2018 April 29 Sunday

2018 April 29 Sunday in Liberty Hill Texas

56° here and 48° in Grimes Iowa.

This morning we’re emptying and flushing the holding tanks. Emptying and cleaning the refrigerator and last minute things before heading to church.

The youth took over the service today and did a wonderful job of it.

After the service we had a potluck meal.

After that we went back to the trailer and did a few last minute things like spreading dryer sheets everywhere. Ella and others believe it keeps mice away. I’m of the opinion that the mouse bait that I hide around in the trailer is what keeps the mice away.

I unhooked the waterline and electricity. Hooked up to the truck and headed for the storage area. I was just making a turn through a gate when the trailer slipped loose from the fifth wheel receiver. I managed to use the trailer’s electric jacks to lift it off the truck but not high enough to get the receiver back under the kingpin. I knocked on some doors of our neighbors and asked for help. Two of them had some heavy duty jacks and used them to Jack up the front end enough that I could lower the landing legs a few more inches. We repeated the process until it was high enough to reattach the truck.

Once the RV was in storage, my son, grandson, and daughter in law helped cover it with a tarp.

The family gathered at Freebird Burritos for supper and then went to Arik’s to visit.

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MUSING – April 29 2018

MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

Lamentations 3:21-25
“The reason I can still find hope is that I keep this one thing in mind: the LORD’s mercy. We were not completely wiped out. His compassion is never limited. It is new every morning. His faithfulness is great. My soul can say, ‘The LORD is my lot in life. That is why I find hope in him.’ The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to anyone who seeks help from him.”

Lamentations synonyms: weeping, wailing, crying, sobbing, moaning, lament, keening, grieving, mourning
“the survivors’ lamentation”

Why is there author of Lamentations grieving? Chapter one verse five gives the short answer, “The LORD made Zion suffer for its many rebellious acts.”

Jerusalem, once the shining city on a hill, had between destroyed. It’s walls broken, gates are down and the streets are empty. It’s people marched off to slavery. They had been warned … repeatedly, by many prophets. But the people had become arrogant saying to themselves, “We have become the mighty nation on Earth. Nothing can touch us.” they abandoned God and trusted in their own might and their own righteousness.

I fear for my nation for I see the same things happening here. I’m no prophet. I have no special vision from the Lord, however with my own eyes I see and with my own ears I hear the Godlessness around me.

What is the cure? 2 Chronicles 7:14 has the answer, “However, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves, pray, search for me, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear their prayer from heaven, forgive their sins, and heal their country.”

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

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