Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Janie's Birthday

Janie's Birthday is today. She got these flowers from our oldest daughter, Stacie.  I have been sick today with temperature of 100.  I try to sleep but the coughing will not allow it.  My fever broke a few minutes ago so for the first time today I am not feeling chilled.  I thank everyone who have prayed for me. Maybe I will be able to sleep tonight (He says between coughs).  If I feel better tomorrow I will take her shopping to buy a dress for her birthday.  I missed church tonight because I just felt miserable and was running fever.  Janie went to the early service but stayed in to take care of me during the late service.  Maybe tomorrow will be a better day.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Song of Songs

The cover to my book on the Song of Solomon
I have published my book on you can find it there by simply searching for its name "Climbing The Palm Tree."  When I was a child I enjoyed reading the book "Treasure Island."  Edgar Allen Poe's short story "The Gold Bug" is also one I enjoyed.  The search for the meaning of the Song of Songs was like a treasure hunt for me.  I was obsessed with finding the truth about this the most puzzling book of the Bible.  When I finished this treasure hunt I was not at all disappointed.  I am so glad to have my questions answered.  I remember helping Dr. Harold Davis, my mentor, one day at his house.  While we moved a pile of firewood I asked him one question after another about the Song of Songs and to each of these questions he answered "I don't know."  He died before my work on the Song of Songs was completed.  I rest assured and am comforted knowing that he knows more about the Song now than I will ever know this side of Heaven.  

Monday, February 8, 2016

2016 Thus Far

2016 found us first in Arkansas binding minute books.  It then found us in France by way of Madrid Spain.  It next found us burying my mother's cremains in Beckville, Texas.  What it has in store for us next the LORD only knows.
The book binding machine in Hamburg, Arkansas
Playing chess with the grandsons in Limoux, France. Yes, I won both games.
A Castle near Limoux, France. Kids in school, we enjoyed sight seeing with
Jason and Angie.
Enjoyed playing in the snow with the kids on a mountain near Limoux, France
Arianna and I gathered the eggs in Limoux, France.
Church services in Limoux, France.  I preached, Jason translated
Jason gave us a tour of Toulouse, France.
On the river walk in Toulouse, France.  Enjoyed lunch with Jason which
included real French Fries.  
Laid my mother's cremains to rest next to dad's
at Langley Cemetery Beckville, Texas