And so we begin again.
Might be an interesting week. I'm starting to feel a little bit better. Was able to attend worship services yesterday, a special event, and was glad to be able to attend. But had to leave right after the last "Amen" to come to to take care of Wife. She's feeling a bit better, a bit. Got word from the lab people that she does not have autoimmune hepatitis, which is a good thing to be sure. She (meaning we, in practice) are on the hook to "watch" the Great-Niece on Thursday at least. Outside chance of more, but Thursday seems to be in stone. And we have on the schedule a procedure at the specialist on Friday morning. I need to run by library today or Tuesday to return two books. I had placed on on "request" from another branch, that was several weeks ago and I've heard nothing whatever.
More chilly weather tonight. Last night danced around and slightly below the freezing point and tonight is expected to be likewise. So we had freeze warnings. Saturday night was nearly as cold. In MAY!! By mid-week, the lows are expected to make it all the way up into the low 40's and the "highs" into the low to mid 60's. Too bloody cold for this time of year by my measure. Mentioning it it invites some pretty nasty invective from the Gore-bots who truly believe in 'global warming". I noted last evening that, just in a 20-mile radius of here, we saw a range of temperatures at the various measurement stations that varied from 43.0° to 52.7°. So claims of sure and certain knowledge of a world-wide average temperature are suspect at best. And they've issued another "Freeze Warning" for tonight!
Wife got word just a short while ago that a close friend/extended family member died during the night. Taking it hard, and crying as she passes the news on to some who had not yet been informed. Part of the network I guess. So far as I can tell, there is only one remaining member in her family of the generation before hers. I've had none on my side since my own dad passed in 2011. So we're now "the old ones" I guess.
The Old Testament reading today is chapters 16, 17, and 18 of 1st Kings.
Here we see wickedness, and a great prophet of the Lord, Elijah. And we see Ahab.
We also see judgment upon the prophets of Baal. Most uncomfortable for those, even in the church, who think that condemning false gods is A Bad Thing and "judgmental" and all of that. Elijah, as directed, slaughtered them.
I Kings 17
I Kings 18
The New Testament reading for the day is verses 29-51 of chapter 1 in the Gospel of John.
Jesus is on the scene now, and John the Baptizer testifies to Him.