Sigh...:) Today was the Perfect Day!

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  1. LadyEagle

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    Saturday....Got up early this morning, wrote checks to pay bills, went to the post office, water company (bill drop box), bank, drug store, grocery store. Put groceries away. Went out & worked in the yard, a perfect sunny, just-the-right temperature, day to clean up leftover winter debris, a pile of leftover leaves, pick up sticks, pick up a couple of pieces of litter, bring the flower boxes and statuary out of storage, clean out the flower beds, cut back the rose bushes.....sigh. Then went to the ice cream stand for an early afternoon treat, and on to the greenhouse, bought some new annuals and perennials, planted those. (sigh) And all the while, the sun was shining & sky was blue. [​IMG]

    All the flowering bushes and trees are in bloom, all the tulips and grape hyacinths, too. The lilies and irises will be blooming before long. That grass seed I planted last fall, took root on the bank and looks glorious already. That groundcover has come back, too, spread and made satellites. The birds and squirrels watched my yard work and seemed excited when I set the bird bath back up, refilled the bird feeder, and hosed down the patio.

    Ah, Spring. It's God's way of telling me all is new each year, all of His creation has been renewed. If all around me is so beautiful and colorful and hopeful, I can only imagine...no, I can't....how Wonderful and Magnificent Heaven will be. [​IMG]

    Then a late afternoon shower and shampoo, a ThermaCare pack on my aching (but happy) back, & supper, those fresh green beans & new potatoes, tomatoes, sweet corn on the cob (from Florida, they said), and rib eye steaks (from the grocery store trip) on the George Foreman grill, with peach tea. How delicious! And now here on the Baptist Board.

    It was a fine day! A Perfect Day. A Wonderful Day indeed! Thank you, Jesus! You are so GOOD! And You have blessed us beyond measure!

    How was your day? I hope it was as wonderful as mine! [​IMG]
     
  2. Sherrie

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    God is good!

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    SheEagle sounds like a lovely day and yes, thank you, my day was good as well. Nothing like getting the chores done so that you can potter in the garden and fit in a trip to the garden centre too. Our nearest garden centre is about 3-4 minutes walk away [​IMG] right now my greenhouse is full to overflowing, just waiting for the weather to warm up a little more then i will have a wonderful planting out session. I have just treated myself to some more seeds :eek: Knautia and Astrantia. Can't wait to sow them, but nowhere to put the seedlings yet when they germinate.lol. Isn't it wonderful to see God's miricles emerging in the gardens at this time of year? [​IMG]
     
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    Oh, yes it is! I love puttering in my garden. Too early here to put in veggies though. Usually people put them in after Memorial Day (around the end of May).

    Spring is my favorite season of them all! [​IMG]

    Once had some bearded iris rhizomes I had dug up when I moved from one home to another. Dug them up in August, stuck them in the frozen ground in December at the new place. Believe it or not, they not only survived (after being in a paper bag wrapped in a plastic bag for 4 months), but they bloomed just as beautiful as ever the next Spring! Amazing, at least to me. [​IMG]
     
  5. Dan Todd

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    Today (Sunday - May 4) was a great day:
    :D We had a great day at church.
    :D Jan and I took a little ride after the morning service and took some photos of 20+ Amish buggies parked in a lawn while they (the Amish) were having church.
    :D The Mets won - hasn't happened much this year so far.
    :D I took a nap in the afternoon.
    :D Heard a good video message by Thomas Ice on the Pre-trib/Pre-mill Rapture at the evening service.

    What could have made it a better day:
    [​IMG] Had we spent time with anyone of our five grandchildren.
    [​IMG] Had the trumpet sounded - and we were in the presence of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

    God bless - and have a good tomorrow - and may Christ soon return.

    Dan Todd
     
  6. LadyEagle

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    Oh, yes, Dan Todd, I agree! [​IMG]

    Sounds like you had a wonderful day. Amish country is great. I enjoy Amish cheese and baked goods! They're great cooks! :D
     
  7. Dan Todd

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    I did have a good day yesterday - and trust that God will give me a good day today, even though its supposed to rain.

    Regarding the Amish:

    On occassion - I'm naughty (I'm a diabetic) and I buy a donut from the Amish for 50 cents ($5.00/dozen). These things are at least six inches in diameter - and are they good.

    Amish craftsmen made our kitchen cabinets - counter tops - and installed them.

    Soon another Amish craftsman and sons - will be building a rough cut storage shed at our home.

    Last summer I watched a 14 year old Amish boy turn logs in lumber on his father's sawmill. His father was not there - yet the lad worked right along. Do you know what his pay for such work is? Room and board till he is 21. At 17 - a boy gets a horse and a carriage to use - probably for courting purposes.

    I've had opportunity to talk with one of the local bishops about salvation by grace through faith. I told him that I had no problem with the Amish lifestyle (though it's not for me) as long as he did not depend upon it for his salvation. That bishop agreed with me.

    I fear that the majority of the Amish are depending upon the Amish lifestyle as their means of salvation - instead of the Amish lifestyle being the results of their salvation. Ephesians 2:8-10 - Salvation is by grace through faith - not of works - however we are saved to work as verse 10 tells us.

    Still looking for that great snatching away!!!! (and I'm not talking about aliens)

    Have a good day -
    In Christ,
    Dan Todd [​IMG]
     
  8. Popeye

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    Sounds like you did some hard labor in your yard. Wish I had the time for that. I miss working in my yard.

    Day in, Day out, it's all good.
     

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