Sunday, September 24, 2017

WALK IN CLINIC

God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.  1 Cor 1:9

How can we deny God's faithfulness when we see all He's done for us,
We were called and have fellowship with Christ, which for us is such a plus.
Jesus our Lord and Savior is our personal friend and guide,

And all along life's pathway He is always on our side.(RP)

I have been having a sore throat that got worse yesterday afternoon, so I drove into Bellingham to a walk in clinic sponsored by the medical group to which we belong. The culture of my throat showed no strep infection, but they sent it to the lab. Monday I should hear from my family doctor the results of those tests. In the meanwhile, I have throat lozenges and take Tylenol. I hope to teach my Sunday School class this morning. After that I plan to attend the morning service, then go home and crash. Thanks for praying.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

PREPARATION

O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and 
thirsty land Where there is no water..
Psalm 63:1

When in the desert all by yourself how do you commune with God?
Do you sleep on more and take more rest, and continue with a nod?
King David teaches much today with this early morning act
He sought the Lord so early on before other things distract
His soul was thirsty for his God and his body felt it too,
So he called upon the Lord right there His refreshment to pursue.
Oh what consolation for us when we early seek the Lord,
Knowing very well we'll get it and great will be our reward.(RP)

We are thankful for Saturday, a day when we can get caught up in any preparation that is necessary for the Sunday ministry. I feel this way about the Sunday School class. Although I am prepared to teach, I like more time for prayer and meditation on the subject we are teaching. Yesterday we attended the Norma Kremser funeral. I was asked to read Scripture for it. Our Bible class in the morning also went well. We had new ones attend. Thanks for praying. 

Friday, September 22, 2017

CLASS TIME & FUNERAL

And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15


The great commission is so plain in language we all understand,
So join with me and let us diligently obey God's command.
Geography has no limits in this order today,
So just get going to every land and you'll see that all's okay. (RP)

We hope all the class will be able to be present this morning for the Bible class. We know of two who probably will not. One had her upper teeth extracted and the other has shingles. Even Margie is not certain because she did not have a good night. She somehow hurt her jaw while eating supper last night and had pain all night. This afternoon I am helping with the funeral of Norma Kremser. Thanks for praying. 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

TWELVE THINGS

Jesus looked at them and said,With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God. Mark 10:27

Impossible things are not so with God,He's the One who can do this and more.
So trust Him believer, our God is so great, and He'll answer you with blessings galore.(RP)

On our schedule this week we had over twelve things or meetings we had lined up. It keeps us on the go, that's for sure. Yesterday Margie had her left shoulder treated with a pain killing shot. We hope it works for awhile. We always enjoy the Wednesday evening Fellowship time at our church. It was great and especially the part where we go back over the message the guest speaker gave us last Sunday. What a blessing. Thanks for praying. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

CARDIOLOGIST

Gal 6:9   And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Don't give up dear soldier in the army of the Lord,
Your work for Him is valued and will not be ignored.
Faint not in your long battle 'cause God is on your side,

No matter what the outcome He is there to comfort and guide. (RP)

Thankfully all went well yesterday at the cardiologist visit. Her EKG did well and all other tests seem to be good for her condition. We rejoice in this. He gave us some options for future consideration, and we appreciate this. Today we are leaving for town in a short time, for Margie to have a pain shot in her shoulder. We pray it will give her some relief. Thanks so much for praying.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

HEART SCARE

Gal 6:9   And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Don't give up dear soldier in the army of the Lord,
Your work for Him is valued and will not be ignored.
Faint not in your long battle 'cause God is on your side,
No matter what the outcome He is there to comfort and guide. (RP)

Last night we were concerned about Margie's heart. After supper it started pounding like it has several times that resulted in a trip to the E R.  Thankfully it subsided, and she was able to return to a more normal routine. She had a good sleep, and we are thankful. I am going to the church for my usual Tuesday duty there. Ironically and thankfully Margie's scheduled visit to see the cardiologist is this afternoon. Thanks for praying.