It’s raining and thundering and lightening today. A change from the beautiful weather we have had the last two days. But, then again, rain is also beautiful because things were starting to get a bit dry.
I have been able to knock off a number of things on my “fixit list” — put new wheel on lawn mower, mowed lawn, used weed trimmer (needs repair for next time), new burner in grill, pressure-washed drive way, moved many boxes out of garage, replaced light bulbs here and there, talked to an insurance company and to Windstream (phone company), dug out rhododendron bush root system (think big and dirty here), tidied garage, hooked up some electronics–TV, VCR, DVD–although still not working correctly, repaired major leak in toilet (had to drill out the old bolts; think long and hard here), made a DVD slide show, read (in back yard) more on a novel, read some commentary on Genesis, and on and on. This is proving to be a lot of fun.
In reading Isaiah yesterday, I was reminded of the wonderful verses in chapter 12 courtesy of the ESV version:
12:1 You will say in that day:
“I will give thanks to you, O Lord,
for though you were angry with me,
your anger turned away,
that you might comfort me.
2 “Behold, God is my salvation;
I will trust, and will not be afraid;
for the Lord God is my strength and my song,
and he has become my salvation.”
STRENGTH, SONG, and SALVATION — three gifts from God — what else could anyone ever want? . . . TLT