Friday, April 20, 2018

NO SLOW DOWN


And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.
Lu 6:31
We yearn to be treated so well by all men,We expect it and go our way.But Jesus remind us again and again, to receive we give back, and not sway.  (RP)

I thought I was ahead yesterday, but after 9 last night I was still working on things for TODAY. Oh well, it is okay because maybe in a few days I will get caught up with everything. This morning is Bible study, and I look forward to it. I want to do more on my book this afternoon, and hope I can. I would love to get  it off to the publisher as soon as possible, but there is still plenty to do even though it has been written for a long time. Thank you for praying. 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

HANGUPS

John 15:5  "I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.

Abiding in Christ is a privilege we have, like nothing else there is,
This relationship is vital, if we really want to have what is His.
We the branches know He is the vine, and keep ourselves this way,
Knowing that He alone helps us do everything, otherwise we go astray. (RP)

It seems that there are days like that, when it is hard to finish any given task with ease. Yesterday was that for me. I had trouble getting all my therapy sessions in for swallow, speech, and shoulder. But at the end of the day, I had finally worked them all in.I was also pushing to finish everything for the Bible class on Friday, but did not complete it. Today I have to, so that is my goal. Thanks for your faithful support in prayer.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

ELDERS

John 3:17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

A mandate so clear for all to understand is this message today,
God came for a reason to this world, and for it He had to pay,
With His precious blood on Calvary, He paid sin's price for me,
And from this offer to save a soul, we pray no one will flee.
Let us pray today for those who preach this message so sweet,
And keep on giving so all this message of eternal hope repeat.(RP)


I was honored to have the elders meet in my house for their meeting last night. It makes it nice for me especially with my tube feeding necessities. I was able to serve them some snacks and our meeting went well. In the midst of our time, I received a call from one of the members of the Friday Bible class at the Ferndale Senior Activity Center that her husband (Dan)  had died in the E.R. of a heart attack. I prayed with her and will be talking today with her some more. Her name is Julie Isaacson, Thanks for praying.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

ROUTINE


And let us not grow weary while 

doing good, for in due season we 
shall reap if we do not lose heart.
Galatians 6:9

In doing good we tend to tire. but 
the payoff's on the way
And discouraged we must not 
become as we walk the Lord's 
highway.  (RP)

Routine is not boring, because one is doing activities that contribute to something positive.  I have plenty of routine, but it does not get the best of me. Studying for the next class, infusing food into the Peg-tube in my stomach, therapy to help me learn to swallow and speak correctly, and now to help my left shoulder have less pain. So what, all of it is good, and I face each day with the above challenges, which are to me a blessing. Thanks for praying.





Monday, April 16, 2018

SUNDAY BLESSINGS

Philippians 2:3-4  Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.  Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.

It is easy in our fast-paced world to forget some important things,
But in this verse we are dutifully taught what a wrong attitude brings.
Selfishness should be put away, and conceit should never be,
Let humility rule in your heart, dear friend, then you will readily see.
When your interest in others is part of your life, this is a noble move,
And our heavenly Father will see the change, and certainly will approve, (RP)

What a blessing to be able to attend Sunday School and worship service yesterday. I was able to stay for a few minutes after the service, visiting with folks, then headed home for my next infusion of nutrients via the Peg-tube. I was able to do some advance work on my next Friday's Bible study class. Then I spent a great deal of time looking for the proper computer software program called OCR ( Ocular Character Recognition). These program can read a printed page, and make it so I can edit and change it just like any document in Microsoft Word. Some are good and others are poor. I have had some of each through the years. Thank you for your faithful prayer support. I appreciate it.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

CATCH-UP DAY

Mark 12:44  for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood."

We learn so much about others, as we read God's word each day, 
Here Jesus spoke of a poor one, who gave all without a single delay.
Giving to God is a spiritual step, that many have not learned to pursue,
I trust they will learn to invest in His work, and always follow through. (RP)

Now and then I try to take a "catch-up" day, I had not planned it that way, but that is the way it turned out. I had some things on the list, but never checked them off. Have you had days like that? I paid a bill online, then spent a good deal of time trying to find online a software program, to replace an old and non-working one on  my laptop. I was not successful, so will have to continue that search some other time. It was a rainy, windy day yesterday so it was very nice just being able to stay home. I was honored also by a lovely visit from two church members. Thank you for your prayers. 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

TUBE TROUBLE


For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.    Heb 4:12

The Word of God is a special tool designed by the Lord of love,
To direct our way to do His will and give us help from above.
Its x-ray look into our hearts, reveals exactly who we are,
And we can never escape its power whether we are near or far.I 
So dear believer read His Word and let it speak to you,
And give your life His joy so full both now and all year through. (RP)

The Peg-tube installed in my stomach, was needing cleaning. I removed it like the first time I had to work on it, and this time the small syringe nozzle stuck in the entry side of it.  I had quite a time removing it. Finally with a very sharp-pointed ice pick, I got it loose. I was so glad and thanked the Lord when that process was over. The Bible class yesterday was a blessing to me. The loud speaker helped me through the class without straining my voice. We even had a new person attend the class. In the afternoon I transferred sixty more chapters into the final manuscript for my book. Thanks for your faithful prayer support