Well, we surprised my dh with his Bassett Hound "Flash, the Wonder Dog". He really likes him, unfortunately, we're beginning to see why they wanted to find him a new home. He likes to roam. He doesn't go too far or too fast, but I don't know how long I can expect our neighbor to be understanding and patient. Flash also doesn't seem to know his name. This is great for him, when he goes visiting. Problem is, he's going to get himself hit on the road sooner or later and no one should have to deal with that. I'm not sure what to do with him. There is a return policy. The nice woman who had him, said that we could bring him back if he didn't work out. I feel kinda bad bringing him back, but I'd feel worse if he got hit.
Does anyone else out there feel the financial crunch with Christmas? I know it's not about presents, but it's hard when everyone seems to give you so much and they get homemade socks in return. My parents give so much at Christmas, they outdo us as parents when it comes to the kids. My children have friends who get ipods, DVD players, laptops, robots, etc. and they are going to end up with slippers and alarm clocks from us. We told them that things are tight this year, but I don't think that they believe that. We want our children to concentrate more on the real meaning of Christmas and I guess there's no time like the present. (pun?)
Sunday. Pastor was on fire this morning preaching about the moral decline of the country and how,as the church, we have a responsibility to love and pray for others and for our country. He made the point that if we're to be like Christ, then why don't we have the crowds following us and wanting to hear us like Christ did? Is it because we don't love them like Christ does? That part is from last week's sermon, but I'd never really thought about that part of Christ's ministry. Too busy trying to be "holy" to be loving?
Well, this was a jumble of ideas. It's on to making more socks.
God bless you and yours,
From Glory Farm