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A glimpse into the life of Daniel and Jaynee Lockwood and their 12 precious blessings. Thank you for visiting; we pray that what we share here may always bring glory to our wonderful God and Saviour. May you praise the Lord with us for the great things He has done and continues to do as we serve Him sharing the gospel here in the little town of Cuidad Insurgentes, BCS Mexico. He alone is good and faithful!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

He gives rest

Quick supper before bed :)
How thankful we are to have Brother Carlos here as well as Daniel's brother Samuel as they labor along with us.
Breakfast for 24 people...18 children and 6 adults. Wonderful!

Oh taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.
How good our Lord is! Sometimes it is quite the battle to truly thank Him for the trials through which He allows us to pass. But last night and then again this morning I was overcome with how many blessings the Lord gives us. As I thought through some of our recent trials, how thankful I truly was for them, for how they have made me appreciate all the more the countless blessings the Lord gives to us each day.
This week, Daniel's brother, my sweet sister in law and 6 little Lockwood cousins are here. How those times of deep lonliness have made me treasure the fellowship we have had this week.
The weather these past couple of days has been so beautiful. Seventy degrees to us brings on hot coffee or chocolate, soups, hot breads, and even a blanket at night are such wonderful things to enjoy. I wouldn't most likely feel that way if it weren't for the months we sweated through 100 degree humid weather.
Samuel is growing so well and is just so sweet and happy. I've never appreciated my little one's health and happiness like I do now.
I was thinking of how my many failures the Lord has used to show me how very weak I am and how I need Him. And oh, what a privilege it is to be able to go to my loving Lord at any time to give my every burden to Him...concerns for my children, those sins that so easily beset me, every uncertainty, every doubt, and every fear. And just to have His precious Word to renew my mind with His truth.
Daniel left for the villages this morning. Last week, he heard a very sad story. A man whom he had gone to twice to share the gospel with was run over by a car. Sadly, this man mocked at every word Daniel spoke. Another lady out there began to weep as she has so many hurts and just doesn't know the truth...she just doesn't understand. I was teaching Abi and Isaiah their verse this week...Proverbs 3:5..."Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding." Our ways and thoughts lead to confusion, sadness, and destruction. But when we trust in the Lord, believe Him, follow Him, and let His Word guide our thoughts and ways, our feet are sure and oh the sweet joy and blessed assurance He gives!


  1. Thank you so much for sharing your life with us! I love to see your sweet smiling family! I'm so glad that you are all safe and healthy. You have gone through so many different trials, but you still smile and Praise God through it all! I love that!We used to think we had a large family, with 6 children, but now we feel small!! I love to see all your 12 little blessings! God bless you, I look forward to your updates. :)

  2. Thank you for this post. It is a reminder of how the Lord uses life's experiences to change us into what He wants for us. It helps us to truly see God's daily (and sometimes minute by minute) blessings He has for us. We just need to wipe our eyes and truly look to Him and He will illumine those blessings!

  3. It looks like lots of fun at your house these days! I wish we could line up at the picnic table and eat a bowl of cereal with you!
    I'm glad you are having such a good time of thankfulness and fellowship. I agree that times of less (whether it is health or friends or money or anything) make us appreciate our blessings and God's goodness even more.

  4. We have been praying for you! Thank you for keeping us updated.

  5. IM glad all is well in Mexico. I have been following your blog for quite a while and always pray for you and your family. God Bless.

  6. Amen, Jaynee! What a precious post. There is rest for His people. Lovely photos! :o)

  7. What do you feed 24 people for breakfast?

  8. I stumbled upon your blog by accident and was very blessed. thanks. I am a Mexican from Mexico City living in Canada. I'll be praying for you and your family. Norma.


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