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Today is Tuesday July 16

This is the 197th day of 2019

There are 168 days left in the year. 

We are 54% through 2019.

This is the 29th week of the year

Verse of the Day

For the entire fullness of God’s nature dwells bodily in Christ, and you have been filled by him, who is the head over every ruler and authority.

Colossians 2:9-10 CSB

Today is expected to be 6° hotter than yesterday.

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July 16, 2019 at 7:26 am EDT

The Past Few Days

Monday July 15, 2019


Sunday evening, after baseball practice, Brody was playing kickball. He swung really hard with his leg and whiffed, hurting his leg. Today, he was in bad pain. Jared took him to the ER. They thought he had detached a ligament from his hip. Next, Jared took him down to Pittsburgh, to Children’s Hospital. It turns out the problem is not with a ligament, rather, he fractured his femur, the longest and strongest bone in the body. The last I heard tonight was that he was getting morphine for the pain and he would need to be off of it for several weeks. I don’t know if he got home or if they kept him overnight.  

Sunday July 14, 2019


This evening we had a carnival at church to kickoff this week’s VBS which starts on Monday. The street was closed and several things were setup down in our parking lot. The carnival was open to the community. There was no charge for anything. We had hotdogs, popcorn, cotton candy, face-painting and several inflatable rides. Many showed up. And, we had lots of people from the church who came out to help setup and to run things. I spent a couple of hours getting kids on and off one of the inflatables. The weather was spectacular. It turned out to be quite an evening.

Saturday July 13, 2019


I couldn’t get Danny up today, so he missed the Y for the first time in several days.

Frank and Lue drove back home from Virginia.

Friday July 12, 2019


Friday July 12, 2019

Since Frank and Lue are away, I picked up Danny at 9 am to go to the Y. 

I got the rest of my trees and pushes wheeled around back but they were too wet to burn. 

Thursday July 11, 2019


Frank and Lue left for a wedding in Virginia. Lori (Myers, Songer) Wagner’s son is getting married.


Missy learned that she needs her gallbladder out as soon as possible. She called her Crohn's's' doctor to see if she should have it done at Presby. They said yes, and it seems she may have it done down there on July 22, a day before her birthday.

Wednesday July 10, 2019


I had my six-month checkup with Dr. Brooks. Everything was fine. I told him that I have been having a lot of pain in my left foot. He told me that it could be a stress fracture. If so, I would need to wear a boot for several days. If not, he suggested wrapping it after soaking in epsom salt. He showed me some exercises to try. The exercises helped right away. I left his office and got the x-rays. They showed nothing broken nor any other problem.

After prayer meeting, I went out to the Little League Field to watch the 10 and under championship game. Clarion blew Oil City away. Brody played left field and made two very good running catches. Clarion will play in the Section 1 tournament next week in Brookville.

1 Year Ago Today

We had a day of catching up, staying in Pagosa Springs the entire day.  Lue and Danny played miniature golf.

5 years ago today

The occupational therapist and the physical therapist both discharged Sherri today. It is not that they are not needed anymore; it's that she has not made any progress under their care.  Becky, Jody, Gary, and Karen all visited today.  

50 years ago today

At 9:32 a.m. EDT, Apollo 11, the first U.S. lunar landing mission, is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on a historic journey to the surface of the moon. 

Today's Devotion

God Honors Those Who Honor Him

For those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise Me shall be lightly esteemed.      1 Samuel 2:30b

One of the many truths of the kingdom of God is that if we will honor God, He will honor us. If, however, we dare to treat Him disrespectfully, we will also be treated as least in His kingdom. The initiative rests with us. Our response to God determines His response to us.

Eli had been the priest of Israel for many years, and he knew the standards for righteous living that God required. Yet Eli faced a dilemma, for his sons were living in direct opposition to God. As their father, Eli had to decide whom he would honor. He could not defer to his immoral and ungodly sons and also exalt the God he served. By default, Eli chose to honor his sons, for he did not insist that their behavior conform to God’s standards. Eli would have pleaded that he still loved God but that he simply could not bring honor to God with his family. Yet God viewed Eli’s behavior differently (1 Sam. 3:13-14). Eli revealed his own heart when he failed to honor God before the people of Israel by the way he dealt with his sons. This is why God punished Eli and his sons severely (1 Sam. 4:17-18).

God is not pleased if you praise Him at church but not at your workplace. It is not acceptable for you to revere God when you are with other Christians but not in your school or neighborhood. He expects you to honor Him completely, with your words, with your actions, with your life. If you honor Him, He will honor you.



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Lots of rain tomorrow - Hot and oppressive humidity this weekend

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Daylight Today: 15 hr 55 min


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