This afternoon, after nap, I started folding clothes and Daddy finished that job. Then I got bread ready to rise and ingredients ready for cookies. Cut my toenails.
It started raining a bit so Daddy asked if the schoolroom windows were closed. I said that the ones I washed were open. So he went out there to close it, and we discovered that the schoolroom keys are missing. Thankfully, I had put a spare on another ring, but we cannot imagine where the other keys could be. We looked all over. Didn’t find them so took a few minutes to pray about them. Then went on with what we were doing.
Afterwards, I swept and washed the kitchen floor. Daddy swept the bathroom for me. Then I baked the bread, and finished mixing the cookies and putting them on cookie sheets. Fixed supper. Ate. Did dishes. Cleaned up the kitchen. By then it was 7:00. Now it is almost 8:00, and I just remembered that I need to wash the tub before bath.
Believers love Jesus with a deeper affection than they dare give to any other being. They would sooner lose father and mother than part with Christ. They hold all earthly comforts with a loose hand, but they carry Him fast locked in their bosoms. They voluntarily deny themselves for His sake, but they are not driven to deny Him. It is scant love which the fire of persecution can dry up; the true believer’s love is a deeper stream than this. Men have labored to divide the faithful from their Master, but their attempts have been fruitless in every age. Neither crowns of honour, now frowns of anger, have untied this more than Gordian know. This is no every-day attachment which the world’s power may at length dissolve. Neither man nor devil have found a key which opens this lock. Never has the craft of Satan been more at fault than when he has exercised it in seeking to rend in sunder this union of two divinely welded hearts. It is written, and nothing can blot out the sentence, “The upright love Thee.” The intensity of the love of the upright, however, is not so much to be judged by what it appears as by what the upright long for. It is our daily lament that we cannot love enough. Would that our hearts were capable of hiding more, and reaching further. Like Samuel Rutherford, we sigh and cry, “Oh, for as much love as would go round about the earth, and over heaven - yea, the heaven of heavens, and ten thousand worlds - that I might let all out upon fair, fair, only fair Christ.” Alas! Our longest reach is but a span of love, and our affection is but as a drop of a bucket compared with His deserts. Measure our love by our intentions, and it is high indeed; ‘tis thus, we trust, our Lord doth judge of it. Oh, that we could give all the love in all hearts in one great mass, a gathering together of all loves to Him who is altogether lovely! -Morning and Evening
What then? We are not alarmed because Satan hindereth us, for it is a proof that we are on the Lord's side, and are doing the Lord's work, and in His strength we shall win the victory, and triumph over our adversary.—Morning and Evening
August 8. The world is very dry. But God is very near. Finished Genesis today in my morning Bible reading. The story of Joseph is always such an encouragement.
While I was cleaning the bathroom last night, the Lord brought to mind, that I had had my sweater on when I first went out to the schoolroom yesterday morning. So I went and checked my sweater pocket, and, sure ‘nuf, there they were - the keys, that is. Thank you, Lord.
It was a joy to have some time to talk with Christy and Connie this morning. We had to go outside this week. Could not get reception in the house.
After nap today, three more boys (Graham, Sosthenes, and Bethuel) and one more girl (Jocelyn) came and said their 15 verses from this term. I trust that these verses will stay in their minds for a long time. The teachers were all here early so we had teachers’ meeting early. After that, I got the ministry update written.
After supper, I enjoyed playing the keyboard while the water was heating for dishes. Don’t get to play very often with so much to do for school preparations.
August 9. Connie’s birthday.
Lot’s of cold, stong winds again this afternoon.
Maura was not here this morning. Must have carried coffee with some of the others.
My equilibrium was bad this morning. Probably because I took the Para Factors yesterday on top of all the other stuff I’ve been taking. It took most of the day to get out of the system.
The kids had their quiz on the story of Babel in Bible class this morning. The rest of the time was spent practicing for family day.
In tokples class, they learned the letter “s.” They did two pages in math class, and have two pages left in the workbook to do tomorrow. In English class, they learned the word “purple.”
Max had his Bible test today and got 100 on it. Daddy had to help him get started, as he was not sure what to do. Guess he has never had a test like that before. Once he figured out what was going on, he did really well. That was a blessing.
This afternoon, I washed my hair and got things organized for school tomorrow.
There are half dozen men her again this evening to work on translation.
“11 And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD? 12 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.” Exodus 4:11-12
Looks like the children had fun making sheep pictures.