Yay! Today, a trip to the public library completed my day. If you are a parent, and you don’t frequent the library, shame, shame on you! Just kidding. Let me start over.
If you own a personal library in your home, then you need to stop reading and move on to something else.
We don’t have a comprehensive, personal library in our home, so, weekly library visits are always a welcomed treat. If your public library is well-managed and well-funded, you could spend hours going through the variety of resources available to use at the library as well as check out materials.
For example, my two boys love to hop on the computers to play a few on-line games and download their music since the computers run on the speed of light compared to our slow-as-molasses computer at home.
My youngest daughter finds entertainment in the glamour and gossip magazine section as well as the young teen books, especially books that feature vampires and werewolves! I don’t see the attraction but I’m cool, as long as she’s reading!
Today I picked up River Jordan’s book, Praying for a Stranger. I started reading it and thought, what a great idea!
God, my main squeeze, sign me on!! I think I can handle this task.
When I got home, my first prayer for a stranger came in my email from the church secretary:
A lady stopped by my office this morning, asking for special prayers. She’s got lots and lots on her own plate to deal with, asked for very little, but wanted me to especially pass on this particular request.Her name is Rhonda. Her grandson, 12 years old, is Joshua. Rhonda said that Joshua is quite ill and is facing serious medical procedures to radiate a pituitary tumor.Josh will need to be quarantined and isolated from all contact while preparing for the radiotherapy. Rhonda knows that our God will keep him comforted while his mom and grandma wait patiently until they can hug him, but asked that we all keep him in our prayers.