Sunday, May 20, 2018


Proverbs 15:1
 A soft answer turns away wrath,
But a harsh word stirs up anger.

Harsh words abound in the language today, they cause anger, hard feelings, and strife.
The words cut so deeply and are hurtful to all and they inflict a deep cut like a knife.
They cause anger and problems too severe to control, and bad feelings are the result,
So no one should ever us words of this kind, no child, adolescent, young person, or adult.
Soft answers are pleasing to our Lord up above, he takes pleasure in those who thus speak,
So next time you are tempted to answer roughshod, breathe deeply,imitate Jesus, and be meek. (RP)

Not too much to report about yesterday. I already mentioned that Rawlie left for home in the morning after being here almost eight days. It was a real treat having him. I spent a portion of the afternoon working on Sunday School lesson for tomorrow. That combined with the scores of therapy sessions and tube feeding schedules, pretty well fills up the day and evening. I look forward to worship at church today. I trust each you has a rewarding day as well. Thanks for praying. 

Saturday, May 19, 2018


Colossians 3:23-24  And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ

God expects His children to live for Him and work,
And this duty they should never take lightly or shirk.
Whatever we do let us do it with zest; it is for the Lord,
He takes note of all this and be sure for it He will reward.
Be diligent in serving the Lord, dear friend; He will repay,
And you will be blessed as you live for Him, all along the way.  (RP)

Rawlie's stay at my house ended this morning. He has been here a week. It has been most enjoyable having his fellowship these days. He kept at his work faithfully and long hours, on a special project from his company. Unfortunately, and for the first time, he had problems with the connection on his company program. We do not know if that is due to my modem or an internal glitch in the company system. At any rate, we had a super time and it was thoughtful of him to spend this time with me. He needed the quietness my house provides, while he works on the special work assignment. I appreciate so much his time here. I had a very busy day yesterday with the class and a visit from a friend of long ago at First Baptist Church Ferndale. Thanks so much for your continued prayers for me. 

Friday, May 18, 2018


1 Thessalonians 5:18
In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Prayer is acceptable always, and thankfulness ranks very high,
And as we pray, to our Father we draw nigh.
His will is for us to give thanks in everything we do,
And obedience to this brings us joy through and through. (RP)

We can always talk about the weather. It started out HOT a very few days ago, then gradually cooled off.  It was still hot enough to run fans in the house, but it was not excessive.  For the first time this season, I have been running the fan in my bedroom also. It makes it very comfortable for sleep. Yesterday I got all the printing done for my class today at the Center.  I used to study my notes for the class session on Friday mornings. I did it this way for years, but now that I have the Peg-tube and extra physical therapy routines, there is no time on Friday. Rawlie & I were pleased with a visit from Spud and Margaret Monroe, Margie's brother and sister-in-law. They just returned from five months in New Zealand.  Thanks for praying.

Thursday, May 17, 2018


Nehemiah 8:10b;......for the joy of the Lord is your strength

The source of joy for some, is from the things possessed,
But in the end most feel let down and so depressed.
God's way is so much better and surely gives one joy,
Rejoice in God's gift of joy, and your strength no one will destroy. (RP)

It is so nice having my son working for his employer here at my house on his laptop. We had a glitch in the Wi-Fi system, but a reboot brought it back online.  We were relieved.  Because of my strict diet differences, we are  not able to go to  Starbucks like in the past, and enjoy breakfast together. We are praying that will end one of these days. I am grateful for his presence and our times of fellowship, especially after work each evening. I attended our church fellowship last night for awhile, and made more preparation for my Bible class on Friday. As always, thanks for praying.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye. 

What comfort for God's children these commands so strong and clear,
And when followed with dedication bring such blessings and a cheer.
He'll instruct and teach us simply the path that we should walk,
And when we look to Jesus He will gently lead his flock. (RP)

As soon as the Peg-tube was installed in me, I learned that great care must be taken to keep things clean and dry. It has been a learning process all along. I am still learning new ways to make the procedure easier. When I no longer had home nurse care, I went to my family doctor, but they quickly told me they do not delve into this area at all. So I had to go it alone. Now I am accustomed to it, and each shower day, care for it myself. There are even special bandages that we have to change and keep in top shape all the time. What a deal? It is all challenging. I am learning much.  Thanks SO MUCH for praying.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018


Psalm 55:22  Cast your burden on the Lord, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

We all have problems of different kinds; God asks that we bring them to Him.
Each one He will handle in His special way, so that your hope will not dim.
God specializes in caring for us, so please let your burden be His today,
You will be safe in His care, and thankful too, that it matters to Him all the way.  (RP)

Evaporation coolers are such a great help on warm days. Rawlie is here all week working for his company from my house. The family room where his temporary office is,was very warm. I already had one cooler going, but decided to get the larger one also.  With the two of them the ambient air was cooled considerably and he could work in comfort. I worked on future lessons for the Friday Bible class in I John. I received more routines for my shoulder exercises and I am encouraged. Thanks for praying.

Monday, May 14, 2018


Galatians 5:22-23  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

God gives us so much when we trust Him as Savior and Lord,
Each one of these things is far greater than just a simple reward. 
The fruit of the Spirit are qualities all should earnestly desire,
So commit your life to Him, and you will see that it will transpire.  (RP)

I am the recipient of abundant blessings. Rawlie arrived Saturday afternoon, and will be here with me all week. How much better could that get! He attended Sunday School and church with me. Part of his family was also here. What a blessing! Then traditionally we have had Mother's Day lunch at a well-known Greek Restaurant in Bellingham. He asked if I minded joining them, although I cannot partake of the fine food they serve. I wanted to be with them. We had a wonderful time and their family and several other invited guests were present. I am blessed to have such a loving family. Thank you for praying.