Sunday Thoughts – 2/28

Good thing this is not a Leap Year. Not sure I would want another day in February.

This month has been extremely busy for me – work, family, sick, work, family, sick. You get the idea. Oh, and that groundhog. How he plagues me. Would some one but rid me that marmot….

I would pay. Seriously. A lot.

I have a few posts this week, mainly dealing with hell. Plus, I intend on posting reviews on several books, namely the NLT Life Recovery Bible and The Voice New Testament. Plus, I have a few more hopeful things going on.

As you may know, Jeremy has posted this month’s biblioblog rankings. I want to thank each of you, my dear readers, who read this blog, interact and yes, even the ‘lurkers’. Not sure I would use that term, but others do. Frankly, they keep me on my toes. I have learned a great deal from my time here, from my interactions, even the brief ones. For me, blogging has helped me to temper a few things and has served me in ways which I cannot express. So, thank you again for all that you do for me.

I have a cold. I would much rather a fever than a cold. See, a fever I get, I sleep off, and I recover rather easily. A cold I have to put up with for a long time. I figure I have about 3 more days of being miserable. Now, when I am miserable, I will make sure everyone else knows about it. I blame the groundhog.

Reading from the NLT Mosaic this morning, one of the suggested readings was Psalm 121. I reckon that one of the things that interests me about the Mosaic is that it makes me read a bit more of the New Living Translation.

I look up to the mountains– does my help come from there?
My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth!
He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber.
Indeed, he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps.
The LORD himself watches over you! The LORD stands beside you as your protective shade.
The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night.
The LORD keeps you from all harm and watches over your life.
The LORD keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever. A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem. A psalm of David. (Psa 121:1-8 NLT)

Yes, I know that some of you may have your problems with the NLT, but I rather enjoy it. I find that both my children and my wife and I enjoy it and can use it.

We had our monthly celebration of Communion this morning, with my wife administering it. I’m focusing on the Eucharist as a symbol of community, telling my children to think ‘communion+unity=community.’ I reckon I’ll see if that lasts.

Here is a favorite song of mine – I know, not exactly the best of ‘Southern Gospel.’

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