Two interesting encounters of the last week:
First, as jon and I were biking out to a CDC youth event last Friday night, we were only a block from our house when we saw a woman laying on the side of the road. I'd guess late 40s, early 50s. We stopped, helped her up, and walked her to the house she'd been trying to get to, just three down. Just as we were arriving at the house, a man pulled up in his SUV and knocked on the door. He looked at her, looked at us, and said, "gettin' some help?" with a complete lack of surprise. It seemed strange to both of us that he did not seem to find the situation unusual.
Turns out it was a good thing that we were delayed. I had left a check at home for the Roto-router guy, who had just pulled a pile of poopy tree roots out of the pipes under our house.
Two days later, our neighbor's tires were slashed by her husband. She'd filed for divorce, and he didn't want to sign the papers. It gave us an opportunity to get to know Mary and help her out. God showed his provision in the presence of Slippey, who was visiting with a trunk-full of useful tools. He and Tyson did most of the work, and Slippey actually drove Mary to the shop and back twice, with two tires each time.
God is definitely proving faithful in helping us meet and serve our neighbors.