Day 2… no coffee.  Woke up refreshed but I hadn’t prepared a lesson for the boys for today due to my condition yesterday.  Of course, the Lord provides and He gave me a lesson through a devotional.  We read Mark 1:15, “‘The time has come,’ He said.  ‘The kingdom of God is near.  Repent and believe the good news.'”  To repent means to change the mind.  In the way we live, the way we talk and the way we act.  Paul gives a description of repentance.  Ephesians 4:17-24, “So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking.  They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts.  Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.  You, however, did not come to know Christ that way.  Surely you heard of Him and were taught in Him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus.  Your were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”

What is the good news?  To be with Him.  Jesus said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled.  Trust in God; trust also in me.  In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you.  I am going there to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back ad take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.  You know the way to the place where I am going.”  More good news.  He is coming back.

Nothing much went on today.  Candy suggested I get a coffee maker, so I did.  I think I’m better off without coffee and just make it for Flory and the older leaders.  We’ll see.

All His,

Lee and Candy

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