Happy Halloween

Our party was last night. Each year, my dear friend, Vicki and our long suffering bedraggled husbands get together for a mini-party. Vicki hosted it this year at her house. There was Monster Meatloaf, Owl Pretzels, Bone Pretzels, Black Spider Deviled Eggs, orange and black decorations, ‘spooky’ sounds emanating from all the speakers and much, much more. She really outdid herself this year. Thankfully, the only horror involved was the number on my bathroom scales this morning! *lol*

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Vicki dressed as “Abby” from the NCIS TV series and, of course, I am a skeleton.

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Monster Meatloaf

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Owl Pretzels

I hope y’all have a fun time tonight. Can’t wait to hear what mischief you’ve been up to!

Ride Safe,

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Such A Week As This

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I haven’t been well all week. My neck ‘snapped’ violently last Sunday after the Baptism and since then I’ve been having trouble with feeling lightheaded and fainting. Honestly, I wish I could put in an order with my Maker and order a new neck. For those new to my blog, I’ve had two neck surgeries. One in 2009 for a decaying bulging disc that now has a titanium plate to hold it in place. The second was in 2013 for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Lovely, huh. At any rate, I’m ever so grateful we don’t keep these decaying bodies in Heaven. Thanks to Jesus and His perfect sacrifice we all get new models upon arrival.

Hubby is Lead rider on a Ride Around The Swamp today with our FAITH Riders group and all who wish to participate. I had to forego the ride because of the fainting. Right now I’m bored out of my ever lovin’ skull. But being bored is markedly better than losing it, am I right? *giggle* So, I’m entertaining myself watching old Black & White horror flicks on Turner Classic Movies.

There is a prayer request please, we’ve received word that my husband’s 88 or so year old father is ailing again. He’s experiencing severe stomach pains with nausea and some other symptoms I’ve forgotten. It became so bad that the doctors admitted him to Hospital immediately early this morning. Poor man.

Tomorrow is Sunday School and Church. And for an extra treat a very dear friend is hosting a Halloween Party at her home. (Yes, I have a costume. I’ll be a skeleton again. So original … NOT! *lol*) All in all it will make for a lovely day. I just hope I can stand up without being lightheaded. This state of affairs gives a whole new meaning to be a blonde. Maybe I can use that as an excuse for poor judgement? No?

Ride Safe,

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A Gift For You

A Gift For You

by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
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“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

In the light of the Pauline epistles these well-known words have become more appropriate than when our Lord first spoke them. Through Paul, Christ’s redemptive work at Calvary has been proclaimed and fully explained. In this light, then, we suggest that our readers take the time to really meditate on this passage about God’s greatest gift to man.

Think of the love that prompted it! “God so loved….” We were the “children of disobedience” and “by nature the children of wrath, even as others” (Eph. 2:2,3). We deserved judgment, “but God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us,” gave His best, His all, to save us (Eph. 2:4).

Think of its priceless value! “His only begotten Son — everlasting life.” Christ, the holy One, had to be given up to disgrace and death in order that our sins might be justly dealt with, and that we might become the rightful heirs of everlasting life (Rom. 3:25,26).

Think of your need of this gift! “…that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish….” How perilous not to accept “the gift of God, eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Rom. 6:23)! What folly to spurn or ignore a gift we need so sorely!

Finally, think how gracious the offer! “…that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Whosoever believeth! Any sinner may have this gift by simply believing, accepting in simple faith what God says about Christ paying for our sins at Calvary. In fact, this is the only way we can become the recipients of this wonderful gift, for Rom. 4:5 declares:

“But to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith [believing] is counted for righteousness.”


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