Thursday, October 9, 2008

Coffeyville, Kansas

Yesterday and today, Wednesday and Thursday, have been absolutely beautiful.  Yesterday, we drove over to Independence.  There is a really terrific park, water pad and park, train ride, playground there.  Can you believe that I did not take any pictures of this park???  Later, I promise.

I sure enjoy the countryside here, though.  The soybean fields are turning, getting ready to be harvested.100_8094 These pictures all remind me of the song,

God Bless America
Written by: Irving Berlin
While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free,
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.
God Bless America.
Land that I love
Stand beside her, and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America
My home sweet home.
(forgive the smudge on my window)

100_8097100_8098Today, we completed our ballots and went on a search for a Notary Public, finding one at our bank.  On the wall inside the bank is this very large pencil sketch of the first hotel in Coffeyville.  Had to take the picture at an angle to avoid glare.100_8102Outside the bank is the Coffeyville Plaza and across the plaza is the bank that the Dalton Gang robbed just before they were apprehended and killed. 100_8103100_8105100_8109There's a fountain in the center of the plaza.100_8107100_8108This advertisement painted on the outside wall of the Tavern on the Plaza.  This community is very proud of their reminders of yesteryear.100_8111For lunch, Don was attracted to a sign outside the Tavern on the Plaza that read:  "Lunch Special - Prime Rib Sandwich"100_8118It seems every available wall space is used to remember a scene from the past.100_8112Very nostalgic ambience.100_8113The Tiffany style light fixture on the wall above our table.100_8114The pen the waitress brought Don had a flower *growing* out the top.100_8117The Tavern is a very popular place for the local business people and the prime rib sandwich was quite tasty.  Another outside view of the Tavern on the Plaza, Coffeyville, Kansas.100_8119I plan on getting a better picture of this home.  We were driving to the Post Office and I just happened to notice this as we were turning the corner.100_8121There are a lot of churches in the 'downtown' area of Coffeyville.  This is the Presbyterian church, I think.100_8122Next stop, the Post Office to mail our absentee ballots... $0.59/each.100_8123

Thought for today......

The Rapture could happen at any time now, maybe today.

I Thessalonians 4:13-18 (NKJV)
13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope.
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.
15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep.
16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (New Living Translation)

"...did you know that so many biblical clues have coalesced concerning end-time prophecy that not a single event needs to happen in order to begin the countdown to planet earth's final days?  The countdown will begin with the Rapture of the church -- when Jesus Christ appears in the sky to call all true believers (living and deceased) to himself (1 Thess. 4:16-17).  When that happens, the Holy Spirit will be removed from earth and the Antichrist will become publicly known (2 Thess 2:1-12 [<click to read this!]).  And then, to put it literally and biblically, all hell will break loose on the earth.

     The clues are clear:  The Rapture of the church could happen today.  I urge you not to ignore the signs God had given in abundance for all who have eyes to see and ears to hear." (quote from Dr. David Jeremiah)<<check out Dr. Jeremiah's new book:  What In The World Is Going On?  >>Excerpts from the book<<

[Dr. David Jeremiah is a pastor that Don and I respect very much.  We receive his devotional magazine monthly and listen to him on the radio/TV when we can.]

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