January 27. After breakfast and quiet time, there was laundry to do. When that was done, we went out house hunting and furniture hunting. Looked at one house on Willow Street uptown. It was in pretty bad shape and smelled bad too.
From there we went to Laughlin Furniture and looked around a long time. It is a huge place.
Headed to the other end of Lafayette and passed J & D Furniture which had a sale sign in the windown so stopped in there to see what they had. The owner (?) came up to Daddy, shook his hand, and said “I know Jesus loves me too.” (Daddy had on his hat with the logo “I know Jesus loves me.”) We looked all around in there, but things were very expensive even with the sales.
Next stop was at Badcocks. They had nice household things and good sales. Praise the Lord, they also had a chair that I can use at church -- a folding patio chair that seemed quite comfortable when I tried it out. Betsy called it a zero gravity chair. We bought that and looked around at everything else.
Before coming back home, we made a stop at Fred’s and got some plastic forks.
In the afternoon, I put some graphics in the Love, Mercy, Grace booklet; and I believe that is now ready for printing. All we need is a house, a place to put a printer, and a printer to do the work. Will work on some other things while we are waiting.
Christy and Connie came here and rode to church with us. The folding chair was very comfortable. It was cold, however, so I want to get a soft, flat cushion to put on the seat. A young Ambassador student named Evelyn played a beautiful offertory (an arrangement of Sweet Hour of Prayer). There was a video presentation from the Bonikowskys (missionaries to Spain) plus other prayer requests and time to pray. Thus Pastor Ogle’s message was a bit shorter this evening. It was a good message, however, from Genesis 29, showing again how we reap what we sow.
We are thankful for all the people who have said they are praying for us to find a nice house. We continue to wait and watch and seek and pray.
There was a package from my sister. She had taken our anniversary picture that Connie put on our blog and printed and framed it. That was a pretty special surprise.
Went by SC to get gas on the way home.
“3We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth; 4So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure: 5Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer….” II Thessalonians 1:3-5