This was a great year... Sue got a new engine (open heart surgery), our golf game improved, and we added new friends to our little group. Paul is communicating with his son, the dogs are doing great, and we are planning for a marvelous year.
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We went to church and then off to The Yucatan Grill for a Mexican lunch. We returned to undecorate the house an relax. We got the house undecorated (save the tree) in about five hours. We then watched two Christmas movies and two NCIS's we have missed since the Christmas Season sa=tarted... Oh, we picked fresh broccoli from the yard and made brocholli cheese soup .
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Hebrews 11:1-6 (Faith in Action )
Note: WE NOW ARRIVE at the passage which is pre-eminently the faith chapter of the Bible, and it is easy to see how thoroughly it fits into its place in the whole scheme of this Epistle. Judaism as a religious system largely appealed to sight, whereas the great realities of Christianity are unseen and only appeal to faith. The object of the Epistle being to deliver the converted Hebrews from the grave-clothes of Judaism which clung to them, and to establish them in the liberty of Christianity, the Holy Spirit naturally dwells long upon faith.
1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
2 This is what the ancients were commended for.
3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
4 By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead.
5 By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death: "He could not be found, because God had taken him away." For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.
6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.