Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Cold and Youth

Dec. 12th. Well folks how it been going? Are y'all having fun in the snow? :-) It's been rather chilly up here, keeping around -30 to -35 C ( -20 to -30 F) Not exactly fun weather to be out in. :-)
Dad's been working with the sawmill but he can't stay out for long periods of time since it's cold so he has to do other things from time to time to keep himself warm. Jesse's not so eager to go help him any more but he still goes out at times to help. :-)
Went to Youth last night...we played road hockey. First time I had done anything with a hockey stick and for the first ¾ s of the game I wasn't sure exactly what was supposed to be going on, but when the puck landed in front of me one time I actually was able to send it toward to right goal and then I was in, occasionally hitting it and once making a goal on my own. YEAH! LOL! :-) We couldn't play long as it was so cold even with the moving around our hands were freezing. So we went in and played 4 square ball, which I was a total failure at. :-) We had used the brown paper hand towel stuff to make the lines and then we taped them down to make a square 10 x 10 feet and that we divided into 4 squares each about 5 x5 feet. Any how at end Jay S. (pastor's son) and Josh M. (son of Roy whom we helped with cows) were being pretty ornery to each other they happened to be in the squares when Brad and the other Youth leader were pulling up the tape and paper so they wrapped the two of them up in the tape. :-) I can't describe it all but it was quite funny when it happened. :-) We went down and had snack and then Rod T. ( the other Youth leader) taught a lesson on forgiveness. He really stressed how God says in Matthew 18 beginning in verse 21... when Peter asks God how many times he has to forgive his brother? And at the end of the chapter God says “And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, it ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.” We can 'forgive' in word only but God knows our hearts. If we don't forgive from our hearts we are not doing His will. In Luke 7:36-50 we read the story of when Jesus is invited into a Pharisee's house for a meal. There a harlot comes and she weeps over Jesus' feet, dries them with her hair then pours ointment on them. And God says at the end of this: “Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.” God is saying that as we forgive from our hearts our brothers who have wronged us, then we can learn to love them more as God loved us. I'm not explaining this very well.... sorry. :-)
Talk to you later.

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