Winter is losing her grip and warmer weather is coming! I’m thinking we can save money on the electric bill, but Rappahannock Electric Cooperative just raised their rates! I’m glad we invested in God’s economy.
When we first moved to King William County 32 years ago, our road was a dirt road and we were zoned agricultural. There even was a pig farm down the road a short ways. We enjoyed the country life, but other people moved in and several new roads have been built off our road. The new people want to bring the city with them. Now we are zoned residential and taxes have gone up. I miss the life we once had. Noisy trucks and pizza deliveries go up and down our road all the time. We even have to wait to get out of the driveway. There is an even longer wait to get onto Rt. 360. I’m sure glad things here are only temporary. Trust in the Lord not in the world’s economics. Who would want to buy or sell here compared to a new heaven and a new earth with Jesus returns!
Badona’s page just turned fishy. I fished for one and a half hours yesterday and caught my first fish. Actually, I caught three, all of them hickory shad. I’m looking forward to Thursday when I can get back to the river!
I recently had to work on my friend’s truck, an Avalanche. Boy, were things tight. The backs of my hands and wrists got skinned up. Johnny got all skinned up, as well. Why do they make vehicles like that? My truck is a lot easier to work on. That is one of the reasons I bought it back in 2003. It’s both a fishing and work truck. I’d rather it be more of a fishing truck than a work truck. Everything on my wife’s car is all tight, too. In order to get to something, you usually have to take out other parts to get to the problem. I remember the time when you could crawl inside under the hood and reach everything. I wonder where all the hand-crank roll-up side windows went? I just keep reminding myself that everything is temporary. Challenges are good; but when a day goes smoothly, it is really appreciated. When Jesus returns, we won’t need automobiles anymore!
Our daughter, her husband, and our granddaughter came over last week. It was the first time for our granddaughter who is two and three quarters years old. As soon as she went around touching and picking up things, we realized that our house was not childproof. We forgot all about it! She didn’t eat much while she was here, but Allison said she ate her food when they got home. She was too busy here to pay attention to food. We played “catch you”, hide and seek, and Badona had a wind-up rabbit toy for her. She really enjoyed jumping on our bed while looking at herself in the mirror. She played with Badona’s collectables: a tea set, a turtle collection, and some pretty rocks. We were able to distract her from the antique marbles. Well, when they left, Badona fell asleep in a chair and I fell asleep on the sofa. I’m glad we used plastic ware and paper plates for supper. We didn’t have the energy to wash dishes. I hope our granddaughter slept well that night. We did!
There is so much sadness and hard times in this world. And on top of that, Jesus said in John 15:18, 19, “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I choose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” Life can be hard, compared to what? It is also an adventure with Jesus. Never give up!
My work shoes are almost worn out, and I’m not going to replace them. I haven’t bought any tools since I retired, and I consider work shoes to be tools. Besides, it’s almost time to put on my slip-on shoes and go fishing! I also am focusing more on the spiritual side of life. As my life is winding down, I need to tell more people about Jesus, our Savior, Lord, and our example. What a life that is planned for those who truly believe in Him, both here and now and also in the future!