December 20. It has been a somewhat trying day. So many knocks on the door today, it has been hard to get much done. It has been that way pretty much all week. With the games going on out here at the foot of the airstrip, there are lots of people around. We just need to remind ourselves that each knock is an opportunity to touch somebody’s life. We are thankful for David and Amos who have been down at the games preaching.
This morning, I made rice cereal for breakfast. Had a little time to walk and pray this morning after breakfast and Bible reading. Then I swept the school room as there was a lot of rubbish that had been tracked in yesterday. Then I practiced keyboard for a little while before school started.
Now it is about 8:00. Esau and Phinehas just left after math practice. They are both improving so I am happy to see that.
We had leftover spaghetti and uxai for dinner to day. There was still a little bit of leftover spaghetti after that so Daddy finished it up for supper. I made patties with the leftover rice from the other day and finished that up for supper.
After dinner, Phinehas and Dallas came for keyboard class. They seem to finally be catching on. It was nearly 2:00 before we lay down for nap. I only slept a half hour, and then found that my mind was doing too much thinking. So I knew it was time to get up and get busy. Finished correcting today’s work and recording grades. Then got class materials ready for tomorrow. There were a number of other things I had hoped to accomplish; but after all the times I got up to answer the door, the time just vanished.
I had wanted to wash and cook up the greens that someone had brought yesterday, but never got time to do that. So another little batch of greens had to be thrown out. They would not have been any good tomorrow. I had also hoped to husk the corn someone brought yesterday, but didn’t get that done either. Daddy ground corn this afternoon so I had the cornmeal to put away and the grinder to clean out. I also had some corn that had just finished drying to put in the jar.
Now I am going to go get a bath since it has been a very sweaty day. It did not get as cold last night - in the low 50’s instead of the mid 40’s.
“20And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. 21Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh. 22Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. 23Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.” Luke 6:20-23