2021 April 21

43° that felt like 38° first thing this mourning. The sky didn’t look too cheery either.

I received a text message from our previous landlady in Liberty Hill. A package addressed to me had been delivered there. I made arrangement to pick it up.

Operation Liberty Hill was on the way, so we dropped off the box of groceries for their food pantry (see yesterday’s journal). Ella also purchased a new book from their thrift store. She was also searching for something in which to file our documents. Since she found nothing there, she asked to go to Goodwill, once we were done retrieving the package.

On the way to Goodwill, we stopped at Hill Country Community Ministries. I wanted to find out why, the last three times that we tried to connect with them, at their mobile sites, they weren’t there. We found out that they had changed locations. Since we weren’t registered as clients at their headquarters, we were not notified. We now have the current schedule.

Since we were at their headquarters site, we were able to get fresh produce as well as some packaged meals such as sandwiches and salads. We are going to have to eat a lot of potatoes and carrots this month.

Scripture Reading:  James 5:15-16. (Prayers offered in faith will save those who are sick, and the Lord will cure them.) If you have sinned, you will be forgiven. So admit your sins to each other, and pray for each other so that you will be healed. Prayers offered by those who have God’s approval are effective.

Think: Admitting my sins to myself is hard. Admitting them to God is harder still. But admitting them to others is hardest of all. Why is that? I KNOW that God will forgive and forget sins for which I truly repent. Can I trust my friends to do the same? Can they trust me to do son?

Pray:  Merciful God, break my heart of stone so that I may show mercy to others even as you have been merciful toward me. Amen.

©2021 Thomas E Williams

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