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      Psalms 119:1-8                                         Sep. 5 - Oct. 2, 2019
      1 ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
      2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
      3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
      4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
      5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
      6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
      7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
      8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
      The following verse stood out to me...
      5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
      At first glance it seemed to me this person’s soul is poured out with intense desire to have God’s direction in keeping His Word.
      I made a small wood fire in our backyard for my granddaughter, Julia, since she would be staying overnight with us. My wife and Julia stayed outside at the fire for about half an hour. Then, I found myself alone to watch the fire die out on a particularly lovely evening. So I took my verse from above and began to repeat it for memorization. As I repeated the verse, I tried to contemplate the words and apply them to what I was seeing around me. 
      The moon and stars were out now peering through the scattered clouds above.
      [Genesis 1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. Genesis 1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, Genesis 1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.]
      Thought 1         
      The moon has stayed his course since the day God created him, also the stars, obeying the statutes directed by God from the first day they were created. Can you imagine God’s direction to the Moon and stars, “moon you will have a path through the sky above the earth, stars you will occupy the firmament above the moon and be clearly visible in the cloudless night sky.”
      Then, the trees, grass, even the air we breathe obey the statues God gave them from the beginning. None of these creations have souls, none have hearts, none have intelligence, but they all observe God’s statutes, His instructions for their limited time on earth.
      Thought 2
      What if we were like the moon, stars, trees, grass, or the other creations which have no soul? We would be directed to keep God’s statutes without choosing to keep them. This is not the image of God, there would be no dominion over other creatures, or over the earth. We would not be capable of experiencing the joy and peace of learning the love of God
      Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
      Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
      Thought 3 (October 2, 2019)
      Is the psalmist pleading God to force God’s statutes to become the man’s ways? No, he is speaking of his own failure in keeping God’s statutes and his desire to keep them, very much like Paul in Romans 7:14-25.
      God doesn’t work through force to turn men from their ways that they would desire His statutes or desire God Himself. Men must reject (repent) put aside his own ways and voluntarily seek God and His statutes.

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I know y'all know this, I've seen it many times, where a person in the nursing home says my family never comes to see them even thought they do.

Not that far back that is what an elderly lady told me, what the prOBlem was she did not remember from one day to the next who had been to visit her, yet it seemed she could remember things that happened years ago as if they only happened yesterday.

But its also true, some do not, and that's sad.

amblivion, not only did the low air in your tires hurt your gas mileage, it will cause your tires to wear out faster. But I understand, that's something that's easy to forget about.

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when I get asthma, it doesn't kill me, but it'll last over a week or two, sometimes it won't go away until I treat it. It's more miserable feeling than it is emergency feeling.

I am so busy cleaning today. Sometimes I wished I didn't have such a huge house. I have a two dens and a living and a dining room... and have family coming in. I rather if one of the den was a bedroom but it have a HUGE 63 inches window so it doesn't look right for a bedroom (it also have two doors which one lead to the kitchen and the other lead to the hallway to the bedrooms). The second den has a fireplace which we use sometimes.

I still got a lot more sweeping, mopping, dusting , and organizing to go but I think I can finish it up in the morning and go ahead do the laundry tonight.

you know, I usually get asthma while cleaning but ever since I change furniture polish to Endust hypoallergenic and use steam mop and such, I don't get them like I used to.



Now, I forgot why I came to Online Baptist in the first place. I was going to post something and I can't remember what. Oh well.

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when I get asthma, it doesn't kill me, but it'll last over a week or two, sometimes it won't go away until I treat it. It's more miserable feeling than it is emergency feeling.

I am so busy cleaning today. Sometimes I wished I didn't have such a huge house. I have a two dens and a living and a dining room... and have family coming in. I rather if one of the den was a bedroom but it have a HUGE 63 inches window so it doesn't look right for a bedroom (it also have two doors which one lead to the kitchen and the other lead to the hallway to the bedrooms). The second den has a fireplace which we use sometimes.

I still got a lot more sweeping, mopping, dusting , and organizing to go but I think I can finish it up in the morning and go ahead do the laundry tonight.

you know, I usually get asthma while cleaning but ever since I change furniture polish to Endust hypoallergenic and use steam mop and such, I don't get them like I used to.



Now, I forgot why I came to Online Baptist in the first place. I was going to post something and I can't remember what. Oh well.


I do that too! My forgetter is working very good, perhaps to good, and it seems to be improving. :coolsmiley:
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Yes, its scary, and gives you that helpless feeling.

I get sneezing attacks at times, when it gets started seems I will never stop, and it happens at so many different times and places I had no idea what starts it. But when it 1st starts I can feel a tickle feeling in my nose, them quickly it comes on. Sometime lasting 4 to 5 minutes.

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Our Christmas present has been the new widows and covering the upper part of our house with vinyl siding, 3 new doors, and a White 2010 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 4X4 V6.

Cell phone, the next one I get will be my 1st, I'm not completely connected.


Merry Christmas

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No picture of it yet, but it looks much like this one.

Ours is white, our grille looks to have a different color. Something about white, nearly ever one we've ever had has been white. To us they seem much easier to keep clean and do not show dust near as bad.

1st foreign made vehicle we have had since back in the late 70's we bought a VW Beetle for me to drive back and forth to work.

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OHHHH! That truck looks really nice Jerry#. Did anyone else get a weird PM (rather a scam) from a lady supposedly over seas and her husband died and she is donating money? I guess people actually fall for those scams.


A long time back I use to get emails from a woman overseas who said her dead husband had much money and she would like to share it with me, I always deleted it.
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