Wednesday, October 27, 2010

More stuff.........

We had prayer meeting, it was a short but good service. It was good to be there. We have church again this Sunday, as we do every time there is a 5th Sunday. This time though there is another service I may attend instead. Stockholm United Baptist Church is having their 100th anniversary celebration October 31. I was raised in rock throwing distance of the church (right next door). The house I grew up in has been torn down. It was a 6 room house no indoor plumbing at all, a cistern inside the "back porch" which was boxed in and used as the 6th room. It was kind of like our utility room/bathroom etc. Our water bucket was there, my dad shaved there, loaded his shot gun shells there, mom did the laundry there on an old wringer type washer and hung the clothes out to dry rain or shine winter or summer. Been stung many times in the summer bringing in laundry with a wasp or bee hidden inside a fold....ouch! Memories!

Been shot with a bee bee gun on the front porch of that house, been trapped in the outhouse by the same bee bee gun. I remember the time we (my brothers and me) decided to play fire department and burned my doll house. No one told me we'd have problems after the fire was out.

We had funerals for our pets with our neighborhood friends. Timmy would preach the funeral, Tammy and I would sing songs, Greg and Bruce would "amen" Timmy's preaching. Memories!

All these memories just started coming back when I wrote about Stockholm.....didn't intend to ramble on like that.

I love the book of Psalms. I for some reason pulled up my niece's facebook profile and she had a excerpt from Psalms and I really liked what it said. Here it is:
Psalm 71:20-21
Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter,
you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will
again bring me up. You will increase my honor and comfort me once again.
King David said those words after he fell from favor with God after he had the affair with his soldier's wife and got her pregnant then had the soldier killed to hide the pregnancy he married her. But everyone knew. And the child was taken from them as well. King David had a lot of repenting to do to find favor with God again.

Now, while I haven't done those things, I am not where I need to be with God. And that verse along with prayer meeting and knowing the date really came together for me tonight. It is a difficult time right now. I will make it through somehow.

I love you all.

To be continued..........

And while I don't have a date with the preacher's son I do miss Rick and I was so very lucky to have had him in my life!

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