Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I was reading the Song of Solomon today and I am thinking about trying to memorize the entire book in the King James Version. It will difficult but I think it would be good exercise for my mind. I am planning to have my prospectus ready by the end of February and it looks like I am going to make it. I talked to my son in France this afternoon. He is planning to stay up and watch the Super Bowl which will start after midnight in Paris. I am going to go now and work on our tax return. God bless you.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
This picture was taken today of some of the kids of our church practicing "This Little Light of Mine." We had good services today and an interesting service at the nursing home this afternoon. We had only 4 people to show up for the nursing home service. Only one of them sang along with the songs. The piano was incredibly out of tune. It would seem to most that such a service is a waste of time. But the one person who sang along seemed to really enjoy singing and God's word never returns unto Him void. All things considered time spent praising and worshiping God is always time well spent.
We visited via the Internet with our son in France. They are doing well and may be coming back to the states this summer depending on the status of their visa. Tomorrow we will visit the nursing home and I will try to get the oil changed in our car. I want to get the sermon ready for Sunday morning and Sunday night. I have the lesson ready for Wednesday and my part of the church bulletin is finished. We will be going to Henderson again on Thursday and will be back in Hillsboro on Friday. Saturday will be taken up by the District Ladies Auxiliary meeting in Gatesville, Texas. It is going to be another busy week. God bless you.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
While waiting at the hospital I got my cell phone out and hooked up to the Internet and read 14 chapters of the book of Deuteronomy. I forgot to get my Bible when we left the house so I had to find some way to catch up on my reading. I read the place where God instructed them to talk about His commandments when they went for a walk or when they were sitting in their homes. Janie and I do this a lot. She is reading through the Bible and also studies for her weekly ladies Bible study. With it on our minds every day we find a lot about which to talk. In the same text God instructed them to teach His word to their children. I am so proud of my children and their spouses. They all have a love for God's Holy Word and they all read it religiously. I invite those of you who have not read the entire Bible to do so this year.
I am not sure what we will do this evening. We may return to Hillsboro tonight or we may wait until the morning. It will be whatever Janie wants to do. I am planning another hike. I want to take my grandson and possibly my son-in-law on a trail in south east Texas. Probably do this during spring break. Yesterday I saw a wild pig crossing the road about 1/10 of mile from our house in Henderson. She had at least 10 little ones with her. It was quite a site. On our way to Henderson Wednesday night we saw the most incredible Moon rising we had ever seen. The picture here does not do it justice. It was very large and red as it broke over the horizon. God bless you.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
This picture is of the flower bed at the front of our house in Hillsboro. The green you see in it are the flowers my mother set out while we were visiting at the nursing home. It takes about 15 minutes on average to compose a blog post and yesterday I did not have even 15 minutes to spare. We got the bus seat installed and we had 40 kids on the bus last night. We are in Henderson this morning and I plan to go and work with my brother Steve on the house.
I was reading in the book of Numbers yesterday and something that the prophet Balaam said caught my eye. He said "Let me die the death of the righteous, let my LAST END be like his." The words LAST END refered to his death. Death is our last end. We have a life full of endings. We end each day and each week and each year. We even end decades and centuries. We end school and jobs. But the last end is the most profound of them all. Balaam wanted the death of the righteous not because there is no pain in their death for Jesus was the most righteous of all and his death was full of pain and sorrow. He wanted the death of the righteous because of the place were the righteous go after they die. It is a paradise of no more pain, sorrow, death, or tears. You become righteous when you go to Jesus Christ in prayer and ask Him to forgive you of your sins and to have mercy on your soul and to save you from your sinful state. The apostle Paul said "Whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be saved." I have believed in Jesus Christ that He is my savior and I will die the death of the righteous and my last end will be like His. I pray that you too have such a relationship with Jesus Christ and that you know Him as your savior. God bless you.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
The other picture is of our Bible study with the Faith M. B. Church down in the Waco area. We had a good time of Bible study and fellowship tonight. Tomorrow I will be at the church all morning getting another bus seat installed and the lesson ready for tomorrow night. My mother made it home this morning without any problem and we sure enjoyed her visit. God bless you.