It is Monday and the day of the week ran away with me. My husband is working seven days a week so one morning is just like another. Day after day, week after week we get up and have coffee, I prepare his breakfast and his lunch to take with him, he works, he comes home, cleans up from his dirty job, either eats then takes a nap or just takes a nap and eats when he gets up for a couple hours, then it is off to sleep for the night. When he wakes the same routine begins again. So, I forgot to write a post for this morning.
The grand children are going to Vacation Bible School each evening this week. As far as I know this is their first time attending any VBS. We, both the parents and us the grandparents, teach them about the things of God but they have not been regularly attending church for a couple years now so have missed the teachings they would get in Sunday school. I’m not sure I like that, but, the parents are in charge of that part of their life. Just yesterday they did attend a local church that we heard about several weeks ago. I didn’t attend, I probably won’t attend. Being ‘unchurched’ after years of attending twice a week I just don’t feel the need. I loved the people I worshiped with in past years, and I’m sure I’d love a new group of people. But, I am getting more and more withdrawn from society in general. In the last few years that I was a regular attender I really did not feel that I gained anything from the services. With a household full of adults who are followers of Jesus I just don’t feel the need to meet and worship with others. Most churches I’ve been to really don’t have the same view of God as I do, therefore I cannot see them as ‘like-minded’ worshipers. Yes there are important similarities, I just never feel I can vocalize my opinions without judgement or condemnation. I don’t always voice all my opinions even in my spiritually related blogs.
I have nothing against the people who regularly or even irregularly attend church. I’m happy for them that they have a body of people to meet together and worship with. I am more interested currently in reading, studying, and praying scripture for my own spiritual growth. Which is another reason I forgot to write anything this morning.
This day has been a day of getting things in order. My laundry room was still full of boxes that had come out of the spare room last year in May when there was a leak that flooded that room. Now there is need to get all that stuff out of my laundry room because a small leak somewhere along the ceiling over the washer and dryer has caused damage and workers will be here next week to make repairs. So I need room to move the washer and dryer out of the way. That has been my task today and will be tomorrow. I’m going through each box and eliminating things that have no sentimental or intrinsic value. I know eventually I’ll have to go through again and get rid of more things, but, I have a hard time parting with some things. I don’t know why, usefulness shouldn’t be my criteria. “Am I going to use it?” should be, but, for now I only see that something is useful or has sentimental value to me and put it in the tub I’m using to store those things.
Once that task is done, I’ll have to tackle the 3 seasons room with my daughter. I has been used as a classroom during the warmer weather, but, during the winter, when it was too cold to do school in there, it became a catch all room and again, it needs to be consolidated and make room for workers to make repairs where a water leak, probably from the roof leaking, caused damage in the ceiling near the wall where the addition attaches to the rest of the house.
All this work needs to be completed this week because the repair work will begin next week according to the property manager. In my breaks from working on the clean up I am reading the book I promised to review this coming Friday. So far I’m about 20% into the book. Hopefully I’ll get more than 20% a day read or I won’t get that promised review written. On top of that I have a yearning to be reading scripture too. The faster I get through the fiction story the sooner I can spend more time in the Word of God.
Writing now is during a short break because the kids are off to the store then VBS and hubby is napping. So am virtually alone and the computer was not in use by the grandchildren. As soon as I finish here I guess it is back to the laundry room and get through at least one more box today. Then I can read again.
May all of you visiting my blog have a fantastic week.