2021 April 14

Ella posted: Life in an apartment is interesting. For the second time since we’re moved in the fire alarms went off. 10:30 at night and we’re all out in night clothes checking to see what’s going on. They say no fire just water.” To clarify: low water pressure in the sprinkler system triggered the alarm last night

Sorry about the picture quality, it is greatly enlarged from the original photograph.

Around six thirty this morning, I heard the deep throaty sound of what I took to be a large truck revving its engine as it came into the parking lot just outside our bedroom window. When I went onto the patio to a look, it was not a truck but a late model Camaro. It was shiny and black with this magnetic sign on the drivers door.
Someone was sitting in the drivers seat with the engine burbling along for over an hour. When I could no longer hear it. I once more went to the patio. The car had moved and was sitting in front of the main doors.
This is the information found on their website, “If a fire protection system fails , that’s when disaster can strike. We care about your safety. Austin fire watch offers the customized, round-the-clock fire watch services you need to protect your property and personnel.

Ella was crowned this morning at the dentist. Now, instead of calling her my bride, I may resort to calling her my queen.

The next stop on our journey was the Leander library. Ella has been devouring books lately. It started after she got a new phone and no longer has Droid TV downloaded on it. This evening I downloaded Kindle to her phone. Now she can create a library she can carry in her pocket.

Wal-Mart was somewhat on our way. We needed Aleve pm and Tylenol pm. Mostly Ella wanted to shop for a quilt. Is it bad that I’m relieved that she didn’t find what she wanted? We’ve already had a 90° day. I don’t see the need for another quilt now … or ever, really.

By now it was lunchtime. Rather than go through the whole, “what do you want to eat? I don’t know, what do you want to eat?” routine that I’m sure you can will relate to, I chose to to to Whataburger. These burgers are worth moving to Texas for. We took them home for lunch.

Like a red rubber ball. Oh great, now I have that tune stuck in my head.
And I think it’s gonna be all right
Yeah, the worst is over now
The mornin’ sun is shinin’ like a red rubber ball.”

Scripture: Luke 6:27-28 “But I tell everyone who is listening: Love your enemies. Be kind to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who insult you.

Think: Am I listening? Do I react with kindness to those who insult me? Do I pray for those who cut me off in traffic? If I truly love my enemy, are they still an enemy? Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Do I look for Christ in others? Can they see Christ in me?

Pray:  Merciful God, I confess that I have not loved you with my whole heart. I have not loved my brother and sister as myself. I have not loved my neighbors, and I have not heard the cry of the needy. I have failed to be an obedient disciple. I have broken your law, I have rebelled against your love, I have not done your will, Forgive me, I pray. Free me for joyful obedience, through Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen.

©2021 Thomas E Williams

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