Monday, 18 July 2016

Pamela's Daybook: July 18th

Today: I'm wondering if 2,700 policemen can keep the demonstrations in Cleveland peaceful. And if the policemen themselves will be safe. It's a sad time in our nation. 

On a happier note -- I have our Landon coming to spend the night. RB will be teaching so I'll have company. Ethan and Landon were at Band Camp last week. RB and I went for their final concert. Ethan played the trumpet, and Landon the saxophone. We sent Melanie one year, never imagining one day her sons would attend the same camp. 

At my writing desk: I started early with some blog work and curriculum. I got a lot of work done on a project of my own this weekend. About 500-1000 more words to finish it.

Praying for: Policemen throughout our country, as well as the families in Baton Rouge.  

Thankful for: Landon, our second grandson. He's 10, loves to read, has a tender heart, and loves deviled eggs. 

I'm reading: See You in a minute: A mother's journey through the first year of grief by Misty Novar. I didn't know Misty is from Anderson, Indiana, when I chose this book from the shelves. It will be a hard read, I'm sure, but I'm looking forward to gaining insight and strength from it. 

Journaling prompt for today: Write about an item you own that isn't worth much money, but has great value to you. The last time I was home, Daddy gave me the bride and groom that topped their wedding cake. It's over 60 years old and will be a reminder of the importance of cherishing my marriage.

Postmarking: I got the lists out last evening. I also had an exciting suggestion today that will be making it's way to you all.

Favorite quote: I choose gentleness... Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it be only in praise. If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself.  Max Lucado


  1. Yes the police men definitely need prayer they are only trying to help us.

  2. What a cool gift from your dad! Praying for the men and women that keep us safe.


  3. Yes, my heart is too sadden by all of the destruction and injustice not only here but in the world. Mt family is from Baton Rouge so this hits close to home.

  4. What happened in Baton Rouge was wicked! I too am praying-not just for police, but for justice to be shown to all people.

  5. It is always a good thing to pray for others. Keep up the good work and there is so much to pray for...