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Monday, April 3, 2017

Time Flies!

Today is the 44th Anniversary of the tornadoes that caused havoc for everyone in the mid-Western states, including Kentucky, where we lived, and Ohio right across the river from us, which Tim and I would move to several years later.  It was a scary day!  It is hard to believe it was that long ago.  And yet sometimes it seems like it was just yesterday!  Life is like that, isn't it?  Times flies!  My dad always said the older you get the faster it flies.  I'm believing it!

We can't get everything done in a day like we would like to, because we run out of time.  There are only 24 hours in a day for us!  But, God will get everything done that is on His to-do list.  He won't run out of time.  We may not get everything done that we plan on, but He will.  And, time as we know it WILL run out eventually, because everyone has an appointed day that will be the end of their time on earth.

Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die;

None of us knows the day or the hour we will die.  That is why today is the day of salvation (2 Corinthians 6:2)!  Don't put off acknowledging you are a sinner in need of a Savior!  Romans 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.  

Be "Ready to Leave" in the twinkling of an eye!
Some folks are building hopes down here and planning ahead
So busy with their fortunes, they forget what Jesus said
About the wars and earthquakes and the fig tree's budding leaves.
But there's a group of people getting ready to leave!

Ready to leave in the twinkling of an eye,
Making investments in the bank up in the sky!
I've made preparations - not a reason to grieve.
Are YOU in that number getting ready to leave?

Sinner, what's the reason for your needless delay?
While you're hesitating Christ could come just any day!
Heed the Spirit's calling, make your way to Calvary,
And get in that number getting ready to leave!

Here's some photos from the day:

All the ingredients for my meat loaf I made for supper.

Sauteing the onion, garlic and thyme in olive oil. 

Yes, this recipe calls for a little bit of carrot.  However, when I opened the bag, the carrots were slimy!  I had a feeling they would not be good because, as you can see in the photo, the bad  had  "air" in it.....probably caused from the decaying process.  And, can I just say that this Salad Shooter we bought in 2002 has been the BEST kitchen appliance!

All of the quick oats I have are in packets for breakfast, so I shook the maple brown sugar out of them so I could use them in the meat loaf.  But I could still taste it.  But, it was not enough to ruin the meat loaf.

Mixing in all of the other ingredients:  oats, milk, red and green pepper, the sauted onion and garlic, ketchup, Dijon mustard, egg, parsley.

Cook for 45-60 minutes on 350.  It is very flavorful.

I "spied" Lori walking down her drive way to come over so I could take her to run errands (I was outside working on the bird bath)

We had rain most of the day, but just before sunset, it cleared out.

I moved the bird bath and set it up higher.  I plan to plant some flowers in the blocks.

Well, after supper tonight, I went out to do some bird-watching from the car port.  It was raining pretty steadily.  I took HUNDREDS of pictures, but since they are basically the same as every other day, I decided to keep it short.  Even with it raining, the birds were very active!
This is my favorite photo of the day.  A beautiful blue bird sitting on the clothes line pole, out in the rain.  Doesn't seem to mind one bit!

I put the suet cake in the black mesh I finally found.  And, I found out who has been eating it!  A tufted titmouse.

Bill and Hillary are back.

OK, that's it for the day!  See you tomorrow!