FOR TODAY August 31, 2014
Outside my window… dark. It was seriously hot today — 96F.
I am thinking… about the Victoria Osteen debacle and the various quotations from Luther’s works that apply.
I am thankful… for my mother-in-law letting me sleep in the last few days because I’ve been up dealing with a sick kid or on-call in case we have to do an ER trip.
In the kitchen… clean. I just loaded the dishwasher.
I am praying for… Mary of Passionate Perserverance as she and her husband make decisions regarding their daughter Courtney.
I am going… to hopefully catch up on sleep tonight.
I am wondering… about a number of things in my life that I can’t talk about on here.
I am reading… Gone with the Win by Mary Daheim — it’s one of her B & B mysteries so it makes fun of a number of Seattle institutions and landmarks. I finished up all the scrapbooking mysteries by Laura Childs and have ordered all of the Cackleberry Club books of hers from the library.
I am hoping… to have a good day with Daniel tomorrow as he’ll be off school for Labor Day. We might hit up the mall to go for a walk.
I am looking forward to… my dentist appointment on Tuesday, hoping that we will get me into an endodontist with all possible speed to fix my broken tooth and end my jaw pain.
I am hearing… Mary of Passionate Perseverance doing her “Coffee for the Heart” video from this past week.
Around the house… quiet — I’m the only one up.
A favorite quote for today… “The Christian says, ‘Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for those desires exists. A baby feels hunger: well, there is such a thing as food. A duckling wants to swim: well, there is such a thing as water. Men feel sexual desire: well, there is such a thing as sex. If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. If none of my earthly pleasures satisfy it, that does not prove that the universe is a fraud. Probably earthly pleasures were never meant to satisfy it, but only to arouse it, to suggest the real thing. If that is so, I must take care, on the one hand, never to despise, or to be unthankful for, these earthly blessings, and on the other, never to mistake them for the something else of which they are only a kind of copy, or echo, or mirage. I must keep alive in myself the desire for my true country, which I shall not find till after death; I must never let it get snowed under or turned aside; I must make it the main object of life to press on to that country and to help others to do the same.”
One of my favorite things… ice. Chewing it numbs my jaw a bit.
A few plans for the rest of the week: dentist appointment on Tuesday morning, doctor’s appointment for Daniel on Tuesday afternoon, and whatever else comes up.
A peek into my day…
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