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I went out early this a.m. to get the snow tires removed from my sedan; I hoped to beat the inevitable rush - the deadline for getting it done is April 30 - but was number 12 in line. There were another 20 or 25 folks behind me before my wife showed up, so we decided to do hers another day.
After getting that taken care of, we went to Lowe's, Wally World, Sam's Club, Fred Meyer (a Kroger-owned department store), and Safeway. Then we rearranged and cleaned the garage, installed three shelves and a clothes rod in the guest room closet.
And now it's time for lunch.
Brigid, we're thinking of you today.
Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.
~ 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, NIV