July 26. It is 8:50 p.m. I wanted to get some lesson plans ready for next week before writing in journal. Finished Bible and phonics lesson plans, and will do math, English & social studies tomorrow.
Today was a dry day, but with a lot of clouds. Did not get too cool, though, so I was able to wash my hair this afternoon and have a nice bath this evening.
All the students were ready to say the books of the Old Testament this morning, and they all did good. A few of them did excellent.
Today was music day in Bible class. After Bible memory time, they finished learning about time signatures and measures. They each played some notes on the keyboard and counted the time. Then we sang the song they started learning before the end of last term. Maybe we can practice enough this week for them to sing it on Sunday.
All of the students did well in their spelling test today too, except for Phinehas.
The Lord sent Apekio along with a pumpkin last night, and we were thankful for fresh veggies again. Daddy cut half of it up this morning. Then I peeled it and cut it into smaller pieces. Put it on the wood stove to cook so it would be ready for dinner. Later today, a young lady brought another pumpkin and a young girl brought pumpkin greens. It is a blessing to have fresh veggies again. Canned veggies just don’t have much appeal.
“6For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. 8But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:6-8
July 27. The morning started out fairly clear, and there was nice sunshine, but not much sunshine the rest of the day. Matthew was in charge of lotu this morning and talked about not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, the Lord being in the midst of us even when there are only two or three, and the Lord hearing the prayer of the righteous. There were a good number here this morning.
Right after lotu, Sunny and Bonita started the laundry. There was lots of laundry again today, including bed sheets. While they were doing that, we tended to people who needed things or had brought things. Lilian brought a stalk of bananas, but every one of them was ripe. We only bought a few of them. She said she has some others that aren’t all ripe yet and will bring them Monday. I also printed out verse reminders to give the students on Monday, photo-copied some papers for math this coming week, and got math lesson plans made too. Daddy put a coat of undercoat paint on the toilet seat Daniel had made. Then at 10:00, we called Christy and Connie and enjoyed a nice chat with them. As soon as we said good-bye and hung up, Daddy’s phone went dead. Looks like he needs a new battery for his phone too. At least that one won’t cost as much as the others.
After we talked with our daughters, the clothes were ready to hang. Kristina came with some avocadoes though so I took care of that first. Then I put Sunny and Bonita to work preparing greens and potatoes while we went out to hang the clothes. It was nice and sunny when we hung them out, but did not stay sunny long. While we were napping, the Lord sent rain; but when we got up, the sun was shining again. Before the next rain, we went out and got all the clothes in. Some of them were almost dry. We hung all the shirts and blouses over the wood stove, and they are drying this evening. Other things were hung in the bedroom and bathroom.
For dinner, we enjoyed pumpkin greens and potato/pumpkin soup. I was hoping to organize more of the boxes in Connie’s room this afternoon; but taking down the clothes and re-hanging them took up quite a bit of time. I did get the English and social studies lesson plans written and also made a visual for the verses the students will be learning this week -- John 1:1-3.
After dishes this evening, I cut out the verse reminders. Then went over the Bible verses visual with markers. I tried to erase the pencil marks, but the ink wanted to smear. So I set the visual aside until tomorrow to give it more time to dry.
“9Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. 10For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” Romans 5:9,10