Very abbreviated this morning. Dear Wife had a bad day yesterday, and was in bed last night before 8:30. Which is OK, it's been the case before, but today is the Big Birthday Party for the Great-Nephew. Attendance is pretty much mandatory, though even that is not 100% certain even this close. We shall see. Even if we do go, I'm not sure we'll stay very long. She enjoys these family things, and since we have sub-zero opportunity to do it with our own kids, my childless sister lives a day's journey away, my own nephews are even further, and such, we have to "borrow" other people's kids and grand-kids, etc. to be able to get in on these things. Loneliness is no fun: I've been stuck in it virtually my entire life. I can handle it, after a fashion. She can't, not really. So we will certainly make an effort.
A quick mention of a link to a site and posting that I think worth mentioning. The poster is Corby Stephens, who I'd not heard of before, but followed a suggestion from someone else. His post, the one that I was directed to, is entitled Jesus; Savior, Lord, and Mentor? and it's on his site. I think it's worth the read.
The Old Testament passage: chapters 14 and 15 of Joshua
Our New Testament reading: Luke 4:33-44