Just a quiet day. Dear Wife over next door with the Great-Niece as mom is at work. I'm here, running the vacuum cleaner and doing laundry and such. Staring at the walls. Occasional VERY heavy rain and wind, thermometer falling fast.
Listening to dog barking next door, hours and hours. Neighbor got married, died two months later or so. Dog was his. The "grieving widow" spends most of her time gone: went to Michigan last weekend and was gone for about four days, leaving dog chained up in a fenced in area about 40 feet from our bedroom window. Without over-much in the way of food or water and no companionship whatever. Neighbor on other side finally took some food over, which was nice but which didn't pause the incessant barking. Not the worst problem in human history, but one of those aggravations we could have happily done without.
Gray and rainy day. With a prediction for SNOW tonight and tomorrow morning. SNOW!! In April!! Yes, it happens, going to happen again it appears. We saw this morning that we have some sort of purple flowers that have appeared. Don't know if they'll survive this.
And the gray and dreary has matched my mood. Every go around feeling like you are re-living an old bad dream, one you originally had some time back, one that was gray and drear? That's been me today. Not sure if it's a premonition of something or what. Not much in the "joy of the Lord" frame of mind today.
Song of the Day: I See The Lord
I believe Ron Kenoly first brought this piece. In a choral setting, it is something! I was blessed to be part of two church chorus groups, in two states at that, who sang this. It has an enormous amount of meaning for me. The text is from Isaiah 6:1-8, which has been on my mind lately.
Our passage in the Old Testament is chapters 18 and 19 of Judges. Again, a repeated phrase.
Our New Testament reading is verses 25-42 of Luke chapter 10.