Oy!

They called it a “buzz cut”, but, ah–no.  Skinhead is what they’ve done.  It’s like a bald head that has just started to grow in… our Student looks like a CONVICT!!  The excuse is that the haircutter is new and has a lot more combs than the old one, so “use the shortest comb” does NOT mean the same as it used to!  The Mom has now put THAT comb away–far away!  Ah well, it’ll grow in soon enough.  Hopefully before the wedding in July…

We’ve graduated from being quite busy, to thinking-there’s-not-much-to-do & when-that’s-done-we-can-get-some-extra-things-done but we-never-quite-make-it.  So, (in case you’re wondering what that all means) that’s just a little closer to working on that long list of “extra things”!

Here’s a great thought that we’ve probably shared before, since it does repeat itself in our emailed verse-for-the-day, but it’s worth sharing again  (you can get your own here):

1 Corinthians 1:18
“The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”

Thoughts on today’s verse
Power! We love power. We love the sound and fury of power. We love the ability to change things that power brings. But the greatest power ever unleashed on this earth was the power displayed when the Almighty God held back his power while his Son was persecuted and murdered so we could be saved. Now that’s an awesome display of power.

Prayer:
Holy and Majestic God on high, I praise you for your incredible might and power. But I also thank you for your love, which guides the release of that power. Thank you for knowing that I am but dust without your sustaining Spirit. Thank you for saving me by withholding your mighty power so I could be pardoned by your sacrificial power. Through Jesus’ mercy I offer this prayer. Amen.

Walk to Rivendell:  We stop for lunch at about 2 pm, still in the trees.

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