Vanessa had some excellent thoughts about this book and singleness in
general. I thought you might enjoy reading what she has to say. She is a young woman who works as a nurse here in the States, but her heart is on the mission field, specifically Russia. I love that she does her work in the medical field to the best of her ability and for the glory of God. Her focus is on pleasing Him, no matter where His will has lead her.
Update on us: Isaac and I are both feeling better. :)
...one of my favorite things in the whole wide world!
This is only the fourth new Bible I've owned as an teen/adult. I
earned my first reference Bible at the age of 16, I think. I spent the
summer painting my dad's workshed in our backyard, and my "pay" was a
brand new green Schofield reference KJV Bible.
I was thrilled to finally have a "grown up" Bible.
I bought a smaller
black Schofield Bible while in college. (I worked in the bookstore, so
I got a discount!) Then several years ago, I bought a generic burgundy
Bible (still KJV) with no references in it. That's the one I've used until now.
I love the smell of a new Bible, the feel of it, the cleanness of it.
I know it will not stay clean for long...my goal has always been to
have a dirty Bible! By "dirty" I mean that I want it filled with notes
and references and marked up places. I love to see watermarks from
tears and smudges of fingerprints all over it. I like creases in the
cover and a frayed ribbon marker. I want my Bibles to be a testimony
of all that God is doing in my life.
I think I'm really going to enjoy this one. It is a lovely burgundy
color. (I do like my bible in different colors!) It is a Cambridge
Bible (KJV). It has no references and no concordance in the back. I
would've preferred a concordance, but it wasn't available in this style
and size. I don't like my Bibles to be too big for my hands, you
know? I want it to be easy for me to handle.
I cannot live without a Bible. It is just too important to me. It is not that I am super spiritual...it is because I am super needy! I cannot get through a day without some kind of input from this Book that God has magnified about His Name (Psalm 138:2). If it is that precious to God, then just consider how precious it should be to us.
I am so thankful and thrilled to have a new Bible...but I am even more grateful for the Words in that Bible. They are not new. They are ancient and yet they speak right to my soul today; and I am thrilled to know that when I need something for my day tomorrow, this Book will hold the answers that I need.
If you are a fan of rip-roaring thunderstorms, you really should come to Florida during the summer.
storms were predicted for several hours before they actually got here,
so I was able to get outside in the yard to pick up a few
things...cardboard boxes that hadn't made it into the garbage can, a
piece of tubing that will eventually be part of our central a/c system,
and a watering can.
I also moved a bag of playground sand, then
later wondered if that was such a good idea. After I came back inside,
I kept feeling twinges all over - my upper back, my hip, my lower
back. I am happy to say, however, that as of this morning, all is
well! Nothing seems to be any the worse for wear. I think I am just
starting to use muscles that have been dormant for a while, and they
were protesting my use of them. How dare they???
Hey, are you looking for a good mystery to read this summer? Here's a review of one by my bloggy friend Cheryl at Copperswife. I'm always excited to get a "thumbs up" on a good mystery series!
was happy to be able to tackle a good deal of the laundry yesterday.
Doug has been doing most of the laundry on the weekends, except for the
week my mom was here. It's just too much for me to sort, then carry
the clothes to the washer; and then the stretching and bending to move
it from washer to dryer was not a task I could do either. So, it was
nice to be able to do some of it by myself yesterday. Now, mind you, I
still have a large stack of undies and pjs sitting on the end of my
couch, but still...some of it got finished.
had a drowsy, slow-moving day yesterday. I'm not sure what's going on
with him. I'm hoping that he was just recovering from his busy day of
therapy on Wednesday. He was certainly in a good mood, though, and we
laughed and giggled all day long. His laughter is so contagious...I
don't even try to stop myself. It does good like a medicine...and that
is good for both of us!
Well, I have several things on my to-do
list for today. One of those is to make my weekly visit to the
chiropractor. Hopefully, that will go smoothly, and I'll be back home
to finish that to-do list soon.
I pray that you have a great
weekend, and that you are able to assemble with like-minded believer's
in church on Sunday. If you have no plans to attend, I heartily
recommend that you change those plans and be in the Lord's house if you
physically can. Your spirit will be fed by the preaching of the Word
of God, and you will be encouraged by the fellowship with other
*Edited to add: when I returned home from the chiropractor, my mom had swept the house and folded all that laundry!!! Whooo hooo for mamas!!