25 thoughts on “Our Daily Thread 5-10-22

  1. Good night, all.

    I am doing reading assessments. One little girl read everything I gave her and then asked for more. I did not realize she was that advanced.
    But one boy was very low. I am very concerned. I wonder if no one has been talking to him at home so he can develop vocabulary. We have worked all year to get him to speak. But he did not understand beginning and end of a word and the difference between a letter name and a letter sound. And he is older. sad

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  2. We’re in a heat wave. Mid 80s yesterday, low 90s today and the rest of the week. We had our usual one week of Spring and get an early summer, I guess.

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  3. Good morning, all, except goodnight, Jo, although it is nearly Wednesday morning there. Mid week again???
    Good night, John Boy and Mary Ellen.

    We, too, are in a heat wave. Supposed to get up to forty seven today, then up into the fifties later in the week. Surely I will get a bit of mowing done today.

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  4. Good morning. It still feels like spring here with a chill in the air until the afternoon high around 82°.

    I have ladies Bible study in about 15 minutes. This week we are studying the discipline of worship. There have been fewer Bible verses to look up related to this subject. I like the thought of making sure there is a balance between the emotional aspects and the truth used in worship. We worship in “Spirit and truth.” Not sure what I just said got the point across properly. Worship that goes overboard on the emotional side can get out of control and be irreverant. God is orderly and wants worship directed toward Him to be guided by His truth infused with great love for Him that spills forth in actions such as speaking, singing, etc.

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  5. It remains cool here, going up into the high 70s by the weekend on the coast, much warmer inland.

    I RSVP’d to my friend’s daughter’s wedding last evening and realized that it’s a sunset/evening affair, very fancy, and will be an 80-mile drive for me. I told my friend I will do my best to make it but … that long of a drive with my knee still be be “fixed” might not work well.

    I ordered dishes from her list, other options were donations for their honeymoon and to buy a house (they’re in their mid-30s, have spreading been living together for probably 5-6 years now). It strikes me as “off” considering such an expensive, lavish wedding at a coastal golf course venue.

    But maybe that’s just “Iowa” me.

    I come from a family who had small, intimate-simple weddings with a clergyman presiding and no throngs of people in fancy attire. lol

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  6. A lot of folk want to be a princess it seems, or a prince charming. With all that goes with it. Pomp and ceremony and anger when anything or anyone is off script. But not everybody. There are still weddings before they live together, in the family’s backyard or along the river or whatever.

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  7. There must be ways to “do” these larger weddings, though, without all the extravagance?

    Some friends of mine who have seen 8 children who are now all married, had at least one of those weddings in the barn on their farm. But not everyone lives on a farm …

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  8. Interesting back-and-forth chat with my conservative editor friend (a non-believer); when I suggested that Christians can engage in the discourse of the day but have to be careful about *how* they engage, he replied:

    ~ we live in a different world in 2022. less cheek turning and more punching back when others are throwing punches. ~

    I replied: But Christians have a higher calling.

    All he said after that, a man of many words?

    “Understood.”

    Point successfully made, I think.

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  9. Email joke someone sent to me:

    ~ Dave was a single guy, living at home with his father and working in the family business. He knew that he would inherit a fortune once his sickly father died.

    Dave wanted two things:

    • to learn how to invest his inheritance and,
    • to find a wife to share his fortune.

    One evening at an investment meeting, he spotted the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. Her natural beauty took his breath away.

    “I may look like just an ordinary man,” he said to her, “but in just a few years, my father will die, and I’ll inherit 20 million dollars.”

    Impressed, the woman obtained his business card. Two weeks later, she became his stepmother.

    Women are so much better at estate planning than men… ~

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  10. Morning all.
    Not sure what to do about my flat.
    I feel that I simply cannot leave here still owning a flat and paying monthly fees.
    Not even sure who I could give it away to.
    Prayers appreciated.

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  11. Good Tuesday…sweet goldfinch up there! I am annoyed at some sweet little songbirds who have decided to peck a nice little hole in the stucco above my sewing room window! Be gone!

    Windy still here but we are getting the cooler temps in the forest. There was a grass fire down the road yesterday afternoon but the firefighters jumped on it amazingly fast! Four different stations showed up including one from the county just north of us. No one wants another Black Forest fire and when I see photos of the fires in NM my heart just breaks….. 💔

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  12. That man (Alfred Hitchcock) was brilliant, and had a subtle sense of humor. If you watch some of his hour long episodes online, you see the humor when he’s introducing a commercial break, and his introductions and closings.

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