Your favor now to us, O Savior, send!
Let blessings fall, let Jesus with us stay!
Produce in us, O Lord, the Spirit’s fruit!
And let us work to let you have your way.
If in the word of God we have no root,
And if no prayers ascend throughout the day,
How barren will our souls be at the end!

January 1st. After ushering in the new year and visiting with friends from out of state who were staying with us, we were all enjoying a late morning, sleeping in. Until 7:30, when the wife lurched up in bed, squelched a scream and startled me awake by exclaiming, “We have a bird in our bathroom!”

Just last week we had mosquito netting put up on all the windows and started leaving the bathroom window open.

“How did that get in here?”

“The question is, how are we going to get it out of the bathroom?” Continue reading