The early morning walk starts at 6:30, after we do an hour of work online. We go through the lanes and streets with our yard dog. Gypsy needs a long walk - and even so he is frisky throughout the day.
|A quick learner: no tugging on the leash|
and an immediate sit-down when we pause
|We are surprised when our helper hails us as|
we're walking past her house.
|The ingredients for Chai tea: Indian basil, |
ginger, cinnamon, and peppercorns
|Friends old and new|
|Exploring the tea cupboard|
It's time to review our year. We discuss how God has blessed us. And how have we blessed others? We are so grateful for people who have supported us during this transition to a change of vocation. We love this city and its people but there are times when we really miss old friends. Knowing we're not forgotten helps a lot :-) .
|Funniest snap of the day: on the opposite hilltop, |
a cell tower disguised as a very tall tree (left)
Read more: (ESV)
*David and all Israel were dancing before God with all their might, with song and lyres and harps and tambourines and cymbals and trumpets. 1 Chronicles 13:8
*For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
*God gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. Daniel 2:21
*The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. Luke 2:20
*Do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5:17
Loving Giver of life, receive our words and deeds of celebration as offerings of praise and thanksgiving for the magnificent gift of your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Please accept our undying gratitude for his life, death, and resurrection.
It is difficult to discern your will, God of Wisdom. The Scriptures inform us, but interpretations can be controversial, even adversarial. Forgive our allowance of such disagreements to obstruct the work of your Spirit in us. Show us how to live the way, the truth, and the life of sacrificial love. Amen.