for: ‘July, 2010’
I wish I hadn’t turned on the TV this morning. The slow pace of summer made me think I could do such a risky thing. I awoke a little later than usual. I knew the kids were still asleep and knew Phil was already up. So, still lying in bed, I grabbed the remote and within seconds GMA appeared on the screen.
I was just in time to hear an interview with Angelina Jolie. She was introduced as one of the most beautiful women in the world.The interviewer went on to describe how she is starring in a new movie where she plays a spy. She does her own stunts; she is an amazing mother; she’s athletic; she’s smart; she’s articulate and she’s got a great figure. Whew!
My favorite Henry James quote is, “Summer afternoon – Summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”
“Well, my “summer afternoons” have been full this month. The long, lazy days of summer have afforded some time for reading, writing, playing, cleaning, organizing and traveling!
We ended June by attending ICRS in St. Louis where my Dr. Phil and I got to visit with my publisher and reconnect with lots of friends in the publishing world. We had dinner with our pals from Harvest House, I signed books and had interviews. It always inspires me to see how God is working in Christian books and music.
“Can you scold me right now?” Those were Connor’s words as he walked into the living room. “Connor,” I growled, “you are a bad boy!” Of course, I was kidding; I was just responding to his humorous request for scolding. Then he said, “Thanks. I just remembered I have homework.”
This ordinarily wouldn’t be a problem, but it was bedtime. And putting off homework until bedtime would be a problem. I asked if he was serious and with a grave tone of voice he said, “Totally.” I think he expected a real scolding with a serious tone from me, but instead, Phil and I laughed. Phil told him to quickly shower and then he could knock it out. He went to the shower without words.
I am currently leading your Me, Myself, and Lies study. The ladies and I are enjoying your study. I have a question about Week 4, Day 2. Is the statement “Every thought we think is not necessarily our own,” saying that Satan is able to read our thoughts or put thoughts into our minds? If so, how is this accomplished? Also, what scripture would back this up? We had been talking about this subject some weeks ago and I know they will ask about this.