This week has been so stinkin’ busy! I had someone look over Creative K Kids, and so I ended up spending a lot of time trying to repair issues that I had. Thus, I now have a new comment plug-in that I hope will work–no one could leave comments with my old system. I am just waiting to see if all my old comments get switched into what I am using now. Then there were the normal household tasks plus getting all our school items ready for back-to-school.
So, once again, I can’t remember too many thoughts. When I went to bed one early morning, I remembered a few; but I didn’t take the time to write them down.
Wednesday morning, I went to a funeral for a father of a classmate that I had in high school. He died of pancreatic cancer and had a terrible last year of his life. I have fond memories of him trying to teach me how to ski for a whole day when I went on a youth outing. He was so patient with me! He would also listen to me quote verses every Sunday night when I was in high school. Memorizing verses was part of a program we had in order to be able to go on a mission trip. He would let me have more errors than I probably should have had. I am so glad that he is in heaven and out of pain although I know his family will miss him.
At his funeral, the pastor quoted these verses from Psalm 91:
1He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”
3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
4 He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
The pastor then mentioned how he would try to walk in his father’s shadow when he was a small boy, but in order to do so, he had to stay close to his father. He gave the analogy that if we are to abide under the shadow of the Almighty, then we have to stay close to him. We must get in His Word and make Him a priority.
One more thought:
The news has been full about the suicide of Robin Williams and bloggers have been writing posts about it. I wasn’t even going to touch it as I don’t know enough. But here are my initial thoughts: just because someone is laughing and looks happy doesn’t mean that they are happy. Care enough to see behind the facade and to help where you can. Also, I loved this blog post by Ann Voskamp about What the Church and Christians need to Know about Suicide and Mental Health. She is a beautiful writer and writes posts that strike a chord within me.
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