Early Saturday morning, April 4 was the 3rd/4 tetrad ‘blood moons’ for 2013-2014. The first being last April then around the time of our fifteenth anniversary October 8, and now in-between Good Friday April 3 and the dawning to Easter morning April 5 which also, not accidental is(was) Claudia’s 11th birthday. Good Friday evening I had announced to the kids that the 3rd Blood Moon would be in the am, predicted to have visibility during 6:15-to sunrise 7:00 am. I was awakened around 4:00 spellbound by the bright shadows cast from the brilliant moon lit sky..as I arose the light shone through all the windows throughout our home and to my surprise I had thought Isabelle left the basement light on , the downstairs held a ‘eerie glow..Claudia aroused fast , the other daughters were not as eagerly enthused to ‘chase the Blood Moon..Claudia and I grabbed a warm coat and escaped out the door–first glance parked at Holy Spirit Catholic Church behind our house, surrounded by our forest area the moon appeared as gray-black..we went home and watched the tapestry colors change..Jude then joined for a second venture back to the H.Spirit Catholic Church parking lot . Now, time 6:50 the glorious moon had glimpses to dark orange ..later, as the 7:00 hour emerged Claudia and I with our naked eye perceived bright red slivers across the targeted moon. Together, we marveled, talked about the world..talked . I forget now our exact discussion, I do remember pulling into our yellow house driveway holding hands and both smiling..”This was a really cool fun moment with you..I will never forget this..
Easter Day April 5 Claudia’s birthday was beautiful. Just beautiful. A friend, Kylie, volunteered to work a double @ Cracker Barrel so I could be home and enjoy my family, my daughter’s birthday and most important the beauty that is Easter Sunday. I was continuously refreshed and in awe of all that the Lord was doing that day..(for me, for us as a family)..Late Easter night I was fumbling through restless on the computer until way after midnight..listening and in many forms perhaps being demanding with God. “Is this ever going to change–anything..what are we to do ?
Today, waitress shift 9:00-1:00. One gentleman in particular asked for a strawberry sweet tea, “Because this place is from Tennessee .”..hurh hurh . I was attentive to him and his business partner/ friends needs for the duration of his breakfast meal. The last time to the table (another check-back, intentional to clear dishes) I had asked for his plate..he looked up at me..”Heidi, I’m going to give you a ‘real job’..”Ok, sure”..I smiled. “The job is in Texas”..(Me)..I am ready to GO”..He continued ,” Give me your email, and we are going to talk..I left. A few minutes had passed, I processed for a second breath what this man had said to me, the invitation as odd as it was presented I trusted him. I come back to the table with my big mouth proclaiming..” Ironically my husband and I are thinking about moving to Texas..”Why, have you lived in Texas ?” he asks..” I went to Christ For The Nations..” This man with a long full beard throws his head back, jaw open ” I have many CFN board members on my phone..” he laughs , his friend keeps nodding his head..I ask ” Why are you here in Michigan.?.(insert big smile). “I do a lot of work for Res Life Grandville”..(me) ,”That is the church where I grew up..” ” I do Duane VanderKlok’s taxes, I am his accountant..(this is good..) The gentleman to my right opens his mouth for the first time..” How soon can you leave..? Then, the other man “What does your husband do ?”..”He works with his hands” I say.” He is really good with his hands, flowing in his gift. ” (the other gentleman)”Where does he work ?” ” Laninga Appliance”..”What does he do ?” back and forth with themselves they interject “you know..Laninga Appliance in Byron Center” . “He services, he is a appliance tech, he has has been there 15 years..”” Heidi, when can you leave, you are ready to be ready by June, your husband is not ready to move to Texas..” Our daughter has braces, I think we were thinking 6 months to a year from now(he stares at his friend, immediately out of gentleman’s to the right mouth..” We can set her up with a orthodontist down there to take care of it..” big man nods….I say”.Years ago The Lord told me we were going back to Christ For The Nations..(for the second time this big gentle man throws his head back..almost laughing..)”This is a divine appointment “..”This is a divine appointment “,the friend to my right says. ” How much do you owe on your house”..” 80K”..”My husband and dad built our house, I know it will sell in a second”..I shoot out again casually, “Even last night I was praying and thinking about Rhema Bible college in Oklahoma, but God didn’t tell me to go to Oklahoma, we need to obey the 1st set of instructions before we receive the next”..He..” It doesn’t always work like that with Him..” You don’t move on a whim, this has been a longing for years..(Heidi).. He says ” Your husband thinks things through, he is DUTCH..I say ” Whatever happens here it was wonderful to meet you..he interupts, Bob is his name “Have met you”..I had given him my name, full email, phone #..Bob asked for Mark’s name (writing it out I had ‘sensed’ to write Mark and Heidi Tenelshof but had not, only written Heidi Tenelshof. One thing I want to add here in this blog post I had blurted “There’s ORU..Rhema and CFNI are the cheapest.” Both friends simultaneously said “MONEY doesn’t matter ..with God or in God (i don’t remember the exact phrase they both confidently spewed). Bob Anderson sent me a text to hoeyleigh ( he also smiled at hoeyeligh- my childhood nickname) the text outlined that God has already called us to Texas, to CFNI and gave a timeline points, #1 Sell your house, figure out the braces,secure retirement to a private account get involved in a misnistry (or job) as we call it )In Texas. I can help you I have buyers, anything I can do to help. BOB.