Bonnie left early (4:30 a.m. early) yesterday morning to return to Alaska. She said she slept all the way from DC to Seattle — that was a true answer to prayer! She now has the weekend to recover from being in a car for 8 days, and then she will return to work on Monday. Have I said how grateful I am for a sister-friend like Bonnie??
Today a small group from Village Midlothian is moving most of our belongings from the storage unit to our new home. My plan is to go over each day this week and tackle a bit at a time. Tanya and Matthew will be here on the 27th, and Tod comes “home” on the 28th, and I want to have the house semi-ready for them.
Looking at my calendar, I realized that we have just completed week 25 of 2010. I’ve been enjoying my Bible reading this year; I’m curious to hear what your stories are about how you have been awed by God’s majesty and challenged by His grace and mercy. I’m just finishing up Nehemiah and in Chapter 4 of Acts. I am challenged by Peter and John’s boldness, and their joy in the face of extreme trials. Nehemiah’s perseverance and dedication to God and His Word amazes me. I’ve also revisited “My Utmost for His Highest” which is a daily devotional by Oswald Chambers. It doesn’t seem to matter how many times I go through this work–God’s Word continues to be just what I need to hear, when I need to hear it.
As far as daily study, I’ve taken a break during the whole move and travel period (pretty much May and June). However, I’m looking forward to digging back in to Ezra, Haggai and Zechariah (I think I only have a couple of chapters left in Ezra, and a few in Zechariah). Then, it’s back to Isaiah. What are you studying this summer?