Since I overlooked posting a Thankful comment yesterday November 02, 2019 I will share two thanks today.
Yesterday was Youth Deer season, and our next to youngest grandson, Eli, got his first deer, so for that I am thankful. Thankful for that big smile his mother caught on camera as he knelt beside his first at the age of 11. Thankful that he is enjoying the blessings of God’s creation, and His blessings.
For today I am thankful for this everyday, and most every moment of the day; and that is for God’s grace and mercy by which all can be saved from sin and the wrath of sin through Jesus Christ. I am thankful for the Church where I preach; and that they all have come under that grace through faith in Him.
Thankful from the banks of Flat Creek,
…About having an inside thermometer for the outside is that you notice how hot it is outside. I guess in the Winter you notice how cold it is; but to some “Cold” sounds pretty good right now. I looked a moment ago, and the temp here at our house on Flat Creek, South of Jenkins, MO is 108 degrees.
I told Madge [my wife] just a while ago that I think this has got to be the hottest spot in the State of Missouri. I do not know of anyone around who is ever as hot as we get. Hey though. I really do not mind the heat, as long as I can get cool.
I water the trees and flowers early of the morning just before, or as the sun is rising over the hill in the East. It is warm at that time, and I usually come in the house rolling with sweat. It tickles me blue to be able to do those things. For a few mornings I have taken my new truck, gone to the gravel, shoveled what I would approximate to be about 1000 pounds of gravel into my truck and hauled it to the house; or as I did yesterday; up the road and filled some holes in the road; hopefully for a better ride down the road. I did that before the heat got too much for me to bear.
It is great to be able to go outdoors, enjoy the weather. One bad thing about this time of year is for those fellows and gals who must work out in it. My heart and prayers go out to you. I say to you drink plenty of water and juices; without alcohol or caffeine; or it could dehydrate you.
One bad thing is that Winter is on the way. On second thought; would that be so bad; at least right now?
For over a year now we have had manufactured steps at our front door with no porch. Of course we still have some of those steps at our two back accesses to the house; one at our laundry door, and one at our patio door. No! We do not have a rear deck built yet; but it is in the plans.
We are only endeavoring to do these builds without adding more to our debt.
The front porch is now built and paid for; the only part of the house that is paid for. It is great and we offer our praise to the Creator who has blessed us with the means to receive it and to care for it.
It will be great to have the porch to set in our outdoor chairs on the days of nice weather; to watch, listen and learn from God the things He has made in creation.
On the banks of Flat Creek, and it is still rolling right along.
For some reason I love the sound of rolling, rumbling thunder. As i write this morning that is the sound I hear outdoors. I don’t know all the scientific, meteorological terminology, but I love the sound. It’s a reminder that there is a power bigger than myself; and He is GOD. He is Christ Jesus the one who sustains, and holds all things together.
Thank the LORD for the rain. He is the Blesser, and Blessing of this planet, and the whole of the Universe.
It almost seems that since we started getting this rain; you can sit down and watch the grass grow before your eyes. Creation loves the blessings of our Creator. Let’s love the Creator who has blessed us far above that which we deserve.
Watching the grass green up and grow on the banks of Flat Creek.
Well! At our house yesterday it got up to 112. At my parents house just up the road it was 114. At some of our church members homes it was 109, 107, 103. Is it too hot? I like the heat, but a person can only take so much before she/he begins to perish.
When I got up this morning around 4:30 the outdoor temp was 83. Now that is not much of a promise for a cooler day. Right now as I am writing the wind is blowing; maybe it’s blowing in some cooler air – I just looked at the outdoor temp and it has dropped to a dramatic 82 degrees.
It does appear that a front is moving in; and we are on the edge of it right now at 5:38 a.m. I just stepped outside for a bit, and the wind felt so refreshing, looked up and saw the clouds through the darkness. It could get cooler with some rain coming in – when it comes in.
Looking forward to some good rain. Still thankful for the heat along the banks of Flat Creek. Come Winter many of those complaining about the heat will be complaining about the cold