And as an adult, I continue to learn from her. This summer, Mom has been praying for apples. Our whole family simply loves applesauce, but our canning jars were sitting empty, silently pleading to be filled with yummy-ness. However, our search for apples in our local area turned up unsuccessful. The official season was past, but Mom kept praying.
We left on our fall tour, but answers to prayer are never late. Just before our final concert in Ohio, we discovered an orchard that was selling apples for a quarter the amount we'd previously priced. And, although we weren't planning to buy this amount, they loaded us up with 16 bushels of apples. Yes, over 700 lbs of apples! Applesauce, anyone?!
And the final product -- 200 quarts of fresh applesauce and pie filling. Not bad for a days work?! We're so thankful for this specific answer to prayer! Have you been prompted to pray for a specific need lately?!
"Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."
1 Thess 5:16-18