Sunday Musings

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So true, isn’t it? Jesus and germs are everywhere, and no matter how hard we try or hide away or fret or pass laws or restrict liberties, nothing will ever change any of that. Best thing to do is pray, be as careful as possible, and keep moving forward. If we ever get to move forward as a Nation again, that is. There are times when I feel that twinge of doubt. I know most things are temporary, but once these Tin Horn Despot Demoncrat Governors, Mayors, Sheriffis, and so forth, got that bit between their teeth, they act like they can do any lawless thing they’ve got a mind too without any detrimental consequences. 😦 Even as a Bible believing Christian, I know … I know … God is still in control, but sometimes … well, I’m simply weary of the whole hysteria “wear a mask, wash your hands” business. I’ll leave it at that. 😉  The sign and the metal sconce hang in our Guest Bath. My Dad made that sconce many, many years ago.  He was not a nice person but he did do fairly good woodworking.

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We did our usual walk around the property yesterday, As I approached the fence up against the cemetery, I spotted Maggie trying to harass one of our neighbors: a juvenile Gopher Tortoise. Isn’t he or she adorable? “He” is too young to sex at the moment at only about one year old. After the photo session, for which he so kindly posed for us, Steve took him across the road onto our neighbors 40 acres and him go in a clearing with lots of nice sand to dig in. Much safer there. No dogs. We have three, dogs that is. Our Jack Russell Terriers would make a turtle pie out of the little guy. 😮 Mustn’t allow that!

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Speaking of dogs, Maggie (the roadside rescue from October of last year), has grown a bit more. She was about 12 pounds, now she seems to be at least 17. The Vet estimated she’ll be one year old this coming June. She had stopped growing, I thought she was full size, but then suddenly she had a spurt, and seems to be fully grown now. This dog … she is so adorable, but golly she’s a handful! I had a time making all 6 1/2 acres of field fence openings covered down low so she wouldn’t take off exploring! She was workin’ me to death. And since we know nothing of her history before we found her, and going by her personality and looks, we think that she is a Feist, or mostly so, anyways. Whatever she is, the little stinker has stolen our hearts. ❤

I finished reading “Pillars Of The Earth” and am now half way through “World Without End“, both novels by Ken Follett. I could do without the graphic details about lovemaking and the filthy language, but I’m managing to see these events approaching in the story, and skip over that part. Other than that it’s not too shabby. I’ve enjoyed the first story immensely. The second novel is leaving me cold. I’m having a hard time liking any of the characters, especially one of the main ones, Caris Wooler. I won’t spoil it here why but I don’t admire her at all. I like the other main character, Merthin FitzGerald. Anyway, that’s my two cents after taxes. lol

Oh, and before I forget, for those of y’all that are my friends on FaceBook as well as here, I’ve kinda / sorta stopped going there. I’ve turned off all notifications and private messages. Maybe temporarily, maybe permanently, can’t say. Not angry nor banned (this time) but am weary of all the constant “like” and “share” graphics. Some of them have to be over 10 years old too. It’s sooooo boring. I won’t delete the account but if any of y’all “need” me, send an e-mail or call. If you don’t have that info and are a friend, just ask, I’ll send the info your way.

I miss my Church family but it’s starting to feel normal again not to attend, like in the Old Days before finding this congregation. That’s worrisome … sigh Please pray for me. Thanks. Have a blessed Sunday folks.

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Friday

Today’s Devotional
Psalm 59:16 NIV

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Today is kinda exciting for us. A few weeks back we ordered the above style TV stand from Farr’s Fine Furniture in Blackshear for the living room. We’re selling the monstrosity of an entertainment center from the 90’s that neither of us can move anymore. It’s so big and bulky that it takes up almost the entire wall and is a Huge Big Deal to move. With the light little gem above, I should be able to slide it around so I can clean behind it. The little one leaves us with over 200 DVD’s that were homeless though. So, a couple of weeks back, we drove all the way to Valdosta to buy a DVD storage unit. That’s already installed. The DVD’s are happy and we’re happy. 🙂

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Yeah, I’ll snap a pic of the finished area when we’re done. Also have to add all my redneck decorations. Gotta trash up the joint again. Wouldn’t want people to say I’ve gotten above my raisin’. lol

Today’s Word Of The Day is: Kerfuffle. Doesn’t that sound adorable? Actually means something totally unadorable but that’s my Scottish ancestors for ya. They loved to get in a kerfuffle over little things, or so I’m told. I know, another piece of the puzzle, right?!

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And joy of joys! We may be getting a Tropical Storm. I pray that is so! Please LORD send rain! We need the wet stuff desperately. After Hurricane Dorian rolled past it took all our lovely moisture with it. I’m scrambling trying to keep the Mulberry and Fig trees alive so we’ll have fruit next season. Please pray for us that the rain will come up this way. Thanks.

And I pray y’all have a happy, safe day. Don’t get into any kerfuffles, and if you do, take pictures. 🙂 ❤

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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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