2018 April 19 Thursday

2018 April 19 Thursday in Liberty Hill Texas

49° at five this morning. Predicted high was 71°.

As I was sitting, waiting for Ella to be ready to go to the Over the Hill Gang* this morning, the trashmen came to empty the trash container here at the Stocktank RV park.

I didn’t see them but I heard all of the sound associated with this procedure. First I hear the CRUNCH of tires on gravel as they enter the campground. Then there is the KA-CHSSS sounds of the air brakes. Next a dull metallic KACHUNK as the truck connects with the bin. The engine begins to rev and there is the SQUEALIN, toured CRY of metal slowly rubbing on metal as the maw of the truck’s compactor slides open and then a solid THUNK as it stops. Again the engine revs while the bin is lifted high above the gaping mouth of the compactor. The doors make dull plastic sounds as they pop open. Then garbage like an obscene waterfall begins to tumble down. Cans and bottles KLINK and KLUNK. The trash bags come with soft CRINKLE and soggy SPLATS. The operator jams the lever up and down in rapid order causing the bin to BOUNCE and BANG to completely empty its trash. Downward comes the container with the lids falling into place with a RINGING, SLAMMING concussion.
Finally the bin makes an almost soft THOOMP as it settles back on the ground. The hydraulic ram beings to mash, the contents with PINGS, POPS, SNAPS, and explosive BANGS. Once more the truck revs and the tires CRUNCH gravel as it leaves.

I’m so glad I’m already awake when the garbage truck comes.

Then it was of to play and eat with friends at the OTHG*.

After lunch we played Canasta with Debra.

Leaving OTHG we checked our mail box to find… nothing.

Then it was a stop at the doctor’s to set an appointment for Ella.

Busy day so far. But there is still a baseball game to go.

MUSINGApril 19 2018

THIS IS MY SON, LISTEN TO HIM!*

1 John 3:21-23
Dear friends, if our conscience doesn’t condemn us, we can boldly look to God and receive from him anything we ask. We receive it because we obey his commandments and do what pleases him. This is his commandment: to believe in his Son, the one named Jesus Christ, and to love each other as he commanded us.”

How much is your immortal soul worth to you? Don’t let it become malnourished. Feed it every day. Read the Bible. Listen, I’ll say it again. Read the Bible. Read it all. Read some every day. Find a reading plan to read it through in a year or two or … Pay special attention to the red letters in the new testament, the words of Jesus. We are commanded by God to listen to Jesus*. In case you haven’t gotten the message yet, he speaks to us through the Bible.

Pay special attention to the red letters in the new testament, the words of Jesus. We are commanded by God to listen to Jesus*. In case you haven’t gotten the message yet, he speaks to us through the Bible.

Don’t trust any teacher, preacher, evangelist, prophet, author, or me with your eternal life without fact checking them against what the scripture says.**

Know the truth and be free.***

*Matthew 17:5

**Matthew 24:5-11

***John 8:31-32

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

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