It’s been a very busy day, but I managed to squeeze in a nap. It is nice autumnal weather, for now, a bit rainy, a bit cooler. Very nice. I love the seasonal changes here in West Virginia, as compared to Louisiana (where I grew up) we have actually have 4. I am not sure how it is where you live, but the mast for the woodland creatures are way down. Either we are going to have a bad winter or we are going to have a bad winter. Deer are starting to come down from the mountains, and from what I understand, so are the bears. They haven’t made it into the city – yet.
At the park this morning, the ducks and geese swarmed us. We even had a squirrel come pretty close to us. We read from the Mosaic material – perhaps you’ve heard of the Mosaic Bible from Tyndale? The theme this week was Creativity. Not that difficult to explain to my children. We seem to loose our creativity as we age.
The suggested reading was Psalm 19:
The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard. Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world. God has made a home in the heavens for the sun. It bursts forth like a radiant bridegroom after his wedding. It rejoices like a great athlete eager to run the race. The sun rises at one end of the heavens and follows its course to the other end. Nothing can hide from its heat. The instructions of the LORD are perfect, reviving the soul. The decrees of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The commandments of the LORD are right, bringing joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are clear, giving insight for living. Reverence for the LORD is pure, lasting forever. The laws of the LORD are true; each one is fair. They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold. They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the comb. They are a warning to your servant, a great reward for those who obey them. How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart? Cleanse me from these hidden faults. Keep your servant from deliberate sins! Don’t let them control me. Then I will be free of guilt and innocent of great sin. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer. For the choir director: A psalm of David. (Psa 19:1-14 NLT)
On the baby front, we now have the paint for the nursery, having decided to wait until we order the bedding and have it arrive – it did. I don’t see the big deal. Put a sheet on the floor, a few pillows – more money for books, etc… But, no…. We, this week, we are in the final process of painting the nursery, rearranging the house, and packing midnight run clothes.
The due date is October 13th – I am thinking the 8th – my wife feels that it might be earlier.
It is such an awesome feeling to feel the life in the womb. And a bit Alien. But, I will miss it.
I have a few posts already completed for the week! A jump start!
I hope each of you have a great week – and here is a favorite song, old, and country-fied.