If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Thankful Thursday

 

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I'm very thankful for the Bible Study we had on Tuesday evening.  It was about Joseph while he was in prison after Potiphar's wife lied on him.  We were reminded that God was with Joseph through all of that time (when he was sold in slavery twice and then thrown in prison).  God didn't remove him from those things, but He was with him and He was kind to him.  He let all that Joseph did prosper.  We were challenged to look for the times in our life that we see God's kindness.  I think that kind of goes along with these Thankful Thursday posts and looking for things to be thankful for.

Then on Wednesday I was listening to a sermon by Priscilla Shirer from several years ago and she was talking about the children of Israel at the Red Sea and how Moses told them to stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.  She said there are four things Moses told them to do.

1.  Do not be afraid.  

2.  Stand still. (let God take control and do what He will do.)

3.  Be watchful.  (see the salvation of the Lord)

4.  Be silent. (The Lord will fight for you)

If we are not afraid and we stand still and watch and be silent, we too will see the moving of God in our lives. 

So I am very thankful for the access we have to the truths of God through the Bible and through those who lead these studies.

So what are you thankful for?

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Wednesday Hodgepodge

 

1. Find a penny. Look at the date and tell us something about your life or what you were doing that year? I have 3 pennies in my purse.  The first two I checked are 2021 and the third is 2020.  That's no fun.  So I went looking and found a 1986 penny.  I was working where I work now, but I was a dispatcher working all 3 shifts monthly (and would never want to work that again).and September 14, 1986 was my 10 year work anniversary.  I wasn't married yet, in fact we hadn't even had a conversation yet, though I sang in his choir. I was 29 years old and lived with my sister in a cute little apartment in town.    

2. Were you given an allowance as a child? Did you have to earn it in some way? Did you learn to save money when you were a child or is that something you figured out as an adult? No allowance and savings came as an adult.

3. April 23rd is National Take A Chance Day...what's a chance you need or want to take? I can't think of anything right at the moment.  

4. What's some outdated slang you seem to use a little too often? Cool!  I really need to quit saying that so much, but I probably won't as it is so ingrained in me.  I even text it a lot.  

5. It's National Poetry month and I always like to make us work our brains a little... Roses are red Violets are blue ....you fill in the rest with something original... 
Roses are red
Violets are blue
I'm no good at poetry
How about you?

6. Insert your own random thought here.  For goodness sakes, it's April 21st and this is what we get for the weather!!!  It's beautiful for sure, but I'm ready for spring weather, which we've been having by the way, and then this pops up.

Our back yard

Another from our yard

exiting our neighborhood
Small park we pass on the way to work.


I hope you're having a great day and thanks for visiting.

Cathy

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Tuesday 4 - My Town

 Welcome to Tuesday 4 begun by Toni Taddeo and continued in her honor. Go here to link up.



Let's talk about your town this week!

1. Do you like your town? Yes, I do.  Is it a city, town?  It's a city. Can you describe it for us?  Our town is very much rooted in history.  It was first starting to be settled in the 1790's and we have the Golden Lamb which is the oldest continually running inn in the state of Ohio. (at least that's what I've always heard.)  It opened in 1803. We have a population of 20,651 (according to the website) and have 12.9 square miles.   Our main streets in town have really kept the feel of the past times.  We have lots of antique shops, etc and it's just a pretty town.  I don't actually live in the city limits, but I've always lived within 20 minutes or so of town.  Currently I live at the most 5 minutes away.  I really don't want to live anywhere else.  I love it.  

Golden Lamb and people waiting for carriage parade

I love our Town Hall

2. Are there any special points of interest in your town?  See above about the Golden Lamb, plus we have a Horse Carriage Parade every December that is absolutely beautiful.  

Picture from several years ago during the Christmas Festival.  At the night parade they are all lit up and really beautiful.


3.Does your town have parks, restaurants?  Yes, we have several parks and a couple nice restaurants but mostly fast food places.  We are just 30 minutes from Cincinnati and Dayton where you can get most anything to eat, for find most anything to do, such as Kings Island and Water Parks for the summer months.

4. Do you think your town needs changes to make it better and if so what changes would you make?  I would love to see them bring in a couple of really nice sit-down restaurants but otherwise, I pretty much love it the way it is.  Oh and if you want to know, I'm talking about Lebanon, Ohio.

Thanks for visiting.

Cathy