What to do in the heat: - hang out laundry - have a seista with a cold drink - a summer afternoon rain may happen... today it did! - plan anything - watch movies... recently saw the second My Big Fat Greek Wedding - read .... on my bookstand:
- it is really hot this afternoon... and I don't live at the beach. - college daughter loves to cook so plans some dinners and actually goes to the store to get what we don't have. She loves this cooking blog: damndelicious - here is another cooking blog I love: smittenkitchen
- I am reading. - we talked about the heat neading siestas or reposa but this is my siesta and reposa - what is Jamie Oliver cooking up? Look here. here is super quick hummus for these hot days
You can tell where my mind has been. The first book I got free. The second book is a book discussion at The Rabbit Room. The third book is because of my parent's divorce. I always go to more healing as I get older. Leslie was brave to tell her story.
- daughter's roommate in NY who is from VA. is here visiting and they are now skyping or facetiming another roommate in Malaysia. OH such joy when you miss a friend. They are meeting her family too. Quite remarkable this technology... except it keeps getting stuck. - coffee with one son and hanging out... - police son was thanked so much today for doing his job and he is not in the best part of town.... and one guy at a gas station teared up talking to him about Dallas. - sermon on justice but didn't go far enough to how the world has changed but focused on the tragedies this past week - picked veggies from my neighbor's garden while they are gone on vacation...
Rutherford had a quaint saying that when he was cast into the cellars of affliction,
he remembered that the great king always kept his wine there, and he began to seek at once for
the wine bottles, and to drink of the “wines on the lees well refined.” They who dive in the sea of affliction
bring up rare pearls.
Thinking about how my mom would have love texting. She was right on the cusp of computers (12 years ago) and no cell phone. I can't imagine what kind of joy she would have had with her kids with texts. Plus all the free long distance phone calls would have made her days. She loved to talk. She love to check up on her children. It has become so normal to text. I just had texts from my brothers in Scotland visiting relatives. This was sort of a trip for my #3 oldest brother who has a rare blood disease. He is doing well with the chemo and he made it through the trip well. I am getting use to texts more than emails. How about you? I am wondering if hard work pays off today. I am wondering how prayer moves God. Have you waited and waited for God to rescue and provide? Have you felt like David in the Psalms as he pours out his heart for revenge? I am wondering why there is so much suffering? I need instagram. No suffering there! ( I am very glad) Will write on my recent book reads tomorrow. I do believe in new mercies every morning. May you be looking for them. Plural. Many mercies. need one of my son's to smile... God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every morning. How great your faithfulness! I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over). He’s all I’ve got left. ( THE MESSAGE, LAMENTATIONS 3: 22- 24)