Day 131 (October 11, 2015) 

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We went to church.  The sermon was on the topic of being created in God’s image.  The preacher referenced an article from the online magazine SBC LIFE in which the author wrote:

God is the Creator. His glory is displayed in His creation. We have an insatiable desire to create, whether producing a piece of art, starting a business, writing a book, or landscaping the yard. While our creativity is different from God’s, who made everything from nothing, the linkage of the image of God in man in creation to the cultural mandate in Genesis 1:26-27 speaks to our creative responsibility.

After church, we grilled out for lunch.  We cooked the entire pork loin as chops and side meat (in other words, without fat and with fat).  We seasoned it with mesquite or Mrs. Dash garlic.  Yes, it was that good.  Jessie ate well and it was a well-balanced meal.

After lunch, we went to the same park we went to two weeks ago.  There was a lot of walking, but the day was singularly beautiful.  Jessie played in the water, played at a playground, and rode a carousel.

We listened to a football game on the radio.

We had a bowl of ice cream.  Jessie’s grandfather stopped by just to say hi.

Jessie’s oldest sister left to go back to her Monday thru Friday life.

We visited a friend.

We finished the third book of Anne of Green Gables.  Finally, Anne figures out she loves Gilbert.  They kiss.  Lights fade.  Que the credits.  Music.

Jessie and I read Bible and prayed.  She doesn’t need to be reminded about p.j.s and brushing teeth.  She’s got the routine down to a science.

Day 131 ended not with a bang, but a whimper.

Blessings:  A break from a long but fulfilling week to enjoy family and a Lord’s Day rest.  Being created in God’s image and being creative.  Starting to tell a friend a story and them interrupting and saying, “Oh, I just read that on the blog.”  Jessie’s oldest sister.


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