Tuesday, September 27, 2016

ROUTINE

Therefore comfort one another with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:18

Jesus is coming, what a glorious thought,
This event by every Christian is sought,
We comfort each other with this fact,
It is a topic that always will attract.
We trust you are waiting for Him to appear,
And anxiously hope that the day will be near. (RP)

I am in a routine that I am pleased with.  It is a joy for me to go to our church and be there for several hours in case someone comes by for prayer or some other help. While there, I have my laptop and I work on the weekly prayer sheet for the church or my Bible class on Friday. there is never a dull moment. Thanks for praying. 

Monday, September 26, 2016

UP AND DOWN

Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. Habakkuk 3:18

There are many things to be happy about,
But of some of them we may have a doubt.
To rejoice in the Lord is healthy indeed,
And certainly of this most are agreed.
We joy because God is our salvation sure,
And are confident of this and very secure. (RP)

The thermometer is going up and down these days. This afternoon we are told it will reach 74. That is amazing for this time of the year. Our favorite rose bush we call "Joybells" has beautiful buds all over it ready to burst into beauty. Yesterday was a good day at church. In the afternoon I installed a new light in the office. It is hard working in the dark. The sun is shining brightly and I will soon go to the drug store for some medicine for Margie.Thanks for praying. 

Sunday, September 25, 2016

DARK

Ephesians 2:1-3 
And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins... 

The day God gave me spiritual life was the greatest of them all,
And I'm rejoicing in this fact and this wonderful verse by Paul.
I was dead in trespasses and in sin, and He really rescued me,
When I put my trust in Him, from my sins He set me free. (RP)

I though that new circular bulbs (fluorescent) would solve the problem for my office light Saturday. It turned into a project that is still ongoing. The switch needed replacement ( I thought) but that was not the end of the story. Now I realize a new ballast is needed to complete the job. So, I am still in the dark in my office. Perhaps by tomorrow I will finish this task.  I teach the Sunday School class this morning. We trust your day goes well. We were concerned when my brother Harold in Anchorage had to have more surgery for the kidney stone. We pray he is doing better this morning. Thanks for praying. 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

LIGHT

And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. 2 Corinthians 12:7

We don't always get what we want, but God gives what He deems best,
And because He always knows what we should have, in this we rest. 
Sometimes God gives a thorn in the flesh; something that gnaws away,
We want this problem to go away, but God invariably wants it to stay. 
Things happen to the child of God, to make him humble and mature,
And God uses them to help us all, by making us content and secure. (RP)

When I turned the light off in my office last night, then went back in for something, the light would not work. So this morning I guess I go to Ace Hardware and see what I can do about getting another light fixture. It is cool this morning so I turned on the furnace. I will spend part of this day putting final touches on the Sunday School lesson for tomorrow. Our regular teacher is on vacation. I am glad to help. We trust your day goes well. Thanks for your prayers.

Friday, September 23, 2016

IT'S HERE

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12

Here on earth we mingle with mankind as it should be,
We face all kinds of issues; some we can't even see.
Another battle Christians wage; we read about it here.
And this one is not funny, I say it is very severe.
Evil forces confront us; there is a spiritual battle to fight,
And we must depend upon God or else we will be uptight.
He tells us in this chapter there is armor for each to wear,
And if we intend to have victory, we must pray and prepare. (RP)

Yes, it's here. What's here?  Friday, of course. We always look forward to this quality time at the Ferndale Senior Activity Center. The enthusiasm for this class is contagious. We are thrilled with the many who desire to gather and study the book of Genesis. We never cease to marvel at the great teaching the class members bring to this hour of study. We are honored to be part of it. Thanks for praying. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

FALL

So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. James 1:19

So many are prone to quickly speak; it seems to be man's lot,
Perhaps today in the rush of things, maybe some of you forgot.
It is much better to listener well, as you travel along the way,
In lots of ways this is better than the many things we say.
These rules will keep you from anger; that's the way to go,
So just keep yourself in the running and the rest you will know. (RP)

The seasons come and go. Here it is Fall today. It will be with us until sometime in December, (according to Google). There is a chill in the air, but yesterday it was so warm we had to have the doors open in the house. But early in late afternoon we had to shut them because it was getting cool already. Today Margie goes to the hairdresser and in the afternoon we attend prayer meeting.  We are in the countdown for Bible class tomorrow, and we always are anxious for it to come. Thanks for praying. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

FAST

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.Proverbs 18:10

There is power in the name of the Lord, like a very strong tower,
A place where one can take refuge from someone trying to devour.
God's children find safety in Him as they run for help to this place,
And the consolation He gives is a reminder of His love and grace. (RP)

I don't need to remind anyone, that the days go so fast. It seems the week is over as soon as it begins. Life is not a drag when there is so much to do. We are grateful we can stay fairly busy. Margie goes to therapy today to help with the shoulder pain. That pain has been greatly reduced by the treatment the doctor gave. We are thankful. We trust your day goes well. Thanks for praying.