23 thoughts on “Our Daily Thread 6-23-22

  1. Birds in spring, flitting and flirting.

    It’s a nice, cool 65 degree morning, but it’s going to the upper 80s and humid. I’ll mow the lawn early, then enjoy the rest of the day.

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  2. What a cute header photo! I love that composition.

    I reread my post procedure instructions and realized I had not understood that I only had to do ice packs until bedtime. I was confused by what the nurse had said and had only skimmed the directions before. I assumed because the procedure was at midday I had to ice pack some at night, too. I fell asleep and left those ice packs behind. I seem to be fine this morning. Practicing trading all anxiety for God’s peace. He is good to do that♡

    So thankful that Jo is home and getting settled into her new time zone once she figures out what it is!

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  3. Does anybody really know what time it is?
    Does anybody really care?
    If so, I can’t imagine why….

    Good morning, all, and you will get through this Jo, give it time.

    We are expecting sixty eight today. Daughter goes to work in town and so son and I will attempt to get mowing done while husband takes a day of relaxing after his Florida vacation.

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  4. Good Morning Everyone. I do not have Covid. I am sick but the at home test says I am negative. Mr. P will never get the opportunity to stick a cotton swab up my nose again!!!!
    I am off to do a video showing on a house near me and will show two houses this afternoon to a buyer. Fingers crossed. Mama needs money to pay the next estimated tax bill and to pay down a few things in preparation for the new house. We are going to have to have some tough conversations around here on what to keep and what to sell. I see this as a great time to get rid of “stuff’. Everything is priceless and sentimental to a pack rat.

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  5. An email/blog post about Newberry award winning books hitting 100 might be of interest to others as it was to me. As a homeschooler I required Wes to read the ones up through his schppl years back then:
    Newbery @ 100 | written by Dan Balow

    “Some rather significant publishing-related anniversaries are coming in the next week.
    First, the Harry Potter book series turns 25 years-old on June 26. After a dozen publishers declined the first book, Bloomsbury Publishing saw some potential in it and published Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The rest is history. Next time your writing is rejected, just remember: A dozen people can make mistakes regarding the same thing.
    Then, on June 27, The Newbery Award celebrates its 100th birthday. The award is named after the 18th-century publisher and bookseller John Newbery, of Berkshire, England. It is part of the American Library Association’s (ALA) celebration of literature for children. In 1922, the first Newbery Medal was given to Hendrik van Loon’s The Story of Mankind.
    From early on, a criticism levied at the Newbery medal winners was children would have a difficult time reading many of the winners and finalists. As adults choose the winners, they tend to select slightly more complex stories and ones that definitely are more literary in nature than what many children would pick.
    Overall, the award probably illustrates the difference between the books adults choose for children and books children choose for themselves. I have a feeling this tension will never end.
    A quick scan of some winners over the last 100 years shows the variety and complexity of children’s literature in the English-reading world:
    1923 – The Voyages of Doctor Doolittle by Hugh Lofting
    1931 – The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth
    1938 – The White Stag by Kate Seredy
    1940 – Daniel Boone by James Dougherty
    1944 – Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
    1951 – Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates
    1957 – Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen
    1963 – A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
    1970 – Sounder by William H. Armstrong
    1972 – Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
    1978 – Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
    1984 – Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
    1986 – Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
    1999 – Holes by Louis Sachar
    2013 – The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
    2022 – The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera
    Six authors have won the medal twice, the most recent being Kate DiCamillo in 2004 and 2014.
    Laura Ingalls Wilder was a finalist honoree five times between 1938-1944 but did not win the medal. More recently, Jacqueline Woodson was a finalist four times between 2006-2015.
    There is no question books for children in the broader publishing market are much more diverse in style, theme, and story than those in the specifically Christian publishing world. Certainly, some of the Newbery Medalists over the last one hundred years were written from a Christian worldview, but many were not.
    Glancing through the themes of those books and authors honored by the ALA shows an amazing creativity and literary spark which hopefully inspires Christian writers who are crafting their next great story for kids.
    But it is still adults with the money making decisions for kids. Not certain those two groups will ever be on the same page.”

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  6. False negatives are notoriously common with those at-home tests — I wonder how useful those tests even are. Follow up with another (better) test if you think you still could be infected and should be quarantining.

    I have a virtual port meeting today.

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  7. My favorite children’s chapter book is Hitty:Her First Hundred Years. It was a Newberry Winner.
    My other favorite is Ira Sleeps Over. It’s too dated now though. Does anyone even know how to make chains from gum wrappers anymore? And how bored did you have to be to take the time to do it?

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  8. Jo, that is a long time to wait for your renters to be out. Do you stay with family all that time? Praying for a good adjustment for all.

    We were shocked when my husband had to go to the hospital for a Covid test before his routine surgery and then were just handed the test kit in a bag with instruction. There was no place good to do it, so we stood in a relatively dark lobby reading the directions and doing the test. The directions were to only put the wand a 1/2 inch in and both nostrils were tested with the same swab. Lots of room for error I would think. I wouldn’t have been surprised for it being self-administered at a drug store, but at the hospital I was surprised.

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  9. Speaking of book rejections, when I was searching for material for the Mark Twain live show I do, I found the following. It concerns when Twain went to get his first book published. He was rejected. many years later he met that publisher again, who told Twain:

    “I am substantially an obscure person, but I have at least one distinction to my credit of such colossal dimensions that it entitles me to immortality—to wit: I refused a book of yours, and for this I stand without competitor as the prize [idiot*] of the nineteenth century.”

    It was a most handsome apology, and I told him so, and said it was a long-delayed revenge but was sweeter to me than any other that could be devised; that during the lapsed twenty-one years I had in fancy taken his life several times every year, and always in new and increasingly cruel and inhuman ways, but that now I was pacified, appeased, happy, even jubilant; and that thenceforth I should hold him my true and valued friend and never kill him again.

    *The original word begins with ‘a’, so I changed it for the modern audience, especially since the first time was for high school students.

    The book was eventually published by someone else and titled The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches.

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  10. I read all the Newberry winners one summer. I enjoyed many, saw little point to some. I’m not so quick to read the winners now–especially because of their subject matters.

    I know Dan Balow. A good man.

    I didn’t realize you are moving, Kim. Would love to see where. 🙂

    Finally, an at-home day. Except Mr. Father-of-a-new-homeowner will be at the other house this afternoon and I’m trying not to feel guilty I don’t want to go and do any of the myriad things needing to be done.

    Am I lazy? Or just tired?

    Bible study and blog writing, here I come. Finally!

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  11. is it morning yet? How could it be afternoon.
    Well I guess when you pull a Michelle and get up at 2am and later have a snack of toast and then read til 6am when you are finally ready to sleep.

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  12. It’s difficult to go a day without lifting anything over 5 lbs. That meant Art had to carry my purse to the car yesterday😳

    My friend, since I told her of my health situation the day before yesterday, already has a physical scheduled for tomorrow.😀

    It’s really hot and more humid today. We only hit 98° yesterday so did not break the 1964 record that had been predicted.
    Many plants are wilting so I get exercise toting small pitchers of water out to revive at least some of the flowers.

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  13. Hmmm….I wrote a post this morning but it is missing…my Mother would say “it must not have been important”! 😊

    Experienced a new stylist and liked what she did. She is kind of crazy but perhaps there will be an opportunity. But it takes 45 minutes to get there in heavy traffic….what happened to my “little town”?!

    I need to find a new book to read. I have been sloshing through Dombey and Son and while I find the characters interesting it gets so wordy and off track for me. This is my third attempt and I am afraid I just may not pick it back up to finish…again!

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  14. NancyJill, that is one of the reasons I enjoy reading The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring so much. The messages are all good. No yuck to wade through. And God has blessed me with the ability to not remember what I have read so it is always fresh! Saves on buying books as well.

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  15. I just finished writing two blog posts about the prophet Jonah.

    Did you know he stayed in Nineveh after calling them to repentance and fell in love with the Ninevites?

    They built him a fabulous tomb when he died.

    In 2014, ISIL blew it up.

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  16. Tuesday, and the following Tuesday. The video comes from the July 5 post, but you’ve seen the most dramatic video.

    Indeed, the only one. I was amazed at all I learned about the guy!

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