Since then I’ve been doing some reading. That has been hard for me lately. I’ve had trouble concentrating. There were far too many things going on, and I deperately needed a change of scenery- and weather. I got both. So my concentration has returned. As you may have noticed, I read Brian McLaren’s A New Kind of Christian. Dr. Nicole taught me to read those I don’t agree with (or other ivew points) so I can see their own arguments first hand lest someone mischaracterize them. Glad I read it, and I still disagree with him.
In addition to starting to read Job, I’m reading Sinclair Ferguson’s book on Ruth, Faithful God. It is really good. As someone who is going through a difficult time, I need that reminder that God’s plan is not always evident until it has completely unfolded. And that might be long after you’re gone.
It’s not all serious- I’m reading a Dean Koontz novel I picked off the bookshelf here.
I’ve been helping my brother-in-law get the website ready for his business. I’ll also be helping to get their financial system integrated on the software. My sister-in-law has too much going on the learn the system and get it all integrated herself. Since the guys at Riedinger & Sons are heading off to Mississippi for a missions trip today, I’ll be able to work on this with no new invoices etc.
The weather has been quite varied. Plenty of sun, and plenty of rain too. The tempuratures are mostly in the 60′s-70′s. A very nice change of pace allowing me to sit outside and read. Sadly, no cigars to enjoy outside. But my sister-in-law provided me with some Smithwick’s Irish Ale as a treat. Quite nice.
I helped my other brother-in-law work on his new house today. I was priming the dry wall in a few closets. And tonight I’m cooking some Cajun Back Ribs.
I know some of you are more concerned about the kids. They are having a blast. CavGirl loves coming here and playing with her cousins. It is the first time CavBoy has come to the Farm. He might be feeling a bit left behind as she goes on adventures with her cousins. But he’s getting more adventurous. Both are playing long and hard, so naps and night time have been met with quickly nodding off to sleep. Parenting has required less time and energy.
I got some great pictures of the humming birds. At one point there were 5 vying for the feeder. I couldn’t get the beautiful finch. He was too skittish when I came near with the camera. That and the territorial battle he was engaged in with another bird. I don’t have the right software here, so posting any of them will have to wait.
I was disappointed to discover that my capo and picks were not in the guitar case where I thought I left them. This greatly reduces what I can do with old vacation guitar while I’m up here.
Well, a beautiful sunny afternoon is calling my name.