Thursday, September 26, 2013

Another Door?

Yesterday, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I discussed what happened at the legion, when I attended there for dinner, on Monday.

Unlike most other dinner evenings, I left there earlier than normal.  I had another place I had to go!

I left South Windsor, and drove towards home.  Instead of going home, I stopped at Sandy's Riverside Grill

Even though Sandy's is only a few minutes from where I live, I had never been there, before.

No, I wasn't going there for dinner.  After all, I had just enjoyed a tasty meal with my friends at the legion.

I had been asked to meet some people, there.

On Facebook (FB), apparently my name had been drawn by The Windsor Square, to participate in an evening where those whose names were drawn would meet.  Here is a LINK for you to check out this publication.

To be honest, I don't normally go to restaurant/bars in the evening.  Not even when my now deceased husband Gordon, was alive.

But, I felt I should attend.  So, I went.

On my way there, I prayed that God would provide a parking spot for me, near Sandy's.  My heart was filled with gratitude, when I pulled up and found there was a spot on the street, immediately in front.  Wow!  Lord, You are utterly amazing!  Thank You!

To my surprise, the majority of the people in attendance were there for the same reason I was. 

I joined a small group of those who were seated at a table near the front entrance.  To my surprise, one woman at my table I had met previously, at meetings concerning the boarded up houses issue on Windsor's west side.

We enjoyed serious and fun conversations. 

As I sat there, I thought about how I had never really done this sort of thing, in the past.  And, wondered if God was somehow opening the door for me, in some way.

In addition to having conversations with those who had been invited, I met both the Publisher and the Editor of The Windsor Square.  Not together, but at separate times.

We enjoyed some conversation.  And individually, I was asked by each of these men, if I would be interested in writing for their publication.

My reply to each fellow, was that when I am finally recovered and well enough, after my upcoming surgery, I would indeed like to do so.  But, at the moment, I didn't feel I was in a position to do more than I am already doing.

The Editor's reply to me was rather shocking.  He suggested that I provide him a link to LwL.  He said that he felt he could use it for the publication.

I thanked both men for inviting me to join the group.  And, I thanked them for the gift certificate I won! 

When my name was drawn, many voices asked me if I had a pet.  When I responded that I didn't, laughter filled the room!

Still, I was thankful to have won that gift.  I'd like to thank you, once again!

My daughter P will enjoy making use of the Pet Certificate!  I'm grateful she can use it, for I don't have a pet, nor does my daughter B!

I'm sure you can tell that Monday was a very busy day for me. 

And, it was rather shocking, in the events that took place.  Especially, when God opened the door for me to be able to reach more people for Him, through my writing.

This door-opening seemed to fulfill what God told us in Colossians 4:3-4, "Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:  That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak."

How grateful I was!   After all, it seemed like He was opening another door for me to be able to reach out to others, proclaiming His goodness to me.  And indeed, to all who are His children. 

Are you His child?

Are you trusting in Jesus?  And, in Him, alone... for your salvation?

If you are, you are God's child.

If not, you need to become His child, in order to spend eternity in Heaven, when your life ends here on earth.

Please know that I pray that I will be able to see you and be with you in Heaven, once life has ended. 

Until next time...

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