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April 5 – Stayin’ Alive

Getting through today was an accomplishment. Some days the devotional thoughts seem to type themselves. Today was a struggle. I finally thought of something my wife said and had an idea to begin working with. A few Sundays ago, my wife had to miss church to travel to a conference. I wished her safe travels. She came back and wished me dangerous worship. I loved that idea. That thought came to mind as I was reading the Bible passage for about the fifth time seeking inspiration. Then, I had to hurry so I could get to my tutoring assignment on time. I started off running about 5 minutes late and ended up running about 15 minutes late. Came home for a touch of lunch about 3:00 (Tutoring runs across comfortable lunch hour.) Then, I sat down to plan meals for the rest of the week. I couldn’t think of anything. I stared at the computer. I finally gave up and played more Splatoon (see last night’s post). The title of this post is from a joke that my daughter and I share when she’s playing one of the scenarios. After a certain time, the most important part is staying alive. When she gets to that point, I tell her she needs to Bee Gee it. (If you’re a bit young, they have a song entitled “Stayin’ Alive.”) After dinner, which we ate out, we came home and I did my editing and then started writing this. I’m going back to editing my March and April Devotional book which got skipped due to technical difficulties around the time I needed to get it done.

Today’s Devotional (567 Words) – April 5 – Dangerous Worship Leads to Living Dangerously

Reading: Non-Fiction tonight – God Dreams – continuing.

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April 4 – Finished

I got my devotional finished fairly early today – 514 words. I got some walking in early. Today was cold for April in South Texas…lower 60’s and wind…it’s a wet cold. Then, I mixed editing time and housework and finished the final 6 days worth of the May/June devotional book. I’m going to let it sit a day while I work on some other editing projects, then format it for paperback and eBook status. I got official news that my short story has been accepted for the local author anthology….a very patient editor/publisher. When I finished the editing….I took care of the dog. (Which is our way of saying, I didn’t do anything.) I did begin the process of learning to play Splatoon 2. I am not a gamer….just sayin’. My daughter enjoys laughing at me. Church tonight touched on one of the devotionals I had edited earlier today – different Scripture passage, but the same idea. Overall, it’s been a good day.

Today’s devotional: April 4 – Understanding Begins With God

Fiction reading today: Someday I’ll be Redeemed: Chronicles of Lorrek by Kelly Blanchard. Fantasy is not my preferred genre, but I’m enjoying this book.

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April 1 – Celebrating the Resurrection!

Today was Resurrection Sunday. We probably slept ten minutes later than we should have, but I still got my devotional of 513 words written before I left for church. That makes the afternoon go a little bit smoother. One of the problems of doing a Bible reading plan that takes you through the Bible in a year is that Bible passages don’t always match up with what’s happening on the church calendar. We had to be at church early today because I was working the screens and Lucy, my wife, was taking part in a reading of the Apostle’s Creed and they wanted to rehearse the reading. We didn’t get there til about 8:00, but I had done some of the screen work on Wednesday night, so there was a lot less to do, although it would have been nice if I’da checked the wording on one specific song. Just sayin’.

We got home from church, ate, and it was practically time to go do my Nursing Home Bible study. A couple of weeks ago I discovered that one of the men who shows up at the Bible Study is the father of one of my former co-workers. After that, I was able to relax, catch up on a few things I wanted to do. After supper I finally began editing and made my regular progress with editing of 6 days worth of devotionals. After that, I got a little cleaning done. Now, I’m ready for bed. Tomorrow will be a long day!

Today’s devotional: April 1 – Jesus Taught It, Did It, and Expects Me to Do It

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March 31 – Ending the Month Strong

Today was a nice, carefree day. I had no responsibilities, nor did my wife, so we slept late, not waking up til just before 8. Then coffee and a late breakfast after finishing devotionals. My wife writes a much shorter one, posted only on Facebook. Mine was 514 words long. After breakfast we ran errands. I love having that time together with my wife! I began editing after we got back home and spent a couple hours editing. I did six days worth, some of them had some areas that needed extensive editing, just saying, and then did some work around the house…the kind that I was supposed to be doing in retirement. I do have a lot of editing to do, so I may need to spend a lot more time editing in April and May.

Today’s Devotonal – 514 words: March 31 – What You Can Expect As a Follower of Christ

I should point out that a friend is doing a special promotional deal to help us go to Rwanda. If you go to Driftwood Coffee Company and make any purchase, they will give a portion of the proceeds to us in support of our work in Rwanda. They have great coffee – we’ve been buying from them since the beginning of their company, and the owners are amazing people. They ship anywhere in the country. They use a direct trade approach so they get to know the farmers they purchase from. Check them out!

If you don’t know about our upcoming Rwanda trip, The post is located here.

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March 30 – Moving Ahead of the Game

I began the day with my devotional – 517 words. It took me awhile to get it written. Then, I took some time to visit a bunch of your blogs in between times of taking care of our dog. When my wife came home from work, we ran some errands and spent some time together. After we got back home, I began editing hoping to get 4 days worth of devotionals done. I got a couple of days done, then took care of supper. I keep trying new things. Some work, some don’t. Tonight I made kabobs that were fair. We may try them again. Then, the Cubs came on and I edited during the breaks between innings. It turned out to be a 17 inning game and I ended the day with 6 days of devotionals edited. Tomorrow, I should begin editing the June devotionals. I hope to have them finished by April 8.

Starting Monday, I’ll include information about what I’m reading as well.

Today’s devotional – 517 words: March 30 – Grace In The Shadow Of The Cross

How are things going for you?