February 25. Went to bed before 9:00 last night. Had a terrible headache during the night, which finally died down early this afternoon. Praise the Lord for some relief from that. Haven’t felt so chilled today, but still not feeling well. Went back to bed this morning after being up a couple hours. Daddy went out shopping while I was sleeping. I didn’t even hear him go out.
My brain was too foggy to do much on the computer this morning after I got up so just did some crocheting. Also did the dishes.
Had another long nap this afternoon. Afterward, I tried to find pictures for the marriage booklet. The CD drive was giving me some problems. Finally got the GRN CD to work and copied those files onto a flash drive in case the CD drive goes bad all together. Looked through the old files that were on the flash drive and deleted quite a few of them.
“1Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 2Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.” I John 3:1-3
February 26, 2016. Was feeling a little bit better today, but still pretty wiped out. Went back to bed around 9:00 for another couple-hour nap. Later I wrote out a ministry overview for Connie to put on our [new] blog.*
Had another nap in the afternoon, and then did the dishes.
Christy and Connie came later in the afternoon; and around 5:15, we left for Gastonia and the Rices’ house. Stopped at Ingles in KM and got a pot of lavender-colored tulips to take to them. It was a little after 6:00 when we arrived, but we had gotten into traffic just before exit 20 where we were to get off. Then we went past the house because we couldn’t find any numbers. We pulled into the driveway and around the back, and Connie sent Dawn a text to see if we were at the right place. We were, and she told us to come around to the red door in front.
The Rices have two small dogs, a cat, and a cockatiel. The children were in the kitchen helping to get things ready for supper. One of their sons was making the dough for individual pizzas; and as the dough was ready, we each put together our own pizza, adding the toppings we wanted. Then they finished baking them. While we were waiting for the pizzas to get done, we chatted, and we munched on corn chips with hummus or spinach dip.
Their eldest was off working at Chik-Fil-A and wouldn’t be home until late. Kevin was late getting home and had had somewhat of a hard day. We enjoyed the time of fellowship together. After eating, we sang a couple hymns; and Kevin read some verses from John 10, shared some thoughts and experiences, and prayed.
It was around 9:00 when we left. Seemed like the evening went too quickly, and we hadn’t had enough time to fellowship. I was thankful to get home, however, as, by that time, I had a terrible earache, and my throat was pretty sore.
“14And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 15And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him…. 18We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. 19And we knowthat we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. 20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. 21Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.” I John 5:14-21 Praise God, we can know!
*Will start Mom and Dad’s new blog soon after they return from their trip to Virginia.