August 8. A chilly, damp, foggy morning, but welcome sunshine by mid-morning. Daddy was up early to get a fire going, and then got me up so we could hang out clothes before lotu.
Matthew continued his teaching this morning in Genesis 24, Abraham’s servant seeking the Lord’s help in finding a wife for Isaac. Just a small group here this morning.
After lotu, I sorted and washed a small bunch of greens that Tonka had brought yesterday. Afterwards, I got journal notes ready to send to C&C. Then it was time to call them. Hooray! It is always good to hear their voices. While we were talking to them, I had a migraine attack and ended up after a while with a bad headache and feeling sick to my stomach. Daddy and I went for a short walk in the nice sunshine after we said good-bye. I didn’t feel like going far though; and, as soon as we came back, I went and lay down for a nap until almost lunch time.
After lunch, I lay down for my regular afternoon nap as well. When I got up, my stomach felt a lot worse so I took some activated charcoal. Then I put the greens on to cook, washed my hair, got e-mails in, made a birthday card for Connie, and wrote some e-mails. When that was done, I put a pot of rice on to cook for supper and cooked up the other chicken breast so I could make chicken gravy.
“3For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 4That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” Romans 8:3,4 What the law could not do, God COULD do! Amen!
August 9. Connie’s birthday. A beautiful, clear blue-sky day.
Yesterday evening, I started writing the quarterly newsletter; and after breakfast and quiet time this morning, I got that finished up. Am thankful to have that job done. Still need to do monthly update and progress report. There are lots of e-mails to answer too.
The meetings were scheduled a little bit differently today than what Daddy had thought Matthew told him. He had two meetings, almost back to back. Preached a bit shorter in the first meeting, from Matthew 26:14-30, talking about the ordinace of the Lord’s Supper. They took a short break (but long enough for Daddy and I to have lunch) and then came back for the Lord’s supper. Tomas gave a testimony, and Mata sang a special before we partook of the elements. I didn’t know that he was wanting special music or I could have planned something with the school students. Daddy thought he was going to have the Lord’s Supper at the conclusion of the first service, and then the second service would be a business meeting. But they had a third service for their business meeting.
This afternoon, while the business meeting was going on, I cleaned e-mails out of the sent box and some out of the inbox, and got one e-mail written. Also made sure everything was ready that I needed to print this evening.
After supper, I looked over tomorrow’s lessons and got a new Bible verse written on the chalkboard for the students to translate tomorrow, and also some math exercises written on the chalkboard.
“8So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. 9But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.” Romans 8:8,9
August 10. Clear, clear blue skies again today. Down to 49º this morning, but the sunshine warmed it up nicely before too long.
Didn’t have much work to grade today, just Graham’s and Sunny’s math books so they could check the others this evening. And only a little work to put on the chalkboard. So I had time to cut Daddy’s hair before supper; look over some short outlines we have in the computer that we had done before for outreach so we can see what we have to give to Phinehas, Esau, and Dallas; peel and cut up carrots and put them on to cook for supper; and even make some coconut almond cookies.
“14For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 15For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. 18For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Romans 8:14-18.