January 21. More clouds and cool weather. We did let the fire go out this afternoon, but now it is cool this evening.
Last night wasn’t quite so long so I wasn’t as tired this morning. Woke up about ten to six again. Fixed myself some oatmeal for breakfast. Did some walking and praying before and after.
Our school day was somewhat short today. In Bible class, we started learning John 6:68,69 in Owena, singing those verses to the tune of “Showers of Blessing.” Then we reviewed what we had studied in John last year and started on the next lesson. In phonics class, we reviewed the alphabet and I had them practice writing on the chalkboard and then in their exercise books. The only thing we did in math class was finish the lesson we started yesterday; and in social studies class, we reviewed what we had learned last year about land types, continents, oceans, and directions. So we were done a little after 11:00, and I let them go. The boys were a bit antsy anyway and wanted to get down to the big rugby game that was going on.
This afternoon, I put up the missions bulletin board, sorted out laundry, got lessons ready for tomorrow, made sure lessons in computer were ready to be printed out this evening.
I was thankful there weren’t as many dishes this evening so I was able to relax a while after supper before starting laundry. As soon as Daddy turned on the generator at 7:00, I started washing clothes. Just finished washing the last load, and Daddy is filling the tub with rinse water.
“….Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.” Zechariah 4:6
January 22. Another day of clouds, but not as cold today. We were thankful not to have to keep the wood stove going so long. And we were thankful for no rain too. The first order of business this morning was to hang out clothes. Daddy brought them in around noon.
When I finished breakfast and quiet time, there were still not very many people here for lotu. Amos came and started lotu around 7:30. There were only a dozen or so here when we started. By the end of the meeting, there were 50-some present. Amos preached on Acts 4:1-4, a fitting passage for the present distress. There were a lot of prayer requests so the meeting was fairly long for a Wednesday.
Right to school after that. We did finish early today, however, as English class was just review of last year’s material, and they seemed to remember pretty well the things they had learned.
By 12:00, we were done with school, and I got dinner on to warm. We actually got to nap before 1:00 which was nice.
Right after nap, I graded lessons, made sure I had things ready for tomorrow’s lessons, and then made biscuits for my supper.
After supper, while the dish water was still heating, I swept the office and kitchen floors. Then did the dishes.
“11But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear. 12Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law, and the words which the LORD of hosts hath sent in his spirit by the former prophets: therefore came a great wrath from the LORD of hosts. 13Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, saith the LORD of hosts…. Zechariah 7:11-13