July 18. Cool and cloudy this morning with a little bit of sunshine. Thunderstorms and rain this afternoon and rain this evening, but barely enough rain to wet the ground.
There was lots of work to grade today. I got some of it done in class and finished the rest after nap. Also had to get things ready for tomorrow’s lessons; sort out a small bunch of greens that Neomi’s mother had brought yesterday, wash them, wash the rest of the green onions, and set them all in the colander to dry; cut up the rest of the over-ripe popo and put it on to cook; peel the pumpkin after Daddy cut it up, then cut it up in small pieces to be cooked for supper. All that took the rest of the afternoon. After supper, now that the pressure cooker was empty, I got the greens and onions cut up and put them on to cook for tomorrow. There were quite a few dishes this evening too. After that, I still had a few more things to get ready for school tomorrow before being able to sit down here and relax.
“28Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law…. 31Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.” Romans 3:28,31
July 19. 8:30 p.m. Another Friday has come and almost gone - the beginning of another weekend.
Dry and very cool this morning. Very warm this afternoon and evening.
After breakfast and quiet time this morning, I put a pot of rice and lentils on the wood stove to cook for dinner. Also put some eggs on to boil for egg salad sandwiches for our supper.
MAF came in twice today. The second time was to bring in the body of the young boy from Tainaraba who went out to the hospital last week. So sad to see a young person die. I pray for his family and others to consider how short life is and how they need to be saved.
After school, Dallas, Phinehas, and Graham cleaned up the yard and cleaned out all the ditches. Daddy and I had dinner. Daddy went back up to the airstrip when the plane came, and I went for nap. After nap, I finished phonics lesson plans for next week and checked on the boys’ work.
When the boys finished working, Dallas and Phinehas stayed for music lesson. It had been quite a few weeks since they had had a lesson. Will probably only have lessons every couple weeks now. I don’t have as much new things to teach them right now. Just want to give them more practice playing pieces using what they have already learned.
I didn’t realize how much time had gone by. It was a little after 5:00 when we finished keyboard class. Time to get supper. Oops! I still didn't get cookies made for Daddy today. But there was popo crisp left for his snack, that I had made yesterday. Tomorrow morning after lotu, while the girls are washing clothes, I will try to get some cookies made for him.
After supper, I did the math lesson plans, had a bath, got a snack, and then planned English and Social Studies.
“3For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. 4Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. 5But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.” Romans 4:3-5