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Verse of the Day

O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:55-57 NLT

Today is expected to be 7° cooler than yesterday.

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The Past Few Days

Friday April 19, 2019

After Brianna and Megan got up, we went down for breakfast. They had time to swim for a couple of hours before we checked out. We got back to their house around noon. Julie, Janna’s sister, came soon after we got back. She was taking Brianna shopping. As I started back up the road, I couldn’t help notice how much further along their spring growth was compared to ours. Leaves were out on the trees and the grass was greener and way higher.

Thursday April 18, 2019

This was the warmest of the last 190 days. We reached 78°, the highest temperature in Clarion since Oct. 10 when we topped out at 83.8°.

I left Clarion at 3 pm and drove to David & Janna’s. We went out to dinner then the girls and I went to the Hyatt hotel where they swam for a little bit. Megan had tried out earlier for cheerleading next year and found out later in the evening that she had made it.

Wednesday April 17, 2019

I finished the mulching but I could use another half load sometime.

Brody got back to school but he started throwing up again in the evening.

Today was Brianna’s 12th birthday.

Tuesday April 16, 2019

Brody missed school again. 

The Penguins won’t be bumping the Pirates off TV any longer this year. They lost their fourth straight in the first round of the playoffs.

Monday April 15, 2019

Brody was home from school sick, throwing up.

I took Jim to and from the cancer center. After I dropped him off, I went up to the second floor to see Mary Stewart. She is still really hurting from her hernia surgery. She was afraid they would be discharging her later in the day. I never heard if she was sent home or not. 


A fire heavily damaged Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.

11 Years Ago Today

I went to the funeral home for Lulu's visitation.

Today's Devotion

Anointing Jesus’ Feet

Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.      John 12:3

Mary seemed drawn to the feet of Jesus. It is not surprising that of all those who followed Jesus, Mary was the one to anoint His feet. The disciples would have their opportunity to show the same love, but pride would prevent them (John 13:12-13). Martha, too, was prone toward acts of service, but she had developed a different kind of relationship with Jesus than Mary had. While Martha had labored on Jesus’ behalf in the kitchen, Mary had joyfully sat at Jesus’ feet and listened to Him teach (Luke 10:38-42). Because Mary had come to know and love Jesus in this way, she was ready to humble herself and offer this poignant expression of love to Him. Such depth and sincerity of love comes only through spending time in close fellowship with Jesus.

The way we express our love for Jesus depends on the kind of relationship we have developed with Him. Our love for Him will not grow unless we spend time with Him, listen to His voice, and experience His love for us. If we find that our love for Jesus has waned or that we struggle to serve Him, it is a clear sign that we must take time to sit at His feet. We may have been involved in Christian activity on His behalf and yet neglected our relationship with Him. After we have spent time in intimate fellowship with our Lord, and after we have heard His voice and received His love, we will be prepared to serve Him, even laying down our life for Him if that is what He asks.



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2019 Monthly Averages

January:    hi 33.4°  avg 25.1° lo 16.7°
February:  hi 40.2°  avg 31.4° lo 22.5°
March:       hi 44.9°  avg 35.5° lo 26.0°

April:         hi 61.6°  avg 50.9°  lo 40.2°

Today should be the warmest of the next 2 days.

Yesterday: rain, 17° above normal. It was the coolest of the past 2 days.

​The high today should be 65° at 1:30p and the low should be 49° at 11:59p.

So far, April is much warmer than normal and it is slightly wetter than normal.

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