December 19. By the time I finished choir practice last night, I was really tired. So I did not do any more work at the computer. Consequently I forgot to finish reading my chapter in Luke so didn’t add a verse to last night’s journal entry.
Yes, it was cold again this morning. Same as yesterday morning. We were thankful for sunshine to warm things up, and for the wood stove, too. It has been hot this afternoon, close to 90º. But it is cooling down again now. If it stays clear, it will probably get cold again.
It was 7:30 before lotu started this morning. Can’t blame people for not wanting to leave their firesides on cold mornings like this. While I was waiting, I drew a dragon on the theme verse visual for the special meetings, and also drew some riders on the horses. Now, I believe, it is ready to be painted.
Dallas had charge of song time. Then Daddy taught on a couple more things we have in Christ - the hope of the resurrection and rewards in heaven. Amos took charge of prayer time. He said that yesterday he started doing some public preaching at the market. I guess they are having a market again somewhere, I think down here at the bottom of the airstrip where some annual games are taking place. Daddy said he thinks they are playing rugby. There have been a lot of people down there the past few days - players and spectators. Amos said it was hard for him the first time, but the Lord helped him. So we praise the Lord for that answer to prayer.
Classes went well today, although some of the new material was difficult for everyone. The new blends in phonics class were harder for them to hear and spell than the others have been. And in English class, they had to look up some Bible verses and find and write answers to three questions that were in their textbook. Even with my help, it took them a long time to finish that short assignment.
After school Graham and Sosthenes stayed and cut firewood. We had leftover spaghetti and pumpkin for dinner. I was grateful for an undisturbed nap today. After I got up, I washed my hair. Then cut up a popo for snack. And then graded papers. Was thankful that I did not have as many papers to correct and grading to do today. When I finished that, I painted Connie’s shelf top yellow to go with her desk top. Put some eggs on to boil for egg salad for supper. Got the work table cleared off so Daddy could take it out to the other room for Bible school this evening.
After supper and dishes, I marked Daddy’s notebook where the blanks are on the student lessons. Then I printed out the student lessons. The laser printer ran out of ink, and we do not have another cartridge so had to finish the printing on the Canon.
I was just starting to write in my journal when Phinehas and Esau showed up for math practice. Phinehas has improved quite a bit. Esau is doing better as long as he is not under pressure with a time limit. They both just need to get down some of their facts more accurately.
“And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.” Luke 6:12