Church in the Wildwood


For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them. Matthew 18: 20

With most churches and places of worship closed due to Covid-19, there are ways and means of still attending some kind of spiritual service, whether online or by telephone. We are to remember that the church is the people not the building. Here is a Church in the Wildwood to lift our spirits even though we aren’t able to accept the invitation at this time. Happy Sunday.

 

An Odd Ode


Not one to let a day go by without putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboards), here is an attempt at putting Covid-19 in perspective from my point of view.

Ode to Covid-19

It’s been nearly ten weeks now

Since I’ve been out the door

to visit all the places

I frequently explored.

My mind is playing tricks on me

I thought today was Sunday

and went online to church today

but it’s already Monday.

I’ve been told to “Stay at home!” 

’cause I’m considered old

which wasn’t what I thought I was

until Corona Virus took its hold.

Stay home and social distance

if someone comes your way,

and don’t forget to wash your hands

several times a day!”

My hands are very chapped and dry

from all that soap and water;

to add excitement to my life

I bought a teeter-totter.

The problem is there’s no one here

to weight the other end;

in order to get up again

I have to just pretend.

Which brings me to the closure

of this rambling bit of verse;

I hope my mind can stay the course

if this Virus gets much worse!
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another Mountain to Climb


Piggy backing on yesterday’s post, here’s another mountain to climb. Happy Sunday.

God said to Moses, “Climb higher up the mountain and wait there for me; I’ll give you tablets of stone, the teachings and commandments that I’ve written to instruct them.” So Moses got up, accompanied by Joshua his aide. And Moses climbed up the mountain of God. Exodus 24: 12-13

 

 

Climbing Mountains


Remembering childhood camp songs is one of my favorite things to do. I sang them to my children and their children; how many of them will remember, I have no idea. Here is one that helps keep a smile on some faces during this time of frowns and fears. Let’s climb Sunshine Mountain today. Happy Saturday.

Was That Supernatural?


Following is one of the meanings of the word supernatural as found in The Mirriam-Webster Dictionary: departing from what is usual or normal especially so as to appear to transcend the laws of nature

Having said that, would the following narrative meet that criteria?

Friday, May 8th would have marked the 66th anniversary of the date I married the father of my five children. His name was Bill Boyes and he died in 1992. While having breakfast Friday morning, I silently said, “Hey, Bill, if you remember this would have been our 66th anniversary, could you let me know in some way?”
Later, while watching the noon news, a fire captain was describing a house fire. His name came up on the screen….BILL BOYES.
Was that supernatural?

About God’s Plans


For those of us who believe that God has a plan for our lives, we need only look in the Bible for confirmation:

Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. Genesis 1:26

The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me…Psalm 138:8

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord…Jeremiah 29:11

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. – Proverbs 19:21

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. – Proverbs 16:9

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. – Psalm 32:8

But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him.” – 2 Corinthians 2:9

The Lord of hosts has sworn: “As I have planned, so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand. – Isaiah 14:24

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Psalm 32:8

And finally: How do you make God laugh? Tell him your plans for the future.  Happy Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be Transformed


Here is a scripture that profoundly changed my life once I truly realized its meaning. When we begin to change our way of thinking and open up to the fact that there is more to this world than the day to day physical activities, grudges, hurts, etc., then a whole new life begins to take shape. Simply put, change your way of thinking. Go ahead…be transformed. Happy Monday.

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