the accident

We've been enjoying having our daddy home.
God's been teaching us a lot lately and sometimes the lessons aren't very comfortable.
But I'm learning to be teachable.
To be joyful anyways.
No matter what.
To laugh because that's what faith does.
And to cry sometimes because God says that's okay, too.

Sunday night after the youth leadership meeting at our house, Joel left to check on one of the young people and a truck travelling the other direction turned across his lanes.  He was riding his motorcycle and he laid it down right before it hit the truck.  He managed to come out of the accident with only minor road rashes and a neck sprain.

I am praising God for His protection!!  This situation could have been so much worse, but God in His mercy, has spared us.  I know motorcycles are dangerous and I have covered my husband in prayer from the time he purchased it till now.  The real reason behind the purchase was to save money on outrageous gas bills.  But God's bigger than finances and difficulties, than accidents and hardships. 

I'm learning to trust.

I'm learning even amidst the trials to be thankful.  So very, very thankful for every minute God grants us here on this earth to blaze forth His glory.

"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18

P.S.  we're simplifying over here.  needs vs wants and some wants have to go for a time...so I won't have internet service but I hope I can blog intermittently until we get it again.  (I just realized that's what I do already:  blog intermittently!  I do have grand hopes of blogging daily though, it's one of my lifetime goals...haha)

Today is a blessing!


Drea said...

That is so very scary, but I'm very happy to hear that he is okay. That is an incredible blessing. My husband wants a motorcycle and after a cousin's horrible accident a few years ago that resulted in some heavy brain trauma, I'm not so sure I can let myself let go enough to say, "Go ahead, honey, get a bike."

I am so grateful that your husband was spared the horrible tragedy that can come from such accidents. God was truly watching over him. :)

Cute pic. <3

PaisleyJade said...

Oh wow - so amazingly thankful for God's protection!!! Totally blown away - Praise you Lord!!!

Lauren said...

so thankful for the Lord's protection!!! So scary!

Also, we're simplifying too! If it weren't for a lot of John's classes being online we'd be doing away with the internet as well - so I totally get your decision! ;)

Kristin said...

Oh no....I am so glad the Lord protected him and that he wasn't hurt worse. Thank goodness!!

Southern Gal said...

Oh, Joye! I'm so, so thankful the Lord kept Him safe. Scary stuff.

It's always a treat to come read your intermittent blogging. ;)

Allie said...

Praise the Lord for protection! Praying the minor cuts and bruises heal quickly.

ricebabies said...

That is God's hand. I have so many stories of motorcycle accidents with people knew and love, most don't end very well.Praise God your does.

Olivia Grace said...

Thank God he is safe and sound!!

Rachel~Wildflower Photography and a little bit vintage said...

so glad that your honey is safe! my dad had a motorcycle accident and ended up braking several ribs and was pretty banged up. praise god that he is safe!

Linda said...

I am so glad that God protected him. Wow! That was scary for him....and for you and the family.

I am always praying for protection when my husband walks out the door. And we also pray every time we go somewhere together.

Rejoicing with you!

Sammy said...

That is so awesome- GO God!
And love your posts, no matter how frequent!

kinze said...

God is good ... praise God for protecting your hubby!

Rose D., Frenchtown, NJ said...

Cuts and bruises will heal...God's hands work in mysterious ways...I'm praying for all of you! Your blog is such a breath of fresh air. Sorry to see that you have to scale back--but I agree we should all live within our means. Keep in touch so we don't lose you!!!! And thank you for sharing your recent loss. I too suffered the loss of a baby which has turned my life upside down...Listening patiently for the Lord's word to help me through. May God continue to bless your beautiful family. Looking foward to seeing your return in blogland full time!! Much love!

Dixie Mom said...

My gosh, I'm so glad he's okay....how terrifying! I'm sorry your internet is going down. I'm afraid that I would die without that outlet. Sometimes I think I might have to do it though.

Bethany G said...

Praise God for protecting him!
Loving your blog girl :)

Stephanie said...

So scary! I've been learning the same thing lately - that He is bigger and that He is not surprised by our circumstances. He is always, always good. I've been blogging intermittently too, but mostly because I've been so busy I have hardly had a chance to breathe this summer. Simplifying is something I really want to learn to do...

Beth in NC said...

So thankful he is ok!!!

Bless you all!


Blue Cotton Memory said...

It is so hard to put "worry/fear" aside when living faith. So glad your faith covered your husband. That's how I live - by faith, not worry - and sometimes something inside tries to tell me I'm crazy - but I just focus harder Believing that faith!

I understand about needs verses want. Hope you find a way to stay connected (a coffee shop is a great way:)

Holly said...

So glad to know he is ok!!


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