Today, while it was pouring out,
after I had planted my tomatoes and peppers…Yeah late this year..And installed trolling motor on boat..
I dug a treasure out of of mess that was once my garage and is now filled with ‘stuff’ from my folk’s house.
My first set of wheels!!!!
A Schwinn Bantam!!
This is the ‘after picture..as I had three younger sisters whom also used it..Has the removable ‘boy’ bar to turn it into a girls bike..and my youngest sister had my Dad add this to it..
Yeah that crap is all taken care of..
But my first set of wheels.. With which I found FREEDOM as a 5 year old…Ruling Hill Ave in Marshall Mn…Well as far as Mom would let me rule…
Needs a little tender care…tires are shot, chrome tarnished…
But as Dad always did, he had every component saved to make it right again..
Bike is over 50 years old…won’t say how much over…
Brought a tear to my eye…
What the English have taken to raiding kitchens and such??
They best stay out of mine if they think this is a ‘cache’!!!
Source: GUN WATCH: UK: Weapons Cache, Table Knives, Tweezers and Hammer?
Practicing the Presence of God
“Enoch walked with God" (Genesis 5:24).
The true test of a person’s spiritual life and character is not what he does in the extraordinary moments of life, but what he does during the daily grind of everyday life when there is nothing tremendous or exciting happening. In the 1600’s, there was a monk named Brother Lawrence who was a dishwasher in his monastery.
He made a profound discovery that is true for every believer in the workplace today. "For me the time of activity does not differ from the time of prayer, and in the noise and clatter of my kitchen, while several persons are calling together calling for as many different things, I possess God in as great tranquility as when upon my knees at the blessed Sacrament."
You see, he found no urgency for retreats, because in the common task he met the same God to love and worship as he did in the stillness of the desert. It is this kind of life that Jesus desires for each of his children. Enoch was also a man that practiced the presence of God. The Bible does not give a detailed account of is life. All we know about him is that "He walked with God." In fact, it says in Genesis 5:22 that Enoch walked with God 300 years! Wow! That is faithfulness!
What does it mean to practice the presence of God daily? It means we are constantly talking to our Heavenly Father about the issues in our day. It means praying about things as they come up. It means stopping at a red light and praying for the person God brings to mind. It means singing a song in your car while you are sitting in traffic. That is practicing the presence of God.
Today, when God gives you times alone or there are needs that arise, stop and consult your Heavenly Father about the situation. Then you will be practicing the presence of God.
The last word is life
For reading & meditation: John 10:7-18
"I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." (v.10)
At the close of our meditations we look at the results of the momentous choice Jesus made when the Greeks said: "Sir, we would like to see Jesus." Our Lord saw that three things would happen: first, the judgment of this world (John 12:31). What did choosing the cross have to do with that? This – the cross is the judgment seat of the world. I confess that the Man on the cross judges me, convicts me, challenges me. His Spirit of facing the world’s sin and suffering makes my spirit tremble like a magnetic needle in a storm. At the cross, His love judges my hate, my selfishness, my desire to live only for myself. His self-sacrifice inspires my self-sacrifice. The second thing our Lord saw would happen was the overpowering of Satan: "Now shall the ruler of this world be cast out" (John 12:31, RSV). He would overthrow Satan, not by breaking his head, but by letting him break His heart. Third, He would make the cross the magnet by which He would draw all people to Himself: "But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself" (John 12:32). His choice was made – and hopefully, ours is also. No longer will we lie on the edge of life’s furrow – "a corn of wheat afraid to die" – but willingly roll over into the dark channel of death, knowing, as we do, that from our death will come a life that is well-pleasing to God – fruitful, profitable and productive. Afraid to die? No – afraid to live. For life that is not preceded by death is a life not worth living.
O Father, burn the message into my heart that when I try to save my life, I succeed only in losing it. And help me never to forget that the last word is not death, but life. Thank You, Father. Amen.
For further study:
Galatians 2:16-21; John 5:24; 1 John 3:14
1. What was Paul’s great declaration?
2. Can you make that same declaration?
Hard working young Americans whom sacrificed themselves to stop Hitler…
Are way above self serving, whiners of today whom want to sacrifice nothing…Yet want it all..
There is no comparing them dumbass..
Just when you think things couldn’t get any worse on college campuses, this happens. DePaul University President Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider issued a statement in response to the recent brouhaha caused by Black Lives Matter protesters shutting down a conservative event featuring Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos, likening them to the D-Day soldiers that stormed the beaches of Normandy and died facing a relentless Nazi army.
Source: Game Over: DePaul President Compares Black Lives Matter Protesters to D-Day Soldiers | Truth Revolt