27 thoughts on “Our Daily Thread 7-31-17

  1. How can I be first at 7:50?

    If there’s something you need to do in July, you need to get to it.
    We haven’t heard from Mary. She should have Ellie by now. Getting ready for bedtime.

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  2. We’re off to drop ‘Liz at camp. Today is her Birthday.

    Then Cheryl and I are heading to Hershey Gardens and eventually, Lancaster, PA. We’re spending the night and hitting Shady Maple before returning tomorrow. Finally some adult alone time. Should be a fun trip.

    See yas. 🙂

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  3. I am running late today. Woke up with a headache.

    Fifteen year old arrived home from work yesterday, driving an ATV. I know he drives things at work, out in the fields. But this he drove home over several miles on the highway. (recall he rolled a UTV a couple of summers ago while driving on the highway without a license or helpmet without our knowledge or permission) Under sixteen are legally required to wear a helmet and anybody driving on public roads is supposed to have a driver’s license and insurance. He has none of the above. Who lets a fifteen year old without a license, take their ATV home at night? Local farmers. I told him to take it back and get his bike. He said they were going to start work at five this morning and it was his idea to drive it home. Off he went and got his bike.

    Right up there with: everybody needs parents.
    I don’t.
    You can’t swim without permission.
    They let me swim.
    You need to come home to eat or take food from home.
    They fed me.
    You need to not have a cell phone.
    They gave me one.
    You need to get a job.
    I played video games and watched pornography in people’s homes while drinking the alcohol they gave me.

    And these are not other children providing these things, it is adults. Constant battle. Once we allowed public school for this boy, the barn door was opened. Warehousing.

    But he did show up at church again yesterday, and he is getting home on time, and he did do a load of laundry this past week for the first time in weeks.

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  4. Happy Birthday to Elizabeth — and have a great trip, sounds like a nice late-summer getaway.

    The stores are filling up with Back to School supplies, it won’t be long.

    I have to cover the opening of the waterfront’s bike share program this morning.


  5. On a more positive vein, eighteen year old went with friends to the reservoir for water sports with a motor boat and the other parents (who generally provide alcohol to all comers) told the boys they could not take alcohol as that and water do not mix well. He had a great time.

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  6. We are on the road. We have stopped for gas, and Art is pumping it while I check in

    My friend in CA is getting her kidney out today. I have been praying as I drive.

    The weather is pleasant in MS and AL and traffic has been light. Bye now.

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  7. All my kids are back on American soil. CR said the most fun of the most fabulous July ever, was the expression on the immigration officer’s face in Nicaragua.

    He kept looking between her “no fever” report and her passport with the West Africa stamp, her health record, and back again.

    She’s healthy and strong, taking today to rest and jumping back into life tomorrow. We’re all very grateful for the prayers.

    School orientation is on Wednesday, she flies up here on Thursday and starts classes at the USC medical school (she’s taking the first quarter of med school classes as part of her master’s program) on Monday. Whew!

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  8. Have a good time, The Real & Cheryl.
    Does that mean we’re home alone? Hopefully those troublemakers that like to ring up a hundred comments or steal comment numbers behave themselves.

    Michelle, someone who knows enough about the Bible to know that the Canaanites were supposed to be wiped out should know enough to know that they weren’t. The reporters were willfully blind or following someone who was willfully blind (the blind leading the blind). Also, the command to Israel to wipe out the Canaanites is really irrelevant to the reported DNA find, because the Canaanites that the Israelites conquered were not the Canaanites in Lebanon, the historical site of Tyre and Sidon, who were allies of Israel during the reign of Solomon (I Kings 5). The Canaanites of Tyre and Sidon were the Phoenicians, who, long before the Romans ringed the Mediterranean with their Empire, dominated Mediterranean trade; and there is evidence they passed through the Strait of Gibraltar in their explorations. The destruction of the Phoenician city of Carthage – Hannibal was a Canaanite – in North Africa was crucial to the Romans gaining ascendancy in the Mediterranean. The great trading city of Tyre was destroyed by Alexander the Great, in fulfillment of the prophecy of Ezekiel (Ezekiel 26:1-6); but the people were not destroyed, as is evidenced by Christ healing the demon possessed daughter of a Phoenician woman (Mark 7:24-30). It should come as no surprise that the Lebanese, whose country still contain the ruins of ancient Tyre as well as the modern city of the same name, are descended from the Phoenicians. I had always assumed they were. Actually, the DNA find helps prove that Genesis 10, specifically verses 15-19, is quite accurate about descent.

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  9. 2 Kings 20
    16 And Isaiah said unto Hezekiah, Hear the word of the Lord.

    17 Behold, the days come, that all that is in thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store unto this day, shall be carried into Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the Lord.

    18 And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.

    19 Then said Hezekiah unto Isaiah, Good is the word of the Lord
    So long as it doesn’t happen on my watch.

    Really ! That’s what he was saying.
    Almost as old as Adam.

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  10. I did my presentation for Global Health this morning. So, the year is finished. I spoke too soon about the worst being over, as the heat and humidity have gone up and so have my symptoms, but I found the strength to get through. Now for all the other paperwork I have to gather. I will be glad to leave this city for the worst of the August heat.

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  11. We had lunch with Peter and Mrs L. What a nice time of fellowship! It was really a delight to get to meet them both. I had my son, along with 4 granddaughters. We have seen pictures of children and grandchildren, discussed a myriad of topics, and heard my 13 year old granddaughter’s opinion on all of them. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  12. Kim, that there was no oneto stand up to probably prevented you from saying/doing something you shouldn’t have.
    Sometimes good luck works that way.

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  13. “The ice cream? It is still in Iowa or Michigan, one of those eastern states.”

    Ahem. New York and Virginia are eastern states. Iowa and Michigan are midwestern.

    It always cracked me up when my grandmother in California talked about my wife and me moving “back east” as if we were goint to eastern Pennsylvania where she raised my dad instead of to Michigan.

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