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Started by JudyB, October 01, 2020, 10:20:46 AM

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Carol

I found my ceramic Christmas table tree - years ago, I had classes at a neighbor's house and still show a couple of things.  Of course, no one is visiting here - we keep in touch by phone.  It will end sometime. 

We are all happy to see the mountains clearly - there is very little fire still happening.  Snowfall came and it helped a lot. 

Marilyn:  I keep trying different bread recipes and they are getting better.  When we lived in the countryside, I made bread often.  Where in California? 

Janet:  sorry you are having problems getting in here.  It has to be hard to function when the whole family family has the virus.  Here, Denver is extremely high in numbers so they are shutting down restaurants and bars early.  I guess this is very near the tops in this nation. 

Good news - the Boy Scouts are taking donations for food - there are a lot of unemployed needy.  I have my bag ready for Saturday morning. 

Wishing I could go to bible study - even a church service in the church.  Thankful that we get the sermon anyway.  We used to pack things for Samaritan's purse - led by Franklin Graham  also sent boxes to our troops overseas.  Not anymore.  I forget what caused all this to stop for the troops.

     

Carol

I am trying the color Navy - Is this better than the purple?

We were listening to the President _ like him or loath him, he has worked on things no other president has touched - this last success is going to save a ton of money on prescription orders. 
The idea is there will be no so-called middle man in our drug system - we will get drugs directly and see lower prices.  About time!

Many thanks for today's verse "O  come, us sing unto the Lord:  let us make a joyful noise......

Carol

Hello everyone!  I hope more check in soon.  We are pretty much in Lock-Down on our own feelings about the virus here.  Because-- the numbers of the affected are so out of control.  Hospitals are flooded with sick ones and all the medical workers are exhausted. 

There is some good news though - now that a serum has been found.  Now to make enough for millions of people.  This is an era that will be written about for years to come.  We are blessed to have our faith and great and good relatives and friends.

Congratulations to Fotobirder on the beautiful bird photo.  Striking blue color - you are so talented and thank you for sharing.

This morning, the local boy scouts picked up bags on everyone's door knobs filled with groceries for pantries.  There are so many unemployed here plus a large amount of people living on the streets.  We have never seen so many in need. 

What is everyone planning for Thanksgiving?  We are going to be alone - looking forward to the family gathering as soon as possible.  I do have a turkey breast to bake - thankful that we can get together over the internet.  Mom would say, "It will be alright." 






JudyB



JudyB

  If everyone were to read one chapter a day of the book of Luke starting on December first, They would have read about the entire life of Christ by Christmas.  What better gift can we give ourselves?


This will be a different Christmas for many. Family and extended family cannot get together, many are alone.  How can we as the Christian family ease the loneliness of others?  Even here on CP there are those among us who struggle with being alone, others with people around them feel lonely as well...

I have an idea.  Can we through private message or on here give our address to enable others to send out Christmas cards?

Here is Mine
Judy Boneschansker
56 Stories Rd.
Powassan ON P0H1Z0


Carol

Judy:  You have an interesting address. I just want to say that I admire your courage and faith for all you have endured these years. 

I wrote a message to self on starting Luke in December.  Already that month is filling up with Don having VA (Veterans) appointments and more.  Don is not feeling well at all - he was ill all night and now all day.  No fever - we ate the same dinner last night and I wondered if it was the cause, apparently not. 

You mentioned being alone.  We have 5 houses in a row next to us with widows and my close friend is widowed (we were close with her husband too).  We all stay here and check on them.

Janet:  You mentioned a close friend - mine is a few houses away.  We can talk for an hour _ I tell her is it because she is so southern.  Just teasing.  She may have to live in a lower altitude - I know this altitude is hard on seniors - Don and myself included. 

JudyB

Taught by Turkeys
Bible in a Year:

Ezekiel 22–23
1 Peter 1
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.


Matthew 6:25–34
Do you know what a group of turkeys is called? It's called a rafter. Why am I writing about turkeys? Because I've just returned from a weekend at a mountain cabin. Each day, I marveled at the train of turkeys parading past our porch.

I'd never turkey-watched before. They scratched fiercely with spectacular talons. Then they hunted and pecked at the ground. Eating, I assume. (Since this was my first turkey-observation time, I wasn't 100 percent positive.) The scrawny scrubs in the area didn't look like they could sustain anything. Yet here were these turkeys, a dozen of them, all of which looked delectably plump.

Watching those well-fed turkeys brought to mind Jesus' words in Matthew 6:26: "Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?" Jesus uses God's provision for seemingly worthless birds to remind us of His care for us. If a bird's life matters, how much more does ours? Jesus then contrasts fretting about our daily needs (vv. 27–31) with a life in which we "seek first his kingdom and his righteousness" (v. 33), one in which we're confident of His rich provision for our needs. Because if God can care for that rafter of wild turkeys, He can certainly look after you and me.

By:  Adam R. Holz


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Jacqueline

November 24, 2020, 10:10:25 AM #69 Last Edit: November 24, 2020, 10:15:12 AM by Jacqueline
Quoting: " worthless birds " i disagree, no life is ever worthless...

Judy, thank you, yes " God On The Mountain " i love the song..
" there is no such thing as an ending, only a place where you leave the story "
~ Muriel Donnelly

Carol

Good day everyone!  We have snow and that is never unexpected when living in high altitude country.  It is a real blessing if some of this lands in the fire areas.  Yesterday, Don was weak and ill all day - he did sleep OK last night and was a tad better.  Thankful prayers.  All the children want an update as soon as he wakes today.

None of the children will be here for Thanksgiving.  But, we have a telephone and give thanks for that special time.   


JudyB


This is such a sad story Mark was killed in the line of work, as a police officer. This is a video of the trip from Toronto to Manitoulin Island, home to his family.  He deserves all our respect, and from what I have read we will see him in heaven!



https://www.baytoday.ca/around-ontario/welcome-home-marc-watch-as-hundreds-of-people-from-to-to-manitoulin-salute-fallen-officer-2904963?fbclid=IwAR3AUXMZRiYqwh3Fo8SKLf5TJpUMQc_UyGC6kkk-OgkCTBRPVyY3VReD9mU


Jacqueline

November 25, 2020, 06:17:10 AM #72 Last Edit: November 25, 2020, 06:47:22 AM by Jacqueline
What an honour, they done him proud...Reminds me on Princess Dianna's police escorting funeral car entourage journey on our UK M1 motorway, i was one of the first to stand on a bridge, an hour or so before it became crowded just to watch her car driving through, underneath, all happened so quick, although some had radios giving out details of where the car was now, where it had just left, where it had now joined, which junction it had now reached...6th September 1997..
" there is no such thing as an ending, only a place where you leave the story "
~ Muriel Donnelly

JudyB

 
I didn't write this - but WOW does it speak to my heart!!!  Worth the read.
Barely the day started and... it's already six in the evening.
Barely arrived on Monday and it's already Friday.
... and the month is already over.
... and the year is almost over.
... and already 40, 50 or 60 years of our lives have passed.
... and we realize that we lost our parents, friends.
and we realize it's too late to go back...
So... Let's try, despite everything, to enjoy the remaining time...
Let's keep looking for activities that we like...
Let's put some color in our grey...
Let's smile at the little things in life that put balm in our hearts.
And despite everything, we must continue to enjoy with serenity this time we have left. Let's try to eliminate the afters...
I'm doing it after...
I'll say after...
I'll think about it after...
We leave everything for later like ′′ after ′′ is ours.
Because what we don't understand is that:
Afterwards, the coffee gets cold...
afterwards, priorities change...
Afterwards, the charm is broken...
afterwards, health passes...
Afterwards, the kids grow up...
Afterwards parents get old...
Afterwards, promises are forgotten...
afterwards, the day becomes the night...
afterwards life ends...
And then it's often too late....
So... Let's leave nothing for later...
Because still waiting see you later, we can lose the best moments,
the best experiences,
best friends,
the best family...
The day is today... The moment is now...
We are no longer at the age where we can afford to postpone what needs to be done right away.
So let's see if you have time to read this message and then share it.
Or maybe you'll leave it for "later"...


Jacqueline

Judy...
...thank you, for everything now going on with my sad-unhappy life, i sure needed that wake-up call...
" there is no such thing as an ending, only a place where you leave the story "
~ Muriel Donnelly

Marilyn

Judy I am so sorry that I can't read what you have written, It is such small print. Would you please start using a larger font like a 3 or 4.

Not much new here, Yesterday and today I don't know what is wrong with me but the tears just keep showing up for no apparent reason. We are going to a friend's house for dinner today, another friend is picking us up at 2:30 to drive us. I don't drive after dark any more except after our usual Friday night diner which is just a short distance from home on a well let street.
"Good people take care of their animals, but even the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel" Prov. 12:10
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Jacqueline

Today at 01:08:31 AM #76 Last Edit: Today at 01:26:58 AM by Jacqueline
Marilyn...
... i have cried tears every day for the last 18 months...the sudden loss of my Richard, found dead by me, my deteriorating  Primary progressive Multiple Sclerosis, and everything i have had to do and still doing in-between...Sorry this is not much help to you...but you are not alone in this crying tearful game of life...and of course we have this Coroner Virus still ongoing, Christmas once again is upon us, and not forgetting your hubby Keith's illness must be taking its toll on you, hence the reason for your tears...or maybe the release of other things building up...crying tears is our body's mechanism of disposing...

" there is no such thing as an ending, only a place where you leave the story "
~ Muriel Donnelly

Jacqueline

Today at 05:31:30 AM #77 Last Edit: Today at 05:35:28 AM by Jacqueline
Marilyn, i took the liberty of copying and pasting Judy B's posting for you, using font 3
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I didn't write this - but WOW does it speak to my heart!!!  Worth the read.
Barely the day started and... it's already six in the evening.
Barely arrived on Monday and it's already Friday.
... and the month is already over.
... and the year is almost over.
... and already 40, 50 or 60 years of our lives have passed.
... and we realize that we lost our parents, friends.
and we realize it's too late to go back...
So... Let's try, despite everything, to enjoy the remaining time...
Let's keep looking for activities that we like...
Let's put some color in our grey...
Let's smile at the little things in life that put balm in our hearts.
And despite everything, we must continue to enjoy with serenity this time we have left. Let's try to eliminate the afters...
I'm doing it after...
I'll say after...
I'll think about it after...
We leave everything for later like ′′ after ′′ is ours.
Because what we don't understand is that:
Afterwards, the coffee gets cold...
afterwards, priorities change...
Afterwards, the charm is broken...
afterwards, health passes...
Afterwards, the kids grow up...
Afterwards parents get old...
Afterwards, promises are forgotten...
afterwards, the day becomes the night...
afterwards life ends...
And then it's often too late....
So... Let's leave nothing for later...
Because still waiting see you later, we can lose the best moments,
the best experiences,
best friends,
the best family...
The day is today... The moment is now...
We are no longer at the age where we can afford to postpone what needs to be done right away.
So let's see if you have time to read this message and then share it.
Or maybe you'll leave it for "later"...
" there is no such thing as an ending, only a place where you leave the story "
~ Muriel Donnelly