Hi Friends, Followers and Readers,
Terri came home from her long trip to central Wisconsin after visiting her son, earlier than I reckoned, but it was a nice surprise. Perhaps we can also go out for lunch today, if things work out. There is a new Mexican restaurant in our small town with good, but expensive food, that I want Terri to experience soon. But someone said that this new eating shop will funnel a lot of new people U.P. here, namely Mexicans... lol. And come to think of it, the people that work there, don't speak English very well.... Duh ! Oh Boy! They are using a converted old fire house for their eating establishment, right behind the bank where we deal with, and they draw a lot of brisk business too. Well, I don't think I take my wife out to eat all that much, and just want to treat her right. I think that most ladies like to go out to eat, even if they are good cooks. Just my humble opinion.
So the air temp. U.P. here is 14 degrees F. this morning @ 0850 hours. We are supposed to get more snow, but nothing like the East Coast. I am so happy that my 4WD on the truck was repaired, but what a high price! Ouch!
BTW, the price of gold and silver is now beginning it's journey UP thru the roof, and many experts think that "this is the big one" and a world financial trouble is upon us. The Bible says, how ever, "A lover of silver will never have enough silver." That can be an addiction too, but I only see it as a safety net, and investment. Some of my friends say that they are not in the market [or perhaps cannot afford to invest in PM's], but I say, that people can't afford NOT to invest! I have had good fortune before when I was into stocks and bonds, and Mutual Funds, years ago, but I don't trust them too much anymore. Sure, there will always be winners and losers. The safest 'bet' is a solid, close relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, and having the Holy Spirit inside of us! The book of Ezekiel also says that someday people will be throwing their money in the streets... because it won't buy them Salvation when the Great Tribulation is all in full swing, and what a horror!
And here is a pearl of wisdom that I gleaned from yesterday's sermon at church: 'If you want true peace of mind, forgive and pray for your enemies.' That hate will eat your guts alive and just make you miserable, don't I know it! When 2 vicious thugs murdered my only, dear son, Andy, I immediately begged for the H.S. [Holy Spirit] to grant me peace of mind, and allow me to forgive them. And by myself, if never would have happened, but all things are possible with God's help, and I DID IT !! It even shocked me, even though I still hurt from that horrible tragedy. Perhaps I am not using the correct term/ word, but I have 'tested' the powers of God many times, and found Him to be so powerful and almighty. So I know that I am dealing with the Grand Keeper of His Word, and God cannot Lie ! --Titus 1:2.
And as for the 'Pollution of our every day activities and entertainment' -- the following article is so true and correct. After all, 'Satan is the god of this world.' 2nd Corinthians 4: 4, says, "In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God should shine unto them." I need to be reminded of these things just as all my friends need the same thing. We 'meet together' at assigned times to incite love and camaraderie between/ among ourselves --- in a sort of 'Spiritual Paradise' away from all the Spiritual Pollution of the World. I had a 'problem' with a certain brother at church, a personality conflict, so I took the initiative and asked his forgiveness [even though I thought HIM at fault... lol], and we mended every thing up and became good friends !! All I did was to implement Matthew 18, and it worked !
I feel much better now, getting a phone call from my wife, that the errand she did is now done and complete, and she is also filling my truck with gasoline! Good! She helps me so much, and my goofy Left Ankle still hurts too much, and I think I will just have to live with it this way.
Terri and I, in the kitchen.