October 24. A little bit after 8:00. Bible school students and youth are here for the teaching on marriage. The Lord gave us a nice warm and sunny morning again. The rains came earlier today - while we were eating our dinner. The rain was deafening as it pounded on the metal roof during nap time. We are thankful that it is not raining this evening. Yesterday evening, Daddy could not teach Bible school because it was raining too hard.
This morning after breakfast and quiet time, I tried to finish sewing the seat on the king’s throne. Didn’t quite get it done before school, but was able to finish it during recess so we could use it for drama practice today.
Phinehas’s question today after our Bible lesson was “What about people that say, Because God forgives sin, we can keep on sinning and then confessing, and God will forgive us”? I was happy to be able to give the class some Scriptures to show the error of that kind of thinking.
Today the students had their last speed drill for the year and did the last lesson in their math book. Then we had a “hurray!” time. After that, we had drama practice and went through Act 1 twice.
When the house started cooling off at lunch time, Daddy got the fire going again. There were still hot coals in the firebox so he was able to start it up pretty easily. At nap time, I went into a sound sleep. After nap, I washed my hair so was thankful for the warmth of the fire to help it dry. Then I recorded today's grades and averaged up all the math grades for the term. Got things ready for school tomorrow and then fixed supper.
After doing dishes, I sorted and washed the greens that Tonka brought and also a few onions to go with them. Then I printed out the math tests which the students will be taking next week. After that I got the greens and onions into the pressure cooker and put them on to cook.
“Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.” II Corinthians 8:21
October 25. 7:30 p.m. Just finished doing laundry and hanging up the shirts, blouses, and a few other things.
It was raining when Daddy finished Bible school last night so everyone hung around for a while. When the rain slowed down, the adults went home. The young people, however, stayed around until lights out and sang hymns and choruses. Phinehas had brought his guitar with him. We had the blessing of hearing them sing for an hour or so.
There was more rain during the night so the world was pretty wet this morning. The Lord sent us sunshine, however, this morning. Then the rains came again in the afternoon, but not heavy rains today thus far.
I was awake a little after 5:30 this morning so went ahead and got up.
After breakfast and Bible reading, I made stands for the “worshippers” that Phinehas had painted and also spent time praying.
The students had their second and final test in English today. I changed order of classes and had them do the test right after recess. Then, after a short break, we reviewed math, including playing a couple games.
Finished up the rest of the spaghetti for dinner and with it we had some of the greens I had cooked last night. Was quite tired at nap time since I had gotten up early this morning so slept until almost 3:00. Then I cut up the two popos that were well over-ripe and needed to be cooked. Made a popo crisp which would be our supper this evening.
After that, I recorded today’s grades, cut around the top of another fire, and started planning next year’s school schedule. Then we had our supper
After supper, I sorted out the clothes to be washed, did the dishes, and then did the laundry.
The Bible school students and a few others are here for Bible school this evening. Quite a few people are down at the river. It is peanut planting time again.
“But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.” II Corinthians 9:6
October 26. No rain in the night, but it did not get sunny today. After I got up and dressed this morning, Daddy took the clothes basket out for me, and I hung up the clothes. But the sun didn’t shine, and the rains came around mid-morning. I was thankful that the things I needed were already dry by then - fitted sheet and pillow cases. It didn’t rain hard in the morning so we left the rest of the things out until after lunch. That gave them time to dry a bit more. Then we brought them in. Didn’t hang them up in the house until after nap though. Was too tired to do it before that.
After hanging out the clothes, I had my breakfast and then went to lotu. Not too many here today as a lot of people are down at the river. Mike continued his teaching on the love of Christ in our lives, and our serving Christ because we love Him. Afterward Phinehas and Dallas did the sweeping. Some of the men did some clean-up outside, and Daniel and Matthew worked on the roof to try to repair the leaks in the northwest corner of the meeting room. When they got all done, the rain still came in - at a different spot. So they still need to figure out what to do to repair the leaks.
I got another fire cut and then spent time figuring out grade averages for the year so I will know what awards to give the students. Finished up the grade averaging this afternoon.
At 10:00, we called Christy and Connie and enjoyed about a half hour chat with them. I cut fire while we were talking. We said good-bye when we heard the rain start falling. Went out and brought in the dry clothes. Then I made the bed. Finished the first term schedule for the next school year. Also figured out the cost per student of next year’s school books and prepared a list for each father so they will know how much they’ll have to pay.
For lunch we had leftover popo crisp. After nap, I worked more on grade averaging and then hung up the clothes that were still somewhat wet. Soup sounded like a good supper for a rainy day so I washed the pumpkin and Daddy cut it up for me. Cooked that with the rest of the spring onions. Added the rest of the corn that was in the fridge and also some brown rice pasta, plus some seasonings.
Matthew came to talk to Daddy this afternoon. After the victories, Satan is trying to discourage him.
Hardly any dishes this evening. After doing dishes, I cleaned the toilet and swept the bathroom and kitchen floors.
We don’t get to have a tub bath this evening because there isn’t enough clean water. All the rain has kept the water somewhat muddied. So will just have a stand-up bath.
“ Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.” II Corinthians 9:7