I see that there is still EIGHT FEET of SNOW on the higher elevations in California! More of that "glow-bull warming" no doubt. Yes, that, "Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming" is one the greatest frauds in human history. No, it doesn't rank with the serpent's lies to Eve in the Garden, but it ranks high nonetheless.
Doing a bit of running around the house today. Sister-in-law is having a garage sale. Niece next door, ready to give birth about any minute it appears, is taking some stuff over. Dear Wife has decided to get rid of some dishes and no-longer-fitting jeans, etc. So, of course, Yours Truly is doing the lift and carry stuff. Leaving here very shortly, but She is snoozing on the recliner for another 20 minutes or so. I'm not.
2nd load of clothes in dryer, I've had to wash the winter's soot off the dishes and such (not the clothes) stuff she's selling. Had a muffin for breakfast and nothing since and probably not until eventide. What fun!
Cats are off in their alternate universe. TV off, things are quiet. Temporarily.
The Old Testament reading is chapters 26, 27, and 28 of 2nd Chronicles.
This is painful. A few good kings, but not all. And the nation and the culture as a whole degenerate far and fast. And deep. This is ugly. We see more and more the evil practices of the surrounding nations being adopted in the nation, often right beside the rites to the true Lord. And then supplanting what little real -- or feigned ritualistic -- worship did occur.
The end is near. It will be ugly. Think it can't happen again??
II Chronicles 27
Our New Testament passage is chapter 17 in the Gospel of John. This is Jesus in prayer to the Father in the Garden, just before the soldiers come for Him. A few minutes in time, but tremendously significant.