Thankful Thursday

Today’s Devotional
Proverbs 27:17 NIV

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I’m thankful that Hurricane Dorian caused us no harm. Only a modicum of wind swept through our area. There was no rain, no destruction. I guess that’s good. I say ‘guess’ because of this summer’s drought. We could have used several inches of rain but am thankful there were no high winds or tornadoes. For now it seems like the coast will get all the moisture.

I’m thankful for loving friends. These folks here, Vicki and Lewis, are my best bud’s ever. Our impromptu Hurricane Party with them yesterday was missing one thing: the hurricane. But we still enjoyed the grilled hamburgers, baked beans, chips and salsa with chilled orange iced tea. They had to hurry home to finish packing items in their house because they’re undergoing a major renovation. Can’t wait to see the finished project!

I am so very thankful for God’s Holy Word that saves us, protects us, and guides us through life and all eternity. He is so kind to love us poor sinners so much that He was willing to die for us, for my / our sins and then He rose again on the third day that we may have eternal life too. If that’s not love, what is?! “For God so loved the world …” AMEN! [John 3:16]

Today’s Word Of The Day is one of my husband’s favorites: perspicacious. I believe this is the word he used on a good friend and co-worker many years ago. Daniel was raised as a good ‘ol country Georgia boy. He was always pretending to have a limited vocabulary or knowledge of something. Steve would use $64 words like ‘perspicacious’ for which Daniel would quip, “What does that mean!?” Steve would give him a dumbed down version of the word and Daniel would invariably retort, “Well, why didn’t you say so in the first place!?” lol Then they’d both laugh. Those two would kid one another about the silliest things. In truth, Daniel is very intelligent and just liked to poke fun.

Today we must run errands for this, that and the other thing. Tomorrow I’m having the stitches removed from the basal cell removal on my right wrist early. The stitches are hurting. They’re all swollen, red and sore. I’m thankful that they’ll remove them early. Perhaps I can ride my new Honda NC700X to Sunday School and Church.

I pray everyone has a blessed and safe Thursday.

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A Cotton Pickin’ Southern Picnic

Yesterday, we enjoyed a pleasant day at a dear friend’s house not too far distant. They have a lot of acreage with gorgeous mature trees and had cleared a well thought out pathway about 1000 feet from their home through the woods for a concrete picnic table. After the fabulous repast of homemade Baked Beans, 7 Layer Salad, Fried Chicken and cookies, we spent some time strolling around their yard. Then it was off to the Home 20 to nap the extended bellies away. (Hey, napping can be an exercise … right?!) All-in-all it was a wonderful day full of Christian friendship and eats par excellence. I couldn’t help feeling how blessed we are!

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