Actually, it should be Friday Purchases, because I didn't just find these books, I bought them! I had to take my camera down to Jim's Campus Camera for repairs on my lunch break, and on the way back I stopped at The Parable to find the One Year Bible Seasonal Devotionals that my BFF had and recommended. I didn't find that, but I did find these:
Yeah, I know the one book is technically for "teens", but for someone who's been regularly confounded by the Bible and the myriad versions of the Bible I've tried reading for decades, it might be something that will be easy enough for me to get through. Ditto with Solo. I am DETERMINED to get through that dang Bible ... er, I mean, read and understand the Word of God, so if I have to go a teen reading level in order to accomplish that goal, so be it!
Pastor Mike Sparrow lead more than 2 dozen of us in prayer and song for National Prayer Day outside the San Luis Obispo courthouse. We had a beautiful, sunny warm day for the celebration. I'm feeling very inspired and hopeful now.
Today is the National Day of Prayer. This country needs God more than ever, so please find time today to ask the Lord for His guidance and mercy for the country and in your own life. Pray for our leaders to guide this country back to God, and pray for God's protection against those who would do us harm. You can find an event near you where fellow Americans will be lifting their hearts and voices in prayer (I will be here at noon today), or just pray quietly on your own. It's important - The United States of America is in deep, deep need of God's love and grace. God bless you all!