Rev. Hagee was out of town or something this morning and someone different was on. We weren't getting good reception, so we looked up our preacher on line, Duane Sheriff. Did you ever hear a sermon that left you totally baffeled? I have heard several in my life, but this one was a doozy. He was preaching about people who have no relationship with their kids and lose friends and family and nobody likes them because they are always preaching to them. Well, that's me in a nutshell -- at least, with my kids. He talked about the Sabbath and why the 7th Day people are incorrect in their beliefs and quoted scripture for that. Jerry and I struggle with that one a lot because his Mother is strict 7th Day, and she is quite sure we are going to Hell because we go to church on Sunday and we eat Pork. (No offense meant toward the wonderful 7th Day people. I know several, and they are the nicest people. My husband used to be one! Even went to a 7th Day High School.)
Honestly, I would like to talk to our preacher (but I never will) and get some clarification on this "preaching to your kids" thing, and yes, even when they are grown. For example, and this is NOT about me or my kids:
I had a friend one time who was a Christian. Her name was Shirley. She lived in another State and we only knew each other from a quilting website on line. She and I emailed each other back and forth every day for a long time and she was always asking me about the Bible. One time she confided in me that she and her daughter were not speaking and she had not seen her or her grandchild for years. The reason: Her daughter was not only watching pornography -- she was STARRING in it! Can you imagine? And raising a little girl. So what does a Christian mother do in that circumstance. Welcome the "star" and her friends to come around and all be buds? Go to see her films and tell her what a great actress she is? Or does the Christian mother tell the daughter that she is living in sin, and she is harming herself and her child?
I don't expect any answers. Just telling you today's sermon and its effect on me. I don't see the point of being a Christian if you aren't going to live it. I sure wish I knew all the answers.
So after church, it was back to the polka dot jacket for me and back to competitive bidding with Medicare for Jerry. I did manage to get Jerry to take a walk with me for about an hour this afternoon. We walked down to the pond and looked at the fish swimming around and tried to figure out what kind of fish each one was. Such excitement! Then we figured out where to have the storm shelter buried in our yard on April 16th.
My polka dot jacket turned out cute, I think. It is in the wash right now for removal of all the chalk and marker marks. I will take a picture of it tomorrow.
I may go back to making some knit tops since it is Spring already. It MUST be Spring because the trees are all full of their new foilage and the !BUGS! are plentiful and very active!
I'm afraid it will be a real bad year for bugs with such a mild Winter. I wonder if bugs can get in a storm shelter. Yuk!!!
Oh, my! It is 6 PM already. Where does the time go? I better go cook us some supper. Breaded Cod and homemade tartar sauce tonight.
We watched a good movie last night. Something about mail order brides or the flight of the brides. Subtitles throughout, but you get used to it. It was made in New Zealand. I could NOT find that on a map. Could you?