Quiet here. Dear Wife seems to be running a fever of some sort, has been for several days, again. She suffers from a spectrum of autoimmune diseases, meaning that the body's systems to fight of infections, various germs and virii and assorted nasties, have somehow been redirected to consider various body systems as being those nasties, with yucky results, The treatments for that syndrome generally amount to repressing those immune systems in toto, making the invasions by the actual nasties easier. She's had to defer some of the meds that repress those systems, but trying to achieve an equitable balance is difficult. To say the least. Just more fun.
And she's scheduled to "watch" the great--niece tomorrow. On the schedule is taking that same urchin to the near-by public library, which hosts a "story time" program for the pre-schoolers. So we're to take her, and her cousin (wife's nephew's daughter) to the program. It lets me go to the library as well, which is an old habit of ours. And gets the kids accustomed to these magic places of books.
We hope that she'll be "up to it" for that tomorrow.
The library has a pretty good collection for a small local branch, even has a good bit of works by worthy authors like Max Lucado. Probably wouldn't find that in San Francisco or New York City.
The Old Testament reading today is chapters 5 and 6 of Daniel. Some of the better-known stories out of the Bible. Who has not heard the account of Daniel in the lions' den? Or noted the references to the handwriting on the wall? Someone's determined faithfulness several thousand years' ago still echoes today.
The New Testament's passage is chapter 4 of 1st John. This would be a good one for memorization, and certainly for great familiarity. Yes, "we love Him, because He first loved us".
I John 4