In lotu this morning, Daddy taught more on prerequisites to knowing the will of God.
Spent most of the first class of school working on the kids’ parts for the story of Noah for family day. They are doing very well. After that we had math class. That was our only normal class today.
Have a really bad sore throat again tonight. Just can’t seem to get the germs out of my system, whether viral, or whatever. The Echinacea is nearly gone. My head is really full tonight, and I feel sort of miserable. It’s hard to think straight.
We had quite a strong tremor just as we were about to sit down for supper. The house shook really hard, and it was a bit scarey. I was getting ready to go outside. (We found out later that Dad and Mom were feeling tremors from an earthquake that took place near Madang. It was a magnitude 6.4 earthquake. Don’t know how hard it was in Owena since it was not close to the epicenter.)
"The people that do know their God shall be strong." Daniel 11:32
August 5. Cold this morning, but very warm this afternoon. Did not sleep very well last night because of my throat being so sore. Am thankful to be feeling a wee bit better today. Taking extra Clear Lungs, Olive Leaf Extract, and ALJ. The Echinacea has run out. Wanted to take a longer nap this afternoon, but I knew Serah would be coming to work. I was thankful for God’s grace and strength to get through the morning of school.
Daddy did not have Bible school today. Max is supposed to be using the time to study for his test coming up Monday.
After he went to the haus sik this morning, Luke came by to talk to Daddy a while. He has been quite sick with malaria so said he probably won’t be in Bible school tomorrow.
Daddy confirmed our booking to go to town next Thursday. Lord willing, MAF’s 206 will come get us.
"We know that all things work together for good to them that love God." Romans 8:28 Upon some points a believer is absolutely sure. He knows, for instance, that God sits in the stern-sheets of the vessel when it rocks most. He believes that an invisible hand is always on the world's tiller, and that wherever providence may drift, Jehovah steers it. That re-assuring knowledge prepares him for everything. He looks over the raging waters and sees the spirit of Jesus treading the billows, and he hears a voice saying, "It is I, be not afraid." He knows too that God is always wise, and, knowing this, he is confident that there can be no accidents, no mistakes; that nothing can occur which ought not to arise. He can say, "If I should lose all I have, it is better that I should lose than have, if God so wills: the worst calamity is the wisest and the kindest thing that could befall to me if God ordains it." "We know that all things work together for good to them that love God." The Christian does not merely hold this as a theory, but he knows it as a matter of fact. Everything has worked for good as yet; the poisonous drugs mixed in fit proportions have worked the cure; the sharp cuts of the lancet have cleansed out the proud flesh and facilitated the healing. Every event as yet has worked out the most divinely blessed results; and so, believing that God rules all, that He governs wisely, that He brings good out of evil, the believer's heart is assured, and he is enabled calmly to meet each trial as it comes. The believer can in the spirit of true resignation pray, "Send me what thou wilt, my God, so long as it comes from Thee; never came there an ill portion from Thy table to any of Thy children."
"Say not my soul, 'From whence can God relieve my care?
Remember that Omnipotence has servants everywhere.
His method is sublime, His heart profoundly kind,
God never is before His time, and never is behind.'" —Morning and Evening
August 6. The world is very smokey. Don’t know if there is a hillside left green. It has been quite warm today after the many cold days we have had. Things are still very dry.
The kids did well on their story practice today. They all read their new tokples books to me, except Bonita. She needs a bit more practice yet. They did two pages in their math book today, and we are going to try to finish the book this coming week. Will have to do two lessons a day on Monday and Tuesday in order to finish.
Maik came for Bible school today, but Luke did not. He is probably still sick.
Wan worked on putting ooqdi along the wall base in the laundry room today. And also around the pole in the opening in the living room where we will put shelves. Yesterday he put ooqdi along the top of the wall on the north side of the kitchen. That’s where a lot of wind comes in.
"Let the whole earth be filled with His glory; Amen, and Amen." Psalm 72:19
The children read the little books Mom made for them.