Well, I've had a hard time keeping up with my blog...not much exciting going on I guess. Thanks for the prayers for Steven's interviews; they all went really well and he's got at least one 2nd interview where they're flying him out of state! I'm learning trust and abandon right now as I am so anxious to find out what is next for our little family after 2006! I know it will be perfect, whatever it is. God's will be done.
Late this afternoon we got a nice hard rain, and then Steven called to tell me there was a beautiful rainbow! I love rainbows as you can read in a previous post. Here's the one from our front yard today:
And here are the girls playing outside after the rain. You can see my purple Mexican petunias are doing well :) Only in Texas can you wear a swimsuit outside in October! Actually we have a cold front coming through right now; finally it will feel like Autumn!
Tonight we fried! Chicken, that is. I don't do it very often since it makes such a mess, but we had lots of thawed chicken to cook, so we went wild! I also have some cookie dough in the fridge but I guess that'll have to wait until tomorrow. Here's Steven with a chicken finger in Texas-style (that's a TX flag on his shirt if you didn't know :)
The Gospel reading for this coming Sunday is a beautiful one, and very pertinent to me right now:
Mk 10:17-30 or 10: 17-27
As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up,
knelt down before him, and asked him,
"Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
Jesus answered him, "Why do you call me good?
No one is good but God alone.
You know the commandments: You shall not kill;
you shall not commit adultery;
you shall not steal;
you shall not bear false witness;
you shall not defraud;
honor your father and your mother."
He replied and said to him,
"Teacher, all of these I have observed from my youth."
Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him,
"You are lacking in one thing.
Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor
and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me."
At that statement his face fell,
and he went away sad, for he had many possessions.
Jesus looked around and said to his disciples,
"How hard it is for those who have wealth
to enter the kingdom of God!"
The disciples were amazed at his words.
So Jesus again said to them in reply,
"Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle
than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God."
They were exceedingly astonished and said among themselves,
"Then who can be saved?"
Jesus looked at them and said,
"For human beings it is impossible, but not for God.
All things are possible for God."
Peter began to say to him,
"We have given up everything and followed you."
Jesus said, "Amen, I say to you,
there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters
or mother or father or children or lands
for my sake and for the sake of the gospel
who will not receive a hundred times more now in this present age:
houses and brothers and sisters
and mothers and children and lands,
with persecutions, and eternal life in the age to come."
I've read it several times already with my Regnum Christi team and my Familia training. There are so many beautiful reflections from this Gospel. But I will have to ponder more later...