Chapter-a-Day Hebrews 1

AngelIsn’t it obvious that all angels are sent to help out with those lined up to receive salvation? Hebrews 1:14 (TM)

Obviously, the writer of Hebrews started his letter arguing against one of the teachings of the day, that Jesus was an angel. He puts that notion to rest, but ends with this verse. He’s saying that angels are helpers in the spiritual realm (as opposed to Jesus who was the author of our salvation). But, it’s also saying that angels are spiritual helpers, and that gives me some comfort to know that there are spiritual messengers and helpers assigned to help me!

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VW News Briefs – May 14

  • Newsbox Happy Mother’s Day! Mom Hall came to Pella with Becky and Suzanna yesterday. We took Grandma VH to Pizza Ranch for lunch. Mom VW is at their ‘playhouse’ on Lake of the Ozarks through the rest of this week and then returns to DSM for her 2nd cataract surgery.
  • Wendy survived her first week commuting to the new office in Sully. It’s about a 20-30 minute drive, (depending on the amount of farm implement traffic in Peoria! Ha!). She’s been putting in ALOT of hours with the transition. One little surprise has been Faye Brand’s dog, who likes to sneak into the office and lay by Faye’s desk (which means he lays between Faye and Wendy).
  • It was a long week of client meetings for me this week, with one overnight in Lincoln, NE. By the time I got back to the office on Friday the stack of work that had piled up was deep and wide.
  • We decided to forget work yesterday and just enjoy the day together. After lunch with mom & grandma we headed to DSM for some shopping and finished the day having dinner with my brother, Tim, who was proudly showing off one of the two guitars he finished last week. Sounds like he’s going to buy an old commercial building in Red Wing, MN to convert to a home and guitar shop.
  • Taylor and Madison are counting down the days until school’s out for the summer (3 weeks!). Madison is taking Driver’s Ed before leaving for Thailand. Taylor has been working a lot of hours at the restaurant and is hoping to pick up another part-time job.
  • It’s been stinkin’ COLD, with rain and wind all week. Feels more like late November instead of mid-May (Most of the Tulips are still up if you want to stop by and see them).

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VW News Briefs – May 14

  • Newsbox Happy Mother’s Day! Mom Hall came to Pella with Becky and Suzanna yesterday. We took Grandma VH to Pizza Ranch for lunch. Mom VW is at their ‘playhouse’ on Lake of the Ozarks through the rest of this week and then returns to DSM for her 2nd cataract surgery.
  • Wendy survived her first week commuting to the new office in Sully. It’s about a 20-30 minute drive, (depending on the amount of farm implement traffic in Peoria! Ha!). She’s been putting in ALOT of hours with the transition. One little surprise has been Faye Brand’s dog, who likes to sneak into the office and lay by Faye’s desk (which means he lays between Faye and Wendy).
  • It was a long week of client meetings for me this week, with one overnight in Lincoln, NE. By the time I got back to the office on Friday the stack of work that had piled up was deep and wide.
  • We decided to forget work yesterday and just enjoy the day together. After lunch with mom & grandma we headed to DSM for some shopping and finished the day having dinner with my brother, Tim, who was proudly showing off one of the two guitars he finished last week. Sounds like he’s going to buy an old commercial building in Red Wing, MN to convert to a home and guitar shop.
  • Taylor and Madison are counting down the days until school’s out for the summer (3 weeks!). Madison is taking Driver’s Ed before leaving for Thailand. Taylor has been working a lot of hours at the restaurant and is hoping to pick up another part-time job.
  • It’s been stinkin’ COLD, with rain and wind all week. Feels more like late November instead of mid-May (Most of the Tulips are still up if you want to stop by and see them).

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A Tale of Two Tickets

Speedtrap There’s a hill on the Eastern road out of Pella that policemen love. It’s one of those short steep hills in a 25 m.p.h. zone where gravity has it’s way and you’re speeding without knowing it or thinking about it. When the cops need their quota to make budget – that’s where they hang out.

And so it was that Wendy was pulled over this morning, on her way to work, for doing 35 m.p.h. down that hill. The cop took her license and registration and headed to his car per the usual protocol. A few minutes later he returned to her car with ticket in hand, smile on his face, shaking his head.

His partner had Taylor and Madison pulled over just block away.

Small town, man. Small town.

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Chapter-a-Day Colossians 4

CoversationBe gracious in your speech. The goal is to bring out the best in others in a conversation, not put them down, not cut them out. Colossians 4:6 (TM)

I’m currently having to deal with a person to whom no one wants to talk. Everyone avoids this person like the plague because, at one time or another, they’ve gotten their heads bitten off, their butts chewed, they’ve been called names and hung up on. Yesterday, I asked a mutual friend how things were with this person and he said he’d just been avoiding because he knew that a verbal explosion was imminent. How sad. And this human volcano is a believer. I love to be around positive people. I hope that others could describe me with today’s verse.

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