Monday, August 13, 2012

Progress?

Last Friday, my wheelchair-disabled friend C, who used to be my real estate partner, and I enjoyed supper together.  At his apartment.

If you are a regular reader of Life with Lynnie (LwL) you'll know that three (3) or four (4) times per month, I either pick up dinner or make a meal that we share, together.  Well, last Friday was the day.

Since it's not easy transporting hot meals, and since the weather was a bit humid, I thought a cold-plate would be nice.  Along with salads, etc., we enjoyed tasty shrimp!  With a homemade fruit salad, for dessert.  Mmmm... good! 

Usually, when I meet with C, he has me sort out some type of problem with his computer.  But, not that time!  Phew!!  Thank You, Lord!  After all, I'm not really a computer whiz!

Instead, we did something rather different.  We played cards.  We played Euchre!

Hmmm... yes, I realize some people don't agree with playing card games.  In fact, my now deceased husband Gordon grew up in a family where they were not allowed to play card games.

Growing up in a family who considered themselves Christian, but never read the Bible or prayed together, I was raised that it was okay to play card games.  But, this is a topic for another day. 

One thing I can say about having children play card games, is the fact that it helps them develop logical thinking and in some cases, Mathematics.  So, I am not totally against playing card games.

It's enough to say that depending upon the card game being played would determine if I thought it was okay to play it, today.  Yes, I've changed since re-committing my life to Christ!

It took me years of trying to teach Gordon a variety of card games.  I managed to be able to teach him how to play Cribbage and Crazy Eights, but he never caught on to playing Euchre

Consequently, I haven't played Euchre in years!

I must say that this was plainly evident.  We decided to play until the winner would be the person who won two (2) out of three (3) games.

It didn't take long.  We only played two (2) games.  C won them both.

Of course, I mentioned that I had to let him win.  After all, we were at his home!  lol :)

Okay, okay.  So, I admit it.  I'm not perfect!

Of course, I've said this before.  I'm still a work in progress!  God is still working on me, conforming me into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ.

We are told in Romans 8:29, "For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren."

Will I ever be perfect?  Here on this earth, I don't think so.

However, once I'm in heaven, well... that's another story... for another time!

Much like on other occasions, I must say that there is more to be said about my visit with C, last Friday.  Let's meet up, tomorrow!


Until next time...

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