a difference for Christ, because of the faithful lives they led. Reading the accounts of these five women will challenge you in your understanding of God’s greatness and His desire to use faithful servants for His glory. God can work in amazing ways through vessels committed to obedient service. The five women featured in this book are Sarah Edwards, Lilias Trotter, Gladys Aylward, Esther Ahn Kim, and Helen Roseveare. As you read the accounts of these women, including a great preacher’s wife, a woman who suffered persecution for the sake of Christ, women who faced challenges on the foreign mission field, and even the account of a woman doctor and her service as a medical missionary, you will be encouraged by their faithful examples and the mighty God they served. This book is a worthwhile read and a powerful reminder of the value of living life to glorify God.