Yipee!!! David is on his way back to the USA. Have you any idea how much I missed him? We talk daily on the phone, often more than once. The inability to do that made it much worse, like when you are fasting and you feel like you are starving but on a day when you weren't fasting you might skip a meal anyway.
David was able to call us 3 times. He called us very late Thursday night. He sounded exhausted. He was guarding a bodega where the tools are stored. Remember my mentioning that Bro. Ritchi lost all his tools because of theft. One thing interesting, in an icky way...he was telling us about the dogs down there. They travel in packs and are pretty much wild, and that they were eating at the horses legs. Ewww. And iguanas are everywhere, and the people eat them, alot. For photos of the work visit http://childrenslighthouse.blogspot.com/
We sat up late watching movies last night. It was fun and something we rarely do.
My shoulder and neck are feeling much better than last Sat. Still achey. However, I feel like if I don't get back to doing more than cooking, school, and email bits and pieces, I will go insane. I cannot stand to sit around and do nothing for very long. Maybe all those old movies where the Mom or Gramma says "Idle hands are the devil's workshop" have affected me. But if you think about it, the saying is true.
In one sermon Bob was recording the preacher was saying that the trouble with young people, teens in particular (1970-1990) **IMO this includes college age and singles these days** they don't have enough to do. Back in the era before the 50s 60s, farming was a huge occupation. The family farm was kept running by the family who owned it. This included the children. Chores were done before and after school. In the busy season of planting to harvest, sun up to sun down, people were doing something and had very little free time for "recreational activities" and sports were frowned on, though of as for the well to do only. By the end of the day, even being given permission to go to town meant nothing really, they were simply too tired, wanting only to rest and sleep. Into the next decade children were still choring, even city children. They did housework, yardwork, had paper routes, etc. Which kept them out of trouble moreso than the idle children of the weathly folks or the spoiled brat everyone knows about.
With ERA, rampant divorce, free *love* (fornication, adultery, homosexuality) the family and home began a downward slide. Gender roles started to blur. Children of unwed mothers gradually became typical, and is not accepted. Children have become the ones who lead their parents. Parents answer to the childrens wants, not just needs. Parents want to be a friend to their child. To be their friend they have to be nice, and give in, and please the child, which means letting them do what they want, when they want, if they want, and all the work falls on Mom, or Dad, or both. These parents are failures ad parents because they are not preparin their children for life in the real world. Why do you think college campuses and college towns all over America have trouble with drinking, drugs, parties, etc with 18,19,20 yr. olds causing trouble? 10-20 yrs. ago most of them would have been married and working, raising a family. Today they are still being babies with parents too foolish to pay for their parties. Is it any wonder that so many moms and dads can't wait for their children to turn 18 and leave home. They are so selfish, lazy, whiney, and rude they can't stand to live with them. It's easier to pay for them to party at college/university than it is to have them nearby. If these young people had to pay for their education themselves; if they had jobs, responsibilities, accountability to someone, they wouldn't be causing mayhem and unrest.
We were shocked when the Steelers won the superbowl that mobs were roaming the streets of Pittsburg setting fires, overturning cars. Imagine if they lost? Yikes.
I'm really on a roll lately....see I am very opinionated and judgmental. That is why people are hard on me...reap what you sow right.
I didnt plan to write so much, or ramble on...I planned to pop in for a few minutes to visit with you. Guess I did visit...did I overstay my welcome?
Ok dear girls--take no offense please bcz inside I am still very much a young girl--I must take my leave for today, and get to my list of put off tasks, most of which is sewing. Don't cry for me though, I do love to sew. And as I sew I commune with the LORD, work things out with Him, pray etc...plus the end result gives me alot of satisfaction and sense of purpose.
If I don't pop back in later today, I pray that you will all have a wonderful weekend, and that the LORD will speak to you, and use you, and make and mold you as He sees fit. This is my own prayer for myself and family.
Love you all,Terry at home in PA