2018 April 08 Sunday

2018 April 08 Sunday in Liberty Hill Texas

41° and overcast to begin the day. By three o’clock the sun came out and the temp had climbed to 60°, which was the warmest it has been since late Friday night.

My grey truck had a decidedly yellow tint this morning. The live oak pollen count is extremely high today. We made it through “cedar fever” season when the cedar trees (really juniper trees that grow like giant weeds in this area) fill the air with so much pollen that it looks like fog. However, the oak sets me to tearing my eyes out because of the itching.

Did you know that the Sunday following Resurrection Sunday is one of the least attended worship times of the year? Neither did I until out associate pastor Judy said it this morning in her sermon.

Coincidentally (?) it is also associate pastor Sunday when there senior pastor gets a break from all the stress of preparation f from Lent through Easter.

Now having said all that, we had a decent turnout for worship today.

Neither Ella nor I had made any preparation for our Sunday dinner (lunch) so we went to Subway® and head the daily special of roast beef. We pulled them high with cheese and veggies and spent just under eight dollars. Not be bad. Not bad at all.

I’m a morning person. By eight a.m. I feel like half my day is done. But today I had troubles waking up. On the way home I told Ella that I just couldn’t shake the sleepys.

After eating our sandwiches, we played a game of Canasta. I started to pick up the discard pile and Ella said, “You have to lay down (cards) first.” To which I replied, “That’s what I’ve been telling you. I need to go lay down.”

We finished that hand and I went to the bedroom for a nap. I slept until three. That is not like me. It must be the allergies.

MUSINGSApril 08 2018 Sunday

THESE ARE NOT SUGGESTIONS

Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Listen, Israel: The LORD is our God. The LORD is the only God. Love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. Take to heart these words that I give you today. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you’re at home or away, when you lie down or get up. Write them down, and tie them around your wrist, and wear them as headbands as a reminder. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.

The ten laws were not suggestions, they were commandments. They cover the essentials of how to have a proper relationship with God and man. After the congregation of Israel were given the ten commandments they were told to obey them, talk about them, reach them, write them down, and put them in places where you are constantly reminded of them.

If I were to conduct a survey among those who call themselves Christians, I wonder how many could even tell me each of the ten commandments. Could you? How about the way that Jesus summarized them in Matthew 22:37-39?
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and most important commandment. The second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’

How often do you remind yourself of God’s most important laws … and follow them?

All content (except quotations) © 2018 Thomas E. Williams.

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nap. I slept until three. That is not like me. It must be the allergies.

MUSINGSApril 08 2018 Sunday

THESE ARE NOT SUGGESTIONS

Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Listen, Israel: The LORD is our God. The LORD is the only God. Love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. Take to heart these words that I give you today. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you’re at home or away, when you lie down or get up. Write them down, and tie them around your wrist, and wear them as headbands as a reminder. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.

The ten laws were not suggestions, they were commandments. They cover the essentials of how to have a proper relationship with God and man. After the congregation of Israel were given the ten commandments they were told to obey them, talk about them, reach them, write them down, and put them in places where you are constantly reminded of them.

If I were to conduct a survey among those who call themselves Christians, I wonder how many could even tell me each of the ten commandments. Could you? How about the way that Jesus summarized them in Matthew 22:37-39?
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and most important commandment. The second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’

How often do you remind yourself of God’s most important laws … and follow them?

All content (except quotations) © 2018 Thomas E. Williams.

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