August 12th.

It is SUNDAY!  Yes!  I remember Those!!!!

It was a time of being in the Lord’s house all day, it seemed. Sunday would be the day of culmination of all the study of music, the rehearsals, the planning for future Sundays with special emphasis. As strange as it may sound, I knew I would some day have  Sundays whereby nothing would have a bottom to it…..nothing would seem right… all would feel like Mickey Mouse.  Some day.  How quickly “some day” came.  And “some day” doesn’t seem to leave – it can’t.  It is time and it keeps on marching along with no specialness to it.

Od has decided his day needs some attention and so he has stayed close to my side, mostly sleeping.  I have spent my afternoon reading quotes of every kind from Charles Spurgeon.  What a mighty man he was, though he had only 58 years on this earth, yet those 58 years gave us several thousand sermons and thousands of quotes .  Here are a few I singled out.

“You may think you can live fine without Christ, but you cannot afford to die without Him.”

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

“Surrender to what is…Let go of what was…Have faith in what will be.”

“The devil doesn’t come dressed in a red cape and pointy horns.  He comes as everything you’ve ever wished for.”

These are all so true A..N…D… written in the 1800’s.

Let’s fast forward to another outstanding preacher – – this time one who was born in 1931, four years before I was and died in 2005….Dr. Adrian Rogers.

“It is better to be divided by truth than be united in error.  It is better to speak the truth that hurts and then heals than falsehood that comforts and then kills.”

“If Satan can’t make you bad, he will make you busy.”


“You are free to choose.  You are not free not to choose.  No choice is a choice.  You are free to choose but you are not free to choose the consequences of that choice.”

These two men have certainly lifted my spirits this Sunday afternoon. Perhaps yours, as well.

In His Hands!



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