I have sadly neglected my blogs for the last couple of days. Part of this is due to being busy, but mostly it's because of all the tragedy in our area in the last few weeks. It culminated on Friday when a plane carrying 5 well-loved people in the community crashed over lake Michigan. I only knew one of them, but I knew OF the others. Dr. Hall was our family doctor. He retired recently from Family Practice. That actually meant that he went from working 80 hours plus a week to 50+ a week. He is (because I refuse to give up hope yet) one of the kindest and caring human beings I have ever known. I pray that all of the families involved in this tragedy find strength and courage to get through this awful time.
In other news, the great dig has begun. Harold has broken ground on another of his lifelong dreams - a wood fired pizza oven. (We never hear about these lifelong dreams until about 5 minutes before he fulfills them.) I am attempting to upload a video, but our connection speed is that of a turtle this morning so we shall see.
I had an interesting message from Facebook. It was from none other than the FLYLADY, Marla Cilley!!!! I had sent her a video of Madison dancing to a song written by her friend Eric Dodge. She messaged me to ask permission to share it with Eric and the world!!! Of course I wanted to say yes, but Madison is not my child so I told her I would check with Sam and Kelli.
Word of the day:
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Today the Church celebrates : St. James the Greater, Apostle - Feast
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 11:1-13.
He was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples." He said to them, "When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread and forgive us our sins for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us, and do not subject us to the final test." And he said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend to whom he goes at midnight and says, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, for a friend of mine has arrived at my house from a journey and I have nothing to offer him,' and he says in reply from within, 'Do not bother me; the door has already been locked and my children and I are already in bed. I cannot get up to give you anything.' I tell you, if he does not get up to give him the loaves because of their friendship, he will get up to give him whatever he needs because of his persistence. And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. What father among you would hand his son a snake when he asks for a fish? Or hand him a scorpion when he asks for an egg? If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Father in heaven give the holy Spirit to those who ask him?"
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