10:30 p.m….In the morning, I am going with Rachael to a funeral. The husband of a girl she works with, died of cancer yesterday. The sad part is that this man did not have anything to do with Christianity until right before he died. His wife asked her co-workers one day if they believed in God. They told her yes. We have doubt that he ever was saved. I believe he was only 35, and they have 2 sons. We are meeting one of the other girls she works with, and she will ride with us.
Matt 10:30…”And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” (That’s a link.)
Connie’s question yesterday was “What’s the oldest thing you own?” Lots of people said their Bibles that they got when they were young, or pictures of them when they were kids. I liked Renee’s answer….a piano that had been in the family for generations.
I can’t imagine not having anything older than things from your childhood. While I’m tempted to say the oldest thing I own is my husband, I don’t own him (can’t even train him )
I collect antiques. I have no idea how old some of them are. I have one table that belonged to my great-great-grandfather, and traveled by covered wagon from Tennessee to Texas in 1873.
But I guess some of the neatest old things I have are the buttons off my great-great-grandfather’s Civil War uniform. He joined just before he turned 15, which was too young. He had to cross into North Carolina to join, since everybody in his town of Greeneville, Tennessee knew his age or could easily find out. He was captured in his first battle, and remained in a prison camp till the end of the war.
I have tried to get Bethany to post about the events at her store on Friday afternoon, but she said she didn’t want to type it all. Three people, 2 guys and one pregnant woman, tried to shoplift a ton of stuff from Walmart. Baskets full. They got stopped, but it got ugly. One of the guys got a face full of concrete, compliments of Jonathan. There was much kicking and screaming of obscenities. And the woman tried to act like she wasn’t part of it.
If you are Christian and have not seen the video in my last post, you should watch it.