Blackberry had a nail that needed a vet, so we were off to the vet this morning.
Coffee night with my "sisters" is tonight. After several snowy nights when we had to cancel we are finally hoping tonight works out. We have birthdays to celebrate and much to catch up on. I can't tell you how having a couple of dearest friends to share life with helps with everything.
I encourage you to build friendships!
Friendship is a gift from God.
I have a niece who is giving birth to twins this summer. I was able to craft two cute baby blankets for them this past weekend.
We had a family reunion, of sorts, too. I got to meet my third cousin and her family. It turns out she lives in the next town over, teaches second grade in the same school where I taught second grade 30 years ago, and her husband has a form of leukemia.
I don't believe in coincidence.
It was really fun to get to know her a little.
It's interesting to see how many people may be crossing your path on a daily basis and you may be fourth or fifth cousins with them! Truly fascinating.
The snow has blanketed us thickly over the weekend. It's blindingly white and beautiful. I look out and have an instant lift to my heart.
So bright. So pure.
Margaret was home for the weekend with my "new" daughter, Abby. I get them home every few days, and it is a joy. They work together at a halfway house downtown Minneapolis.
They desperately need a break from the drama there every so often. Mental health preservation is important.
We cannot fix people who never learned to live. Only God can do that. We can be compassionate and meet their needs for survival, but ultimately it is the power of God that saves and transforms. No where else is that so obvious but in such an environment.
Many things to hash out in the world: school shootings, politics, Billy Graham's death, the Olympics, the slide toward Armageddon.
Jan Markell has a good program this weekend about occult practices that have been adopted by Christians, supposedly transformed, to be spiritually "Christian." (Tarot cards, for example)
It's a good program.
We are astounded at the lack of discernment in our world, then we remember Satan's deception. We remember that the world is lost. We remember that he comes as an angel of light, masked in beauty to the unwitting masses.
The way is broad to destruction.
I was reading about Charles Darwin and his upbringing this morning. He couldn't get over the knowledge the Bible presents about hell. He preferred to ignore it, explain away God, circumvent anything Biblical. The source I was reading asserts that he probably never cracked open a Bible while studying theology in England.
His lack of reading God's Word robbed Him of its transforming effect.
Charles Darwin eternally suffers for it, and is dragging millions, if not billions, into suffering behind him.
Awesome awful thought.
Crack open the Word of God today. Let the Holy Spirit speak to you through His very Word.
The days are fleeing by. How much time do we have? Surely not much.