2018 March 26 Monday

2018 March 26 Monday in Liberty Hill Texas

66° and headed for a high of 89°. Winds were gusting to 23 mph most of the today. The sunrise was mostly hidden again but I managed to capture a little color.

The sunrise was mostly hidden again but I managed to capture a little color.

We had smothered chicken with rice and green beans at the Georgetown senior center today. We picked up some bread and a cake also. We played a couple games by ourselves. We invited others to join us but had no takers.

We then stopped at the church for the “Just a Little Walk with Me” group.

It meets on Mondays and Wednesdays for a time of devotion, fellowship, and to walk in the gym.

With the pain in my knees, I don’t walk much, and my legs are getting weaker. I’ve just started doing knee bends ( not DEEP knee bends) while hanging on to a chair it a table. I’m hoping to gain some strength because, as it now is, I have trouble getting out of a chair.

However, after sitting there for about a half an hour, since no one else arrived and the door was locked, we left. We must have missed a message somewhere along the line.

Around five we left home for a drive on two of my favorite driver’s in the Texas hill country. 1174 and 1431 between Liberty Hill and Marble Falls are full of hills and curves that would make a roller coaster jealous. The scenery is gorgeous with a rugged beauty. I love to drive it … IN THE DAYLIGHT. In the dark or rain I avoid it like the plague.

The reason for the trip was to attend an Emmaus gathering at First United Methodist Church in Marble Falls.

First we ate. Then we worshipped.

MUSING– March 26 2018

DARK BLESSINGS

1 Thessalonians 5:16-20
Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Whatever happens, give thanks, because it is God’s will in Christ Jesus that you do this. Don’t put out the Spirit’s fire. Don’t despise what God has revealed.

My favorite Bible verse is Romans 8:28
“We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God–those whom he has called according to his plan.” Once you understand the depth of that verse, you can face each obstacle, each challenge, each setback, and each hurt, if given to God in prayerful thanksgiving, can become a blessing. It is more than a positive attitude. It is a promise from God that He can use your pain as well as your joy for His holy purpose.

Try it the next time you are tempted to cry out, “Why me?” Instead honestly tell God about your troubles, then claim this promise that He can turn it into something good.”

In my own life, I can look backward on those dark times (my valleys of death and despair) and see the way God used those. Now, if I can l look forward with that same assurance, I can praise Him in and for those trouble filled times.

Can you look backward and see the hands of God at work? Can you trust that He is still at work yesterday, today, and tomorrow?

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