Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Spectacular Seas

Spectacular seas this afternoon, with a wonderful background of roaring waves. The day started off sunny, though windy - as I drove to visit Maggie.  Her daughter was there and we sorted out the matter of the calendars. Then after I got back and made lunch - leek and potato soup - the 2016 calendars arrived. They look lovely and I hope everyone will like them.

I feel so tired - and fell asleep after lunch and had some strange and vivid dreams.

Yesterday was very busy. I was out with my siblings all morning on the preaching work - had two nice calls.  But I must must must get on with my route calls and returns. Being ill last month did not help. One of the items in the Ministry School tomorrow night is about following up on interest found, and I know I am going to be sitting there feeling very guilty.

Then yesterday afternoon was spent making up all the Membership Packages.  The paperwork arrived on Monday, and I spent Monday doing it.  Butterfly HQ has had another membership drive - wonderful for all, except the poor beleaguered Membership Secretaries.

Anyway, Captain Butterfly nobly took them all the Post Office in a wheelie suitcase while I was with Maggie, so its done and dusted.

Got the first of the Christmas letters this morning - from an old friend from Uni days. She and her husband really seem to be enjoying their retirement.

The world situation...  people on both sides of the Christendom/Islam divide adding fuel to the fire...   yet the advice in Psalm 37 is perfect.   It tells us how "the world" is going to make us feel, it tells us how to react in the face of it all - howto stay on the "the narrow road" that leads to life, to keep calm and try to do good to all - and, above all, it assures us that a rescue is on the way - so close at hand now.

(Psalm 37:7-11) "Keep silent before Jehovah And wait expectantly for him. Do not be upset by the man who succeeds in carrying out his schemes.   Let go of anger and abandon rage; Do not become upset and turn to doing evil.   For evil men will be done away with, But those hoping in Jehovah will possess the earth.  Just a little while longer, and the wicked will be no more; You will look at where they were, And they will not be there.  But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace."

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