Another Voyage of Discovery – is that shofar blowing does?

Can you tell that’s the book by Francine Rivers I’m reading so now I’m what, almost a week late for her birthday but I wished her a happy one, but it was especially somewhat fitting to “discover” she shared it with Florence Nightingale; and now why is that, because it fit right in with the revelation, if you will, of Julian of Norwich, who I’d never heard of, not even really sure now how; she just somehow came up on here somewhere and apparently right when I was talking to the leader of the book club I’m in (and that’s interesting in itself because I only talk to her when having trouble with my email, which had been giving me fits) – a Christian book club and we’d read a book somewhat like this before so thought, even though I was somewhat leery, they might be interested and they were, even though I couldn’t be there the day we picked out our next 6 mos., at least, seems like maybe more this last time, set of books to read so we can have plenty of time to get them, thought doesn’t always help me, was somewhat surprised about this one, since she got this back in the 1300s, would have thought been easily accessible online – for free – like others we’ve read have been, but no..apparently these have taken 2nd wind and been at least re – no, they wouldn’t have had copyright back in the day – copyrighted but then possible apparent mix-up and everybody else got the only, but relatively new biography, such as it is, since very little is actually known about her, even her name is taken from the name of the convent? where she eventually – or at least according to this “biography” but just where did this info come from; even one of the book club people feels she just made a lot of this up but seemingly she at least did take it from the customs of the time – went to live when she was around 50 – being in mine I can almost understand but I found a cute – love the cover, probably need to try to post it here – little book of excerpts of her revelation – which, btw, is the first book written by a woman in the English language – found that intriguing – lot of speculation re her even being able to do that re education of women at that time but think a lot of that depends on who’s doing the writing – no, they may not have been allowed to go to the same schools and have the same public education as men but they had their ways – plus being educated in that time meant Latin, not English, so just glad she wasn’t then and wrote in the language the ordinary people speak, since that’s who it was for, both, I feel, in receiving, since I feel it was to then be given to the ordinary – doesn’t even the Bible’s own words say that’s who it’s for….anyway, like this new takealong history lesson book just learned about – so is this little devotional for next to nothing, which is what really wanted, even though she wrote much more, but took while to find it so didn’t have it with me, while thinking everybody else had gotten the big one, but no….so feel probably changed the whole tenor of the discussion; however, found it interesting that we actually had it right about the time she received it; meant to ask about that, was it planned or just serendipity, if you will, but got lost in the other, but I at least feel it was planned, just maybe not by them especially since I just, in spite of all the research I’d already done, had not run across that tidbit until that morning but what found even more serendipitous that not only finding out about Florence Nightingale’s birthday being almost at the same time but finding out the 2nd wind of this revelation isn’t so new, new enough, yes, but not so new but what it was available to Miss Nightingale and known and apparently so highly thought of she took it with her when she went to the Crimean War – for herself? for the patients? other nurses? for whoever, but I like to feel it was a help to those who found themselves in what, back in that time, would have been considered practically the other side of the world and certainly she was groundbreaking especially for a woman of her station in life – you just didn’t do that – was she influenced by her to begin with? did she have a part to play in her going? and, further, nursing was nothing like now – no pristine hospital did she go to? no, what was her first order of business – somewhat reminds me of our Lord – no, she first – and, she, oh, she may have had help, but she didn’t just order it done – no, she – got down and scrubbed the floor -as well as everything else – but the floor – of what passed for a hospital – remind you of anyone? then to bring this full circle –

I’d been intending to make this post for this past week to make it closer to the dates but just couldn’t bring myself to, until, tonight, with my reading of Ms. Birthday Rivers’ Shofar book –
Mr. little Lord comes in and after the grand cantata – with refreshments, no less – and deaconesses – now what are they supposed to do – well, at least they’re cleaning the kitchen – but what does that mean? know what it meant when my dad had me do it on the one night a week my mom got to go somewhere and left me with him and he made it my job; it wasn’t done until it was all done – know what that means? yes, the floor, too – so now why wasn’t it that way with the deaconesses – no, why was it the pastor’s wife, who’d just spent months orchestrating this cantata and was totally exhausted – expected to clean the floor? I don’t know but it at least was just about the last straw and I can understand that but that’s what got me here to post, fwiw

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What a Week

not that this is the one I had the root canal or that this is the one that we finally got the septic done

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So to the courthouse – public records here we come

And sure enough – no fraud involved, unless try to say there is

but adulting is such an issue

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And back to financing

why have to come in? said to fill out fraud forms – hm….interesting, but ok, but then said should be able to take to someone on the phone but no…not by any of the usual routes but when all this started there were none around here, had to go 2 hrs. so, amazing, when called them, got the number with no problem, called them, but based on what had been told about the fraud form, got sent to that department but of course back to square one, have to go in to fill out the form, so…..

however, in passing on that info, was presented – actual judgement – maybe should have assumed have to have that in place for garnishment to go forward but somehow hadn’t thought about it having gone that far – not sure anybody had – think all just thought had gone to collections, but no….but at least that means there’s public record

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And back to the septic tank

NO FINANCING –

no special deals

feel misrepresentation

they called, finally, as had been told they would do, got the info to run credit, not sure if score, which is low, but….because of them…..wouldn’t even discuss, said get letter in the mail, even with them knowing the situation, no give

no, of course this was the particular branch – and town –  that septic company works with

however, when this all started they had gone to another financial institution, which is where this showed up in the first place, so I had stopped by another branch of this one in another town and somewhat got this opened up but of course only so far, that he was going to need to go in, but by the time – because she actually called out and got the definite numbers or would have been even longer, if even that day – got through all this – they said he’d worked all weekend, so didn’t have them ready and them had had to go to another of their branches but had gotten through earlier than anticipated and did get to get it done, just took a while – so….was late, he was upset, but he did call and learned somewhat but would still need to come in but now going to be another week before can

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Easter

went with dil take granddaughter – and her friend – to Chik-Fil-A to see the Easter Bunny and the Cow, do crafts – they didn’t get to do, but got their materials for them to do themselves later at home – then to the Easter Egg hunt – they didn’t get to do either but got to play some games, got some popcorn – that they said was too sweet, something to drink, oh well –

however, at Chik-Fil-A, being presented as (and are) a Christian company, while out for the living Lord’s Supper, was able to get by the store that actually has the scripturecandy Easter chocolates with the Jesus Lives! packaging that granddaughter been wanting this year ever since last year – only? in the bags, had a couple, so got both, so wondered if CFA would like them to pass out some – yes! they were thrilled, wanted to know where I got them, of course you can order bulk direct from company – but they loved having some to pass out

Now, was somewhat disappointed, same brand of store’s distributor in other towns – remember trip going by health dept? –  stores didn’t have – said had samples, would bring over, had thought would be going back, but not yet, so made trip to get, then back to – probably should have done when there but looking for these, you know how that is – get the inspirational word egg stickers had found at other store in other town, while there started passing out – little girl looked at chocolate bunny – too much! – old – only not really so much more than me – man having birthday, but had caregiver, didn’t know how old he’d be, caregiver told me – anyway, in doing so, looked at them, realized they weren’t the Easter ones! they were Christmas; yes they had Scripture but not the ones, but that’s really so much the issue – all scripture’s inspired – but didn’t even have the pretty packaging like the Easter ones do! so disappointed, why so glad to find them at the tried and true place where I got them last year.

But somewhat more so at the “EASTER” egg hunt they were passing these out – because some “nice” man had donated them – but NOT the EASTER ones – the Christmas ones – at, even though it was at a school – what turned out to be sponsored by a church – did nobody from a church – which, weren’t they having this as a outreach? – notice or care?!

no, I dare say he wasn’t being “nice” anymore than the distributor was to me when I realized what he’d sent – they both had these leftover – why? – and were just glad to find a place to dump them –

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Now for the more of Passover

though not sure really because the Lord’s Supper is part of – what? do I call it Easter? – regardless of when Passover? which is it even still to be celebrated? well, it’s not really by Christians, only by Jews but suppose is interesting that the two are coinciding this year since they did in the original

anyway, went to a living Last Supper on that Thursday – I think the thing I most came away with was Judas Iscariot’s take on the “Is it I?” theme – since, of course, he knew it was him – he said he was going to just play along – loved his sneer at everybody else asking – why? because he knew; did he expect them to – had no concept of how that tore at their hearts in true wonder if they would – even though, of course we all know they forsook him but that’s not actual betrayal, turning him over to the authorities –

he said somebody “had” to do something – how many, many times have we heard that?

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