Month: March 2013

Happy New Year!!

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Hey everyone,
I hope you all have had a great winter. Ours hasn’t decided when to go yet, so Friday was 70+ degrees, while today brings “freezing rain.” What made this weekend really special though was a visit from a friend in the faith. You know, when you keep Shabbat at home frequently, you tend to appreciate Yahweh sending someone to fellowship with you more.
With that thought, the days leading up were a flurry of cleaning and cooking. Earlier this week we painted our bathroom and stairway area a new color, and I promptly decided I’ll have a professional do my house later on. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s amazing how many different foam rollers there are though. Seemingly for every type of painting they make a roller.
Anyways, it was awesome having him over for Shabbat. Praise Yahweh that we were able to ย visit together for a while, going over Scripture, sharing meals, and learning about the people in Africa.

I got my driver’s permit in January, so I have been practicing to get my 40 hours required for a intermediate license in July/August. For a long time, I was terrified to drive. I was so afraid of the responsibility that comes with driving a vehicle larger than a golf cart; Abby, you know what I mean. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Seriously, I can really hurt someone while driving, and that scared me since I was old enough to get a driver’s permit, in September 2011. One day though, I realized I actually was ready to start learning, and started studying the book in preparation for my test.
I still have my reservations with driving, which is probably good in some ways, so I won’t be inclined to “reckless driving,” hopefully. Still, others my age have a lot more experience driving (looking at you, Chelsea, oh driver of large farm equipment) ๐Ÿ˜›

Also in ‘The Avalos News,’ we recently released a song called “Count On You.”
(mentioned in my last post)
Hannah and I were brainstorming ideas for a new song, and an idea I’d had floating around came to my mind – I’ll raise my hands in the twilight, give thanks in the darkest of nights. That became the lead-in for the chorus, and Hannah single-handedly write most of the song to my chord structure. I believe the title really explains the meaning behind it, knowing we can count on Yahweh, and prayerfully you will be blessed by it.
Here’s the link:

Passover is quickly coming upon us, and I intend to write more soon.
Until then,
Shalom from Central MO