49 thoughts on “Our Daily Thread 8-16-21

  1. Good morning again.I
    I hope it’s a nice day for each of you.
    I just saw “August16: on the tv screen.
    Reminds me. I will be 91 tomorrow.
    I don’t know why God is so slow
    It’s past time for me to go

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  2. Good day to all.

    I have today off. I found out last week I won’t be teaching at the community college. It’s the first time since 1980 that I won’t be either a student or employee of an educational institution. I’ll really feel retired once the school year starts next week around here.

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  3. Pitiful. Really pitiful
    Watching on TV the thousands in Afghanistan trying to get out.
    No place for them to go.
    No place

    I wonder what it is like haveing “no place”?
    I pray for them, but I don’t know what to pray about.
    That is some mess!!!

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  4. Good morning.
    If anybody is interested, you could go to bigcountrynewsconnection.com to read the story of son’s incident and see a picture of his car. He says the last he knew, he was going about seventy but cruise control does not work on his car. I pointed out that now nothing works on his car.

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  5. Morning. The air is fresh after the rain of yesterday and that is another graceful big bird up there!
    Chas the Lord’s timing is always perfect….and we are blessed He has you here with us for now. We long to be with Him but the race is yet to be over here ♥️
    We are praying for those in Afghanistan….my heart is sick knowing what is happening there…but He knows and I am trusting Him to watch over His own….
    Not certain what that is all about Mumsee but I shall search it out 😊
    Busy day for me…cleaning appt at the Dentist…then off to visit with my friends at the park…

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  6. Rose came. She fixed some things for the refrigerator and left something on the table.
    And left.
    Now, a passing car reminds me that I am not the only person in the world.

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  7. I’ve been doing this for a couple of years now. One of the things that puzzles me is how some shirts can turn insind-out in the dryer.
    No? Really. I know it’s right when I put it in.

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  8. It is a mystery, Chas. The shirts must do the Hokey Pokey in there:
    “You put your right sleeve in
    You put your right sleeve out
    You put your right sleeve in
    And you shake it all about
    You do the Hokey Pokey and you turn yourself around
    That’s what it’s all about!”

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  9. I’m reading a Biblical novel right now by Mesu Andrews called “Isaiah’s Daughter.” (She’s fictional; the novel is excellent).

    Glancing through the local newspaper’s headlines right now, I found myself wondering what the headlines would have looked like in Jerusalem circa 725 BC with the Assyrian army threatening Judah’s borders.

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  10. In my Bible study of Exodus 1, the question was asked about what to do when laws of the land conflict with God’s laws. This was my answer:
    “How are we to reconcile between the laws of the land and the laws of God when they are in direct opposition to each other? Pray, pray, pray . . . God has insight and knowledge of the overall picture. Ask for His guidance as to what to do. His law is the ultimate to follow, but He may make a logical way over, under, or through the barriers to following His law. Trust that He makes a straight and narrow path to following His commands. He is able to do more than we can think or imagine. Even if we mess up along the way, He will adjust course to bring good for those who love Him and are called according to His purposes.”

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  11. I can’t think of a law of the land, in America, that would conflict with God’s laws.
    Marriage? Abortion? Sabbath? etc. I can see some differences, but no conflict.
    i.e. You don’t have to:

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  12. Chas,

    The Yankees used to play Kate Smith’s version of “America the Beautiful” during the 7th inning stretch.

    But then the decided some of her stuff from another era was too racist for her to continue.

    Spineless new owner sons bowed to pressure. Their daddy George would’ve told them to shove off.

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  13. 16AUG66
    The day I was inducted into the US Army. I didn’t go to viet Nam, Heidelberg, Germany instead. Then Ft. Rucker, Dothan, Alabama…”The peanut capital of the world.
    Chas and Kim, that’s where I had “biled” peanuts.

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  14. I played back up to Kate Smith singing, “God Bless America” at the 1976 Rose Bowl.

    Well, me and the rest of the UCLA Marching Band.

    I didn’t know who she was, even then! LOL

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  15. We should never have gone to Afghanistan.
    There is no way to ever get out. Once you’re there, you’re there to stay.
    Everyone who was associated with Americans is in jeperday now.
    Everyone.

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  16. I don’t post here a lot right now, but I do check in. I like to know my people are where they are supposed to be.
    Chas, you may not know it but you are well loved here and we want you with us a while longer. God always answers prayers. Ours that you will still be praying for us and adding to our lives for a little while longer.

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  17. Lawn mowed. I’m cooled off after a shower and reading in front of a fan. I found a couple of Grisham novels at the library I haven’t read. Along with one in the Jason Bourne series. I didn’t realize there were so many.

    Our library lets you keep a book for four weeks before it’s due, and you can check out a whole shelf at one time. Plus, there’s no late fine unless you keep it long enough for ti to be considered lost. Then you pay the replacement cost. Unbelievable.

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  18. Our community library is like that. I kept it open last Saturday. Hardly anyone came. I fear that they are going to do away with it. It is now in a musty basement. Trying to find somewhere to move it to.

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  19. Thanx Kim.\
    I have been here quite a while.
    I will be 91 tomorrow. That is long enough for anyone and I am ready to go.
    But maybe God has something for me yet.
    I am pleasantly surprised and immensely thankful that I am healthy and able to operate asa 91 year old man.

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  20. Hi bob.

    We are in extreme fire danger conditions and now have a fire too close. Not really close enough for us to be concerned about it coming to us, but still too close. We have smoke again from that, too. Last night I laid awake after I smelled smoke thinking about what we would need to grab if we needed to evacuate. I feel Michelle’s pain.

    We had a lovely day, though, driving to a couple of quilt shops. Our friend who lost her husband a few months ago rode along with us. She is seeking wisdom about her living situation, so pray for Joyce to have that. So many things to think about.

    We will have several 90 degree or more days. I am glad we don’t have to do anything outside, except water plants.

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  21. I prepped a go bag.

    We are expecting two days of sixties and then back to very warm, but not hot. Lewiston has marked its 24th day of triple digits for this year. That is not normal even if they do live by Hell’s Canyon.

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  22. Yes, it’s wise to make a list and to prep a go bag. One of the residents that had to flee Fort McMurray, AB a few years ago discovered when they got to the evac centre that they had packed a child’s snowsuit (it was summer) and a few boxes of Kraft Dinner. You can’t think in a panic.

    We loaded the car with the photo albums and other keepsakes and kept the bin with the passports and other important papers where it was easily grabbed when we had the fire close to our place.

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  23. Happy Birthday, Chas. It is still your birthday here even though I know you are asleep.
    Many blessings on your new year. God is good and He has allowed us to enjoy daily fellowship with you.

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  24. Thanks Jo.
    I like having you folks to corespond with. I am now without a car or any other means of contact with people.
    Just as Chuck/Linda, et al come over. Sometimes to take me to church.
    That’s about it.
    I turned 91 today.
    I don’t know why, I just keep getting up every morning.

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  25. You are certainly here to encourage each of us. I also live alone. To have you greet me each evening means a lot. I am far far from my family and don’t hear from them very often. To have daily contact with you is a great blessing. The lives of others are busy and they often don’t have time to communicate. You do. And I know that you will pray. Everyone seems to be busy, but you have time for each of us and we are blessed.

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