Late again today, for which apologies to the Lord and to all who stop in.
Yesterday exhausted us both, and we slept in FAR longer than we normally would. Cats tried to wake us up around 05:00/ NOT what we wanted, so I put them out of the bedroom and closed and blocked the door, and went back to sleep. Caught up, some.
And then lots and lots of the "urgent" that overtook the "important" (with abject apologies to my one-time coaches in Franklin/Covey time management practices, that emphasized the distinctions). I am somewhat caught up, though not nearly where I should be.
And it appears that the severe foot pain that I've been experiencing for well over a month now, is a case of plantar fasciitis, like a pulled muscle or something in that region of the foot/ankle. Hurts awful sometimes, and I've been hobbling around in pain for well over a month now. There are some physical therapy-type exercises, etc. which I guess I'll try out. Trying to avoid having to get a cortisone shot.
On the subject of shots, next-door niece is VERY pregnant. The "due date" is supposed to be the 18th, which is less than two weeks from now. I'm not a betting man, but if I were, I'd guess that she'll be lucky to make it to the weekend (and she's scheduled to work tomorrow, with Dear Wife "watching" the Little One. And Wife is sure that she and I need to go to be vaccinated for pertussis (whooping cough to most of us) lest we infect the New Arrival. May have to wait until around the 20th when the Social Security hits, we just don't have the $95- $100 or so that it would cost AFTER insurance. Just another issue. We've seen worse.
We've been watching the news. Moslems killing people in London, in the name of their demon-god. Apparently, something like it in Australia. But the "cool kids" on TV and the UN and academia and the Transnational Progressivists, are certain (or say so) that the real danger is "Islamophobia". I remember the conflict between Elijah and the prophets of Ba'al and King Ahab their patron. But only after much loss. May happen again, too. Sadly.
Worse, by my lights, are the supposedly Christian "leaders" in too many places who are suggesting prayer to the Lord, but also prayer to Allah. Nope.
Our Old Testament passage today is chapters 17, 18, and 19 of 2nd Chronicles.
More of the same struggle.
II Chronicles 18
II Chronicles 19
The New Testament reading is chapter 15 in the Gospel of John. This, and the next few days' readings as well, are part of the very intense time at the Last Supper, between the moment Judas slid out to work the Great Betrayal, and the arrival of the soldiers.