Thursday, February 23, 2017


But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your Yes,be Yes, and your ;No,No, lest you fall into judgment.  James 5:12

It makes a difference, yes it does, the words we say each day,
God gives the orders and it's up to us if we really will obey
We are not to swear in any way, but let our words positive be,
Doing this God's way we are on the right road and to this His words agree.
His judgment will fall on disobedient ones and their lot is sad indeed,
For no one can go against God's commands and ever expect to succeed.(RP)

We wonder if the forecasters are correct. According to them, this weekend, beginning tomorrow, we will have snow again. If it happens, our Friday bible class may be cancelled again. And our scheduled trip to Burlington to join the family for dinner may be postponed also. We are glad these things are in the Lord's hands. The weather looks like and feels like snow so maybe it is coming. Thanks for praying. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


In the multitude of words sin is not lacking,But he who restrains his lips is wise.Proverbs 10:19

So many words we speak each day and  at times they aren't very wise,We're prone to let words slip, resulting in a surprise. Sin appears in the multitude of words, so let's all be careful and wise,Restrain your lips from unholy thoughts and be right in our Savior's eyes.(RP)

Today is my day to be at the church, sitting in the pator's office where I worked for 18 years. I am so glad I am able to help a little in our senior years. I am normally here on Tuesday but another elder did this yesterday. With our laptop computer back and running, I made a lot of progress yesterday in my work. Believe it or not. The weather is beautiful, but they forecast more snow this week. Thanks for praying. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,

Men may pretend they nothing about God, but deceived and deceivers they are,
For God has created each one with this gift, they clearly see God near and far.
Man knows there is power beyond himself, somewhere in the world out there,
And all nature speaks  to each of this power, and of it all are aware.
So when all life is over and men stand before God there is nothing they can say,

For man has no excuse before a holy God, and for his decision he will pay. (RP)

The Geek Squad called, and our laptop was ready for us. To my amazement, the problem was not caused by anything wrong I had done. It was caused by a Windows 10 update that went "sour" and did not do what it was supposed to do. Often we are alerted to needed updates. They come in automatically. We thank the Lord the laptop is okay, and I will not have to replace it. I guess this Geek Squad is like a good car mechanic. I can't fix the problem but they can. It was worth it, but is expensive. I decided to get a two year plan because the initial cost for repair would be half of the two year plan. I hope I don't have to use them again. Thanks for praying.

Monday, February 20, 2017


I am sorry to report that computer problems have caused us to do a shortcut on this site today and be brief. I am doing this on the old computer that should be "dead" by now. I was able to revive it enough to get this out to you today. In recovering files from Carbonite ( a backup agency I have used for years),something happened to the new laptop and now it is with the Geek Squad for them to try to determine what happened. I pray they find the answers quickly because I am very dependent on the machine for my ministry work . Thanks for praying.

Saturday, February 18, 2017


'Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.  (Jer.33:3)

Lord help me learn to call
And before your presence fall
So that I can then recall

All your blessings large and small.(RP)

The back up program I talked about yesterday is still going strong today. It started two days ago, putting back (recovering) files on their system to mine. According to the box on the screen it still has 33 hours left to accomplish this task.  What a job. Then I have to go through those myriad files and discard what we don't want or need anymore. I will be glad when it is over, but am so thankful we subscribed to this service years ago. Our son just called and had a chat on the phone. I must prepare now for the Sunday School class I will be teaching tomorrow. Thanks for praying.

Friday, February 17, 2017


O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; ;You understand my thought afar off.You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways..Psalm 139:1-3

Some feel so lonely and believe no one cares,
But believers know something to which nothing compares.
God knows our hearts and where we are now,
And nothing can happen that He does not allow.
So cheer up my brethren God understands all,

And will always be listening when upon Him we call.(RP)

When I was preparing to transfer my files from the old to the new computer, I saved many of them on an external hard drive. To my dismay, I learned later, they really didn't get on the hard drive and were lost. But then comes CARBONITE.  I have susbscribed to this service for years and to great advantage. It automaticslly backs up all my files. Now when I want those files I thought were lost, I can get them back. It takes about 2 or 3 days for this transfer process to complete. Right now it is doing it. Maybe by Monday I can start sorting through the files to discard the ones I no longer need. This morning we go to the Senior Center for the Bible class. We always look forward to this. Thanks for praying. 

Thursday, February 16, 2017


Psalm 118:24This is the day the LORD has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.

Lord, I'm glad you made this day for us, it's beautiful indeed, 
Help me rejoice and happy be as Your Word I study and read.(RP)

The temperature has risen considerably lately. Last night it was very warm in our bedroom, so for the first time in a long time, we opened the sliding door and let the refreshing cool air in. We also have a fan that helps bring it in. This afternoon we have a service at the Blaine, WA cemetery.  It will be for  Kathleen Kearns, whose memorial service we had February 4 in Marysville, WA. The high winds were strong all night. Today things are calm. There is plenty of rain. Thanks for praying.