Jonathan moves to Texas today.
We have one last visit with my parents at Red Robin in Burlington, then he's off. 7 boxes and some carry-ons, and his life begins again, this time in an apartment shared with his sister. It's fun for them both. But first some silly good-byes.
|Life in boxes|
It's my last gathering at Third Place with a group of beloved women and coworkers. They refresh my soul for the journey ahead and share their stories.
|Then Laura, Asha and her kids meet me for lunch ...|
after a meeting with Jen. Hurrah!
The morning begins with an early meeting. Kim and I are both so exhausted we can hardly move but it's sweet to be together.
The WPPRs are in town = my accountability group for over 20 years. We gather mid-morning at Molbaks to chat and catch up. As always, there's too little time. And so much to pray for.
Between, I'm writing, editing, reading.
Ugh. The art deadline is here. I have to make 12 monoprints for a project - and mail them off. The theme is night.
I choose "Indonesian Night." Here are a few, badly photographed.
*The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him. Nahum 1:7 NIV
*Though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly; but the haughty he perceives from far away. Psalm 138:6
*Let the prophet who has a dream tell the dream, but let the one who has my word speak my word faithfully. What has straw in common with wheat? says the Lord. Jeremiah 23:28
*God chose what is low and despised in the world. 1 Corinthians 1:28
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits. 1 John 4:1
Moravian Prayer: Faithful Shepherd, lead us; through trial and injustice, lead us; through stress and business, lead us; through illness and loss, lead us. Carry us when we are weak and tired, find us when we are lost, heal us when we are sick; leave no one behind. Faithful Shepherd, lead your flock.
Father, give us energy and serenity for the week ahead. Help us to feel fulfilled by the work that we do, and to be mindful that we do all things through you and for you. Be with us this week, lead our decisions, and calm our minds so that we may focus on you. Amen.