Sunday, January 22, 2017


Ephesians 4:31  Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.

A carnal believer out of fellowship with Christ, is headed for trouble indeed,
Whoever is caught in this tangle of flesh, should yearn everyday to be freed.
Only Jesus can give victory in a life like this; submit to Him and confess,
He'll forgive your sin, and make you new, and you will have spiritual success. (RP)

We look forward each week to attending Sunday School and the worship service at our church. It is a good time to get updated about fellow members and friends, and know better how to pray for one another.  Our son is with us, and he will be returning to his home in Stanwood this morning. It is nice of him to come visit us. We always appreciate it. We pray this will be a good day for those who read this also. Thanks always for your prayer for us. 

Saturday, January 21, 2017


Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.  Philippians 4:6

Anxiety with worry and fretting, are things that can hinder us
No prayer,no thanks no talking to God are the reason we are in a fuss.
Don't be this way,talk to God in earnest today,

You'll discover the calmness He gives and soon it will all be OK. (RP)

I had good intentions of moving more files from the old computer to the new one, but many things have come into our schedule to slow it down. I still hope to get some done before the day comes to an end. Our son Rawlie called just now and we had a very nice chat.  He may even come up for tonight and spend a few hours before leaving in the morning for church. Our students voiced their reaction to yesterday's Bible lesson on genealogy in Matthew 1. They thought the lesson was hard. Hopefully next week will be better. Thanks for your prayers. We appreciate them. 

Friday, January 20, 2017


Acts 4:12Nor is there salvation in an other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.

Salvation is certain and there's only one way to enter the heavenly place,
It is Jesus who saves us and we get there when his plan is embraced.
No other person or creed or rule can save a lost sinner my friend,
So come to Jesus and receive Him right now and you are certain to have the right end. (RP)

The end of another good week and this morning we look forward to the Bible class at the Ferndale Senior Activity Center. We are now studying the book of Matthew and I really am enjoying this new study. We were in Genesis for 63 weeks. What a great blessing that book was for us. I continue to try to get my regular Bible programs into the new computer, but I fear in the crash of the old one, some of the install codes were lost so I guess I will just have to purchase them the second time. Fortunately they are not expensive as hard bound books. We trust this is a profitable day for you all. We just received word yesterday that our dear friend Armond Daws, lost his youngest daughter to illness Wednesday. 

Thursday, January 19, 2017


And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.  Mark 11:25

The Christian life is practical and Jesus makes it plain,
He tells us things that should be done and from others to abstain.
When praying you remember you've got something against another
You must forgive immediately and be sure there is no other.
God only forgives the sin of those who freely forgive,
And when they do it God's way they'll know what it is to live.(RP)

A change in weather has given us milder termperatures. It is nice not having that biting cold when we go outside. The week flies by so quickly. We are looking forward to the class tomorrow and our study in the gospel of Matthew. I am still transferring things to the new laptop. The glitch in Microsoft Outlook is a mystery and I just don't have time to tackle it right now. Thanks for praying

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


O LORD, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress. Isaiah 33:2

Our prayer to God is very clear; we want His guiding care,
And of his grace and provisions great,we are very aware.
He is our strength from day to day both morning and at night,
And fellowship with Him, is our daily joy and delight.
When distress and pain are upon us, we call His name in prayer,
And salvation comes so quickly and to Him none can compare.

Our friend had hip surgery yesterday. We plan to see him then go on to So. Bellingham to my audiologist. I have regular check up today on my hearing and the devices in my ears. We still cannot sent mail from our new laptop, but yesterday I actually found a way to do it. By using Google gmail, I can do some tricks and send it. Who knows, I may just switch to it and forget Outlook. Thanks for praying. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


1 Corinthians 16:14  Let all that you do be done with love.

It's so easy, it seems, to choose what we'll do, no matter the results for us,
But God has a word, for us in this verse; and this we now will discuss.
God intends that His children treat others with love, and this you should do every day,
Just give it a try and you'll be surprised when you see what it means to obey. (RP)

I wish we could report something different for you today, but our Outlook mail program only receives mail but will not send it. I paid good money for it and nothing seems to fix it. Online suggestions sound good, but right now I don't have time to pursue the last one I found last night.  There is too much pressing work right now. I appreciate your prayers as I strive to figure this out. It is a first in all the times I have started out with a new computer. Thanks for praying. 

Monday, January 16, 2017


Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.  Ephesians 1:3

Blessed is the theme here as we see what Christ has done,
He  saved and is preparing us for something that can't be undone.
Oh how blessed we are to have Him as our Savior and our Guide,
One who always leads us wisely and keep closely by our side. (RP)

After a wonderful morning at church, we returned home for a cup of coffee and a leisurely afternoon.  I was checkig our mail on the laptop and on a whim decided to try another attempt at trying to get all the files from our old Outlook program into the new laptop Outlook. I went through a series of routines, part of an Outlook wizard for such things. All of a sudden I realized that what I did was working and lo and behold, all the old fifles were transferred to the new machine. All I could do was praise the Lord for answered prayer.  We had prayed much about this, but I frankly had come to end of options to accomplish this task. What a great answer to prayer. The credit all goes to the Lord. Thanks for praying.