Week in Review

This ‘n’ That — Yes, Really

Thanks for your patience.

As you might imagine, I usually write Friday’s post the evening before it posts. This Thursday, though, we had such lovely weather that I couldn’t justify ignoring the yard work to instead sit in front of my computer (especially since that’s what I do all day).

I love the tension that exists on days like this. When the air is crisp, the leaves are falling, those that have already fallen are crunching under your feet, and yet the sun shines nearly as bright and warm as it did in the summer. Being trapped between two seasons may be a bit frustrating from a wardrobe perspective, but it truly gives us the best of two worlds. It also seems to serve as a reminder, as the days grow shorter and cooler, that it will not last forever. Spring will arrive again, and with it the colors and fragrances that bring us so much hope and joy as we emerge from the darkness of winter.

There’s a metaphor there, but I’m leaving it for you to decipher as homework. As for me, I’m off to enjoy yet another fine evening before we say goodbye to the warm temperatures for the next several months.

Well, after waiting an extra day I hope you are not disappointed in your week in review (kind of):

  • This actually really bothers me. The Peanuts specials airing on network TV each holiday season is a tradition, and there was no reason to mess with it.
  • I’m not familiar with this hymn, but the lyrics are lovely!
  • That’s not okay.
  • Doctors with “long-term Covid” are seeing the difficulties patients face.
  • Tea to the rescue!
  • Here’s your weekly dose of adorable.
  • Because cats are amazing and larger than life.
  • It’s so sad that this investigation has to happen, but I am encouraged to see how this church is handling the situation. I wish more churches would take abuse this seriously.
  • Well, of course. We knew this would happen if you gather a large amount of people together and don’t follow the rules. And yes, the headline is misleading, but I struggle to believe the so-called “outbreak” stops at three. I know I’m stepping on toes here, and have so much more I want to say, but I won’t. And, in the interest of presenting all sides, here’s the response.
  • Helpful thoughts on the circumcision of the heart.
  • I echo all that’s said in this post. “Discernment ministries” have taken a sad trajectory, so we need to be mindful that we’re accurately discerning what they claim to be discerning. I know, that’s a lot of discernment for one sentence, but I think you know what I mean.

Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.

Augustine
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