A few things I’m thankful for:
- Beyond thankful for good health, relatively speaking. At least I don’t slip off chairs. 😉
- Thankful that God loves me (and YOU) forever. Those of us who believe in Christ have a wonderful future to look forward to. Amen!?
- That I’m now part of a loving Church to learn from and be close to. I don’t ever remember a time when I had much family and what I did have, was NOT loving. In fact, quite the opposite. Jesus rescued me from those hurtful feelings. Sometimes my bad upbringing gets in the way of true fellowship, but the LORD and I are working on that. Thank you LORD for being so patient with me.
- Thankful to have a real American President again. I try to pray at least twice a day for President Trump, Vice President Pence, and all the others trying so hard to do the right thing for America. I’m so grateful God heard our prayers last election cycle.
- And lastly, it’s time to install the new tires on the Honda! So very thankful I can still ride.
I’m sure y’all have loads to be thankful for too. Feel free to share! God loves you.
The new Michelin Pilot Road 3 tires are here! Steve already has this style and brand on his Honda CB1100. I noticed that when I ride his bike, it’s so much more sure-footed than mine. They grip the road like glue.
These same styled tires have made riding in loose sand a lot less drama for the Hubby, which is a very good thing. One doesn’t seek out drama on a motorcycle unless one has a death wish. Now to call the local motorcycle guys and get them installed. Time to ride folks!
It is still rather chilly here in Southeast Georgia. After the last rain I was preparing an area for grass seeds but lo and behold look at what has sprung up all on it’s own. Last years Pansy plantings have returned. I think I’ll leave them for the season.
Pansy [Viola tricolor]
In spite of the brisk winds, since it’s so lovely out, Steve rode his Honda to Christian Men’s Job Corp this afternoon. He is one of many who volunteer to help men lift themselves out of poverty and to better themselves through education. (There’s a separate training session for women also.) I had to drive to Alma but opted to take the truck instead of the two wheels. It thrills The Boys to no end to get to “go for a ride”. I couldn’t disappoint them.
Just ask any small animal, these Boys are not pansies!
And tonight we get to feast on homemade Chocolate Guinness Cake lovingly made by my BFF. Life just doesn’t get any better. lol 🙂
St. Patty’s Day is one of my favorite holidays because of my heritage. Does anyone else research, or have researched, their family genealogies? I’m about 1/2 Irish-1/2 Scottish with one in the wood pile. 😉 Plus, St. Patty’s is a special day because it’s the anniversary of our First Date in 1979. Steve and I celebrate it every year like it’s our wedding anniversary.
by Pastor Kevin Sadler
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“Is our grace age, which Paul calls ‘this present evil world [age]’ (Gal. 1:4), worse than the time of Nimrod or what is seen in Romans 1:18-32?”
This age is evil. Every dispensation or age in man’s history has been evil. Every age has demonstrated that the heart of mankind “is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked” (Jer. 17:9), that people are sinners in need of the Lord. I don’t think our age is worse than the time of Nimrod or what is seen in Romans 1:18-32, but rather very similar. Romans 1:18-32 sounds like a commentary on our times! Mankind doesn’t change. Mankind has been evil, is evil, and will be evil.
News of mankind’s wickedness shouldn’t completely shock the believer. Rather, it should immediately remind us of people’s need for Christ and His salvation, and our need to be “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Eph. 5:16). Faith in Christ brings new life and can bring transformation to people’s lives, so that they might live “in all goodness and righteousness and truth” (Eph. 5:9).
Paul calls it “this present evil world” to impress upon us the glory of our deliverance from it by Christ and His Cross. Galatians 1:4 shows us “Who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil world.” Knowledge of this hope is to cause us to react with thanksgiving and praise to our Savior, “To Whom be glory for ever and ever” (Gal. 1:5), and “that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them, and rose again” (2 Cor. 5:15).
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