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Monday, August 21, 2017

Our Summer Time Activities



            The saying, “Summer time and the living is easy” almost describes our lifestyle. We recently went down to see our son. We went on Friday afternoon and stayed two nights down there. After our son got off work, he came to our motel and he and I went out to eat. Hubby had already gone across the county to our friend’s pond to do some evening/night fishing.
            Saturday morning, Hubby and I drove down to a neighboring town, intending to do some antiquing. It had been a while since we have done this. What we found was a change in the make-up of the town. Several years ago, we found six antique stores, this time we found one antique mall. Here’s what we found in that one store. This basket has a movable bucket bailer on it. We had never seen one like it before. It sits on our coffee table.
                  

            We saw another one-of-a- kind creation, at least we thought it was. Neither of us had seen anything like it before. Shhhh! I bought it for our son for Christmas. It is a glass Large Mouthed Bass. When I tried to get a picture of it, Hubby said it needed a lot of color. He suggested filling it with M&M’s. (Of course, Hubby is a chocoholic.) It was difficult to get a picture. This is about my fourth try.



Across the street from us is the Community Gardens. Our neighbor has done this project for three summers now. This is the first year the rain has not ruined the crops. I noticed she added some color on the privacy fence on the garden’s west side. I asked permission to take these pictures. She has bird houses and flowers along the fence.
 

Mostly we are trying to keep comfortable in this heat and humidity. I am also working on some marketing of my book and casting a short play for Thanksgiving. Also I am working slowly on a play for Good Friday 2018. Both these plays are for our church.Plus trying to do some of the usual things we have to do.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Look to the Lord

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And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Hebrews 10:24-25 (ESV)

            A lot of events happen in our modern world that cause Christian people to become disenchanted. Every day, the newspapers and the television news reports tell of tragedies that tend to cause believers to initially question the state of our world.

            Due to our humanity, we often wonder why these things occur. The vast majority of these events transpire because we, as a people, have turned away from God. We HAVE to return to God in order to see any positive change in our world and especially in our nation.
           
            We don’t allow Him in our schools. He can’t be in our government buildings. His name is usually never heard except when it’s disrespectfully used.

            In order to get out of this morass of evil –doings, we need to return to God. This means we begin to pray to Him for all our needs. We need to return to the daily practice of reading our Bibles.

            One way we can return to God is to participate in worship services. If your church has a time of testimony, stand and testify to what God has done for you lately. 

            Ask God to lead you to a ministry of your church that you may be able to work in. Maybe all you can do is donate to that ministry or even pray for it.

            Follow the scriptural guidance on tithing. I know of a friend who used to tithe her grocery money and the Lord blessed her many times over.
             
            When each of us goes to meet the Lord God, He will ask us one question,” What did you do about my Son, Jesus?” I believe His question can be broken down into some other ones. “Did you know Him?” “Did you live for Him?” “Were you His hands or feet?” How we answer that question will determine if we gain entrance into heaven to live with Jesus.


             


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Patience


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                In preparing to substitute for my Sunday school teacher in our class, I find myself caught by a statement the author of our study book makes. We have been studying the virtues a Christian should possess and exhibit. Lately, we are studying patience.

            The author, Randy Frazee, states it this way, “At the root of impatience is mistrust.”1 We see full-blown impatience when Sarai takes things into her own hands and gives Abram her handmaid, Hagar. We all know what has happened because of that action.

            What causes us to lose patience?

            *We feel rushed. Maybe we didn’t allow enough time for an activity or prep time for an event. Could it be that the number of incidences of road rage could be lowered if a person had left home a bit earlier?

            *We become angry. Maybe someone pushes our buttons. Usually, when this happens to me, the issue is a trivial one that won’t matter on another day.

            *We have lost sleep. We should choose to plan our evenings and our days so we can sleep and take those naps (my stepfather called then “siestas”) in order to be able to not get riled up.

            We have always been taught not to request patience from God because if we do ask, He will send events and conditions to us with the aim of our developing it.

            When I was in college, I learned that certain responses to life are learned responses. We have to learn to be humble, patient, kind and gentle. Our natural bend is to be the opposite of these assets. I have found that, for me, it is true. If I am left to my own thoughts and ways, I will become very impatient.


1.      Randy Frazee, Think, Act, Believe, Like Jesus, © 2014 Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Michigan. P.196