Can't believe it's March already ... but it is! The sunshine is beautiful, but belies the fact it is COLD outside. Not that I've been out today, I'm taking my husband's word for it. My day will consist of mopping / vacuuming & dusting ... re-doing cushions for the front porch furniture and whatever else I find to do.
It is SO GOOD to be well enough to do housework! What a blessing to be able to get myself out of bed ... I think of Joni Erickson Tada who's paralyzed, and remember that I was once like that ... how grateful I am to be able to do what I do in any given day. To brush my teeth myself ... to shower & wash my hair ... myself ... to get dressed ... myself ... such blessings we have in so-called 'little' things. None of the above are 'little' to me. The ability to do them attests to the graciousness of our Lord in granting me health and strength to do them.
I went to church Sunday .. the first time I've been there in 4 weeks. Our Pastor is ill and should have been home resting ... we steered clear of each other and from a distance he said "Louise, I'm giving you a hug, okay?" That was fine with me. I'll take long-distance hugs anytime someone is not feeling well. He said it was simply too late on Saturday to call someone to do the sermon on Sunday, so he was there.
I've also been scrap booking for our youngest grand-girl Erica. I am officially caught up with her album and have determined I'll copy pictures to a disk & have them printed rather than print them here at home ... it's too expensive. It's been good that even though I've been in for a few weeks, I've been well enough to work on something I enjoy doing. My Fred asked me recently "when are you finished with a scrap book" ... and I told him you work on them as long as you want to and one day give them to each granddaughter.
Also, I've been doing additional research on some of the more popular 'Christian' speakers and I'm not liking what I'm finding. It seems the more public they are, the more we need to be careful about what they're teaching. Beth Moore, Rick Warren & Joel Osteen come to mind. I may post some of what I've learned about their teachings and you can evaluate them for yourselves.
Had the priests and prophets of old taught as some of these folks do, they would have been 'cut off' ... or killed, in the Old Testament. Their teachings would have been seen for what they were and they would have been stopped. We're not that drastic today and sadly, too few of us investigate what is being taught. We shouldn't have to when someone professes to be a Christian! But we are to be as wise as serpents and harmless as doves, and we need to be people who rightly divide the Word of God and use caution and wisdom and discernment in what we listen to. Not everyone who says "Lord, Lord" have a right relationship with Christ.
I shall close for now & get on with the day's work .. I've been up here typing while the floors dry downstairs, and they should be dry by now.
Blessings to you all,