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6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,
10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.

11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.
12 And when ye come into an house, salute it.
13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.

14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.
15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;
18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.
20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.

21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.

24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.
25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?
26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.

27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.

30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

To Do Or Not To Do

Over a year ago I had a quilt all done except the binding. I need to find some more binding and finish that quilt. As some people know I’ve had a Wix site for several previous years. Here is a link to my quilt project in case anyone would like to view that.

Besides the quilt, I’ve been thinking about watching and following a Bob Ross painting video. I believe have everything I need to do the job it just needs set up. I haven’t really painted much and when I first began painting Bob Ross was probably in Alaska just learning to paint as well. My children used to watch his show every Saturday afternoon. It’s just fascinating how he takes a flat surface and turns it into a work of art. Not to mention his wonderful personality, and Peapod the Pocket Squirrel.

I’ve wanted to call my Merle Norman store and find out if they can mail an order to me. They have done that in the past. And perhaps contact a piano tuner to work on tuning and repairing our piano. I do have a list of things besides working to get my book published by June first. It’s count down time for that as well.


This morning after Worship Services were over several of the children were outside playing. Suddenly, our youngest granddaughter is heard wailing, and as the old-timers called it ‘pitching a fit’. I looked at my daughter and I said, “I don’t know where she got her temper, I still have all of mine.”

Of course, we laughed…people with tempers can be legendary. Not that I would claim legendary status, but a temper can make a person look courageous or more often than not, look like an idiot. My daughter went through the fit scene with her oldest child in the early years, and asked me, “Mom, do you think we ever look like that to God?” “Yes, I do, child,” I said with a smile.

That’s when my sister’s words come back to me. ‘I remember my mother, and I come down off of my high horse real fast.’ Children are a link to the past and the future. They are also a glimpse from us as child into the mind of God.

(Genesis 44:33)  “Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy servant abide instead of the lad a bondman to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren.
(Gen 44:34)  For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with me? lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come on my father.”