Outside my window…
It is sunny, over 80F and the air is obviously full of cedar pollen, so we can’t open the windows. I’ve been considering turning on the air conditioning, except that seems illogical for January! Only in Central Texas.
I am thankful…
My mom is recovering well from the hip replacement she had this month! What a blessing to see her go through such a surgery so well, and improve so much. It’s a real blessing to see her smiling and alert again and hear her laughing so much more! :-) Her courage has been an inspiration to me. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
Christians need to be more discerning about whom they follow and listen to. We need to be noble Bereans and search the scriptures to see if what anyone teaches or says is truth – no matter how “great” they may seem. Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. I also think that when someone is seriously off in some area we need to mark and avoid them (Rom. 16:17) rather than trying to pretend we can pick out the good from the bad. Let’s stick with the Book and the Lord who wrote it rather than the “wisdom” of man!
I would like…
To be able to make it to our church’s Bible conference meeting tonight.
My husband was able to work from home. :-)
Things already accomplished…
Not a whole lot. It’s been a slower day for me after spending a few days working on a rather intense research project. I read some quilting blogs and some interesting news articles, made two meals so far and have fought with allergy related symptoms – dizziness, itchiness, sore throat and shortness of breath. Worked a little on laundry.
What’s for dinner?
We had ham and home canned green beans and warm tortillas with butter and black pepper on them. :-) Super simple! And we ate early so we can have a lighter meal later.
Random photo I like:
When we went on vacation in November my husband brought a bottle of Mexican Coke but we didn’t bring a bottle opener. He was determined to open it, and so he broke out the tool box to find something that would work. :-) He used something as a lever and finally did get it open.
Quote for today:
If I understood all about the Bible I'd know somebody wrote it who didn't have any more sense than I have.
- Sam P. Jones
Verses for today:
Romans 6:8-10 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
These are great verses – but did you think about the fact that they teach eternal security? We know that Christ is in us, the hope of glory, Col. 1:27, and we know that Christ is raised from the dead and cannot die any more but lives forever. How can we lose our salvation and die again once we are in Christ? He cannot die again! Praise God!