After a challenging devotional time talking about the last days of King Josiah in 2 Chronicles (is that a book in the Bible?) we began to tackle cutting the grass around our community center area and painting a nearby soccer/field hockey field. Then it began to rain.
As I write I’m waiting for Mayra to return with Bill and Bel Roberts. They went the whole way downtown to the Ciudadela, a whole block of shop-to-you-drop opportunities. I get worn out just thinking about it.
It has been a delight to house Bill and Bel for the last several days. Bill has many good one-lines, but my favorite is when he reminds us he is a Vil (Bill) Pecador. Vil sounds like Bill, and vil means vile in Spanish so…oh, never mind, if you don’t get it, that’s just too bad.
Tomorrow begins a three day youth camp that Tiffany and Tina are organizing. We also hope to paint another side of the water tower in front our our market area, painting it a green with white lines for the frontón/handball players that use the tower face.
I’ve been thinking and praying a lot today for Rex, who is Zach and Vonnie Netzler’s son, recovering from successful eye surgery today.
Time for a cup of coffee I think. Thanks, Karin, for the bag of Starbucks! The quote of the day is in honor of Marcy, who is currently reading A Grief Observed, by C.S. Lewis.
Quote of the Day: If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man. We have all seen this when doing arithmetic. When I have started a sum the wrong way, the sooner I admit this and go back and start again, the faster I shall get on. There is nothing progressive about being pig headed and refusing to admit a mistake. And I think if you look at the present state of the world, it is pretty plain that humanity has been making some big mistake. We are on the wrong road. And if that is so, we must go back. Going back is the quickest way on.
Lewis, C. S. Mere Christianity (pp. 28-29).