Clancy, (almost 14) our son who is super talented and smart. He is another one that keeps us on our toes and our knees in prayer! Clancy is our go to guy for anything that needs fixing, as he can usually think of a solution for anything. It helps that one of his long term hobbies has been taking things apart and putting them back together again! He has so many interests and is really good at all of them: photography, watercolor painting and pencil drawing, playing the piano, working with wood, computers, and electronics, gardening with an emphasis on herbs and herbology (That is a word. I just looked it up!). You notice that school and spelling were not included in that list! He is my hands on guy, but this past year he has really starting showing initiative to get his schoolwork done. I think it is mostly so he can get onto the real life learning that he is so good at! Clancy was baptized this past year, as well, sharing his testimony that he wanted to follow Jesus. We are blessed to see him maturing in his faith.
Side story: January 2016, Clancy started complaining about some wart things on his feet (I think they are called papalomas). I am sorry to say that I did not pay much attention, but in August they had become a real problem, to where he was complaining about walking on them. I think he had about eight of them all together. In September he started looking at various pharmacies for medicine to kill them. Around the end of September I was convicted to start praying that God would just heal his feet and take them away, as we could never seem to get the medicine. If you read my blog about Shopping Camiri, you will know the reasons why!! Anyway, I told him one morning that I was praying that God would supernaturally heal his feet. He gave me a funny look like I was over the top or something, but didn't say anything. Both of our faith's took a growth leap when he came to me about three weeks later and told me that the warts were GONE!!! No medicine, just God's healing touch!! Praise the Lord!
We are so thankful for Clancy and are so proud of the godly young man he is becoming!
I also don't want you to get the picture that my children are perfect. They aren't... they take after me!!! We have our good days and bad days just like anyone else. We all know that we can be as mean, selfish, or sinful as the next guy. We are so thankful that we have a Saviour that came to save us from our sins. Hallelujah!!! And we know that apart from him we cannot do or be anything of value. John 15:5 "I am the vine (Jesus), ye (you) are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing."
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