Friday, September 01, 2006

Thoughts in the Morning (including a spelling lesson from yesterday's post)

~ For those who are interested, the noun pencil can also be used as a verb: the act of writing in or adding to a list or schedule. When used as a verb a suffix may be added by either leaving a single "l" or doubling the "l". I chose to double the "l".

The push continues to sort and reorder on the homefront. My husband feels as though a giant tidal wave has struck. I keep guaranteeing him that eventually order will regain its reign if we persevere. (Here's hoping!)

~ A daughter is preparing for a trip to Germany. Well, it's more than a trip. She will be attending Bible school there for the next 6 months. Fortunately, she has already purchased tickets for a return at Christmastime. This mom will be overjoyed to have her home for that special holiday. But this mom is also overjoyed that she will have such a wonderful adventure. I cannot even imagine all that God intends to do for her. Experiencing life in another culture allows us to grow immensely. Experiencing a new culture with others from varied backgrounds will bring even more broadening and depth. And how wonderful to meet Christians from all over the globe. Yes, this will be just perfect for my Louissa.

~ My son (who moved home last winter) and Josh (he lives here) have begun their fall schedules on a local college campus. Stephen (he lives here, too) has found a regular job doing construction with Handy Men for Hire. Routine is finding its way into our home whether I'm ready or not! This is good.

~ Music teachers are calling my children to set up lesson schedules for the fall. That means I need to know my schedule. Guess I better get ready for routine -- immediately!

~ My son-in-law's mother underwent brain surgery on Monday. We've been patiently waiting and earnestly praying for a good recovery. She has a long way to go, but last night she came around enough to give Ryan a kiss. The doctors have told them that the greatest damage is sustained during the first 8-10 days so keep praying, please.

~ Danica is just a bit over 2 weeks from her due date. She is there in Maine with Ryan, keeping vigilance along with him over this precious woman. Not exactly how she had envisioned her last two weeks of prep time for a first newborn, but certainly memorable. God will cause it to work together for good, I know. But pray for her and Ryan regarding this as well. They know that their beautiful baby has not been forgotten by their Heavenly Father who orders all things well. He really, really does. Still, it can present a challenge to their souls.

~ My older brother, Craig, and his wife, Cathy, dropped in for a quick visit yesterday. They just headed home after being here for less than 24 hours. It is always good to see family.

~ Our God is faithful in all things, ever deserving of our love and honor. Today I will praise His name!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hadn't realized Uncle Craig and Aunt Cathy weren't staying longer; I would have tried to pop in this morning to say hello! Next time.

Gabriel played so well all day yesterday and quite a bit this morning. A day with Uncle Merrick definitely inspired his imagination and creativity! We'll have to do this again.

3:25 PM  
Blogger thisrequiresthought said...

thanks for the heartfelt greeting this morning when I popped in your door.

I've missed y'all, yoo!

3:27 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Thanks for the favour of explaining your spelling choice. :-) I wonder if it would be corrected by an American copy editor though. For instance "Let the Worshippers Arise" is listed "Let the Worshipers Arise." Matt Redman's book is The Unquenchable Worshipper. Whereas Chuck Swindoll's book is Changing Wanderers into Worshipers.

7:44 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

BTW, I know that my examples are nouns, but it works the same way with verb--at least with the word "worship."

7:47 PM  

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