July 26. The skies were cloudy when I went to bed last night; but by the middle of the night, the clouds were gone, and the sky was full of stars. Down to 52º this morning. The morning started out nice and sunny, but it wasn’t long before the sky was filled with clouds again so the day stayed cool.
I was happy not to hear the rat this morning. Hopefully it has gone off and died somewhere. Slept in until about ten after six. After talking with Daddy, I made a few pancakes for my breakfast. After eating breakfast and having quiet time, I printed out the last graduation song that I need and also printed pasteovers for the next math chapter. Cut off a couple pasteovers for the math lessons that I needed to photo copy and then made three copies for the three students.
Matthew preached this morning on Ephesians 2:18-22 — Jews and Gentiles in the family of God.
After lunch and nap, people were all still outside talking. They talked among themselves for over two hours. Then they had a short meeting. When the meeting was over, I talked with a few people. Then I practiced keyboard, did some other odd jobs, and got things ready for school tomorrow.
“Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” Romans 1:32
July 27. It’s Monday now. Maybe Daddy will be home soon. I hope so.
After a chilly, cloudy day yesterday, the skies cleared at night, giving us another low 50’s morning. The Lord gave us sunshine today, however, and the house got much warmer this afternoon. Enjoyed having the back door open until after 6:00 this evening. Also enjoyed an early bath while the air was still nice and warm.
We are now in week five of school. That means only five more weeks of lessons after this. Then week eleven will be busy getting ready for graduation.
After school today, Esau took all the nails out of the rased woodshed, took away the kunai (long grass on the roof of the shed) to be burned, and set aside the poles for people to use. It took him a couple hours to get that done so it was a little after 3:00 before I was able to get a nap. While I was waiting, I finished grading today’s lessons and got things ready for classes tomorrow.
It was already after 4:00 when I woke up so not too much time to do other things. Practiced keyboard and tried to get the bass down good in my mind for “At the Cross” so I can teach it to the bass section tomorrow morning. It is hard for me to get it right because that one lowest note throws me off somehow. Then I washed a few dishes, including the pressure cooker because I would need it to put the leftover tuna in. Also cleaned out the freezer while I had warm soapy water. Then I had my supper.
After supper, I put water on to heat for bath, got everything together for bath, and started fixing song book pages in the looseleaf notebook while bath water was heating.
“Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?” Romans 2:4
July 28. Turned cloudy last night so it wasn’t quite so cold this morning. The Lord blessed us with sunshine throughout the morning and brought the clouds back again in the middle of the afternoon.
Matthew A. (pictured above) came by again this afternoon. He wanted a little more medicine. He was thankful that I had helped him with medicine and also with prayer and said that he was starting to feel better. He also wanted to buy some brown rice so he could have something nourishing to eat. We don’t have any to sell and not much left, but I did give him a cup of rice with a little salt in it that he can cook and eat. He asked me to pray with him again before he left, which I was happy to do.
Have been studying about mercy and compassion this afternoon and evening so I can try to explain to the students tomorrow how the two concepts are different and how important it is to learn the meaning of mercy. Jesus told the Pharisees, “Go ye and learn what that meaneth.” Matthew 9:13