Thursday, July 12, 2007

Is it Thursday already?

Where has the summer gone? We've had some lovely weather the past couple days--a break from the heat and humidity. And I've began a new computer game--Everquest II. I was an old player of Everquest I in the early days and left it because it involved more sitting around and waiting than actually playing. I just don't have hours on end to sit around and wait when I want to play--let me kick some goblin tail!

Bible school starts up next week, my small group girls and I are resuming our Bible Study tonight, and Bryan and I are almost finished with our couples study on Wed nights. It's been really fun doing that with him. We studied Hosea and Gomer last night. I was really unfamiliar with that Bible story and so glad to take a closer look. Gomer was what we might call a "woman of the evening", and Hosea actually paid her to stay with him and quit running around. It was comparable to Jesus paying for our own sins with his life. It's a neat study if you want something to do with your spouse. It's called Couples of the Old Testament. The questions are really thought provoking and allow you to look at these couples in new ways and to compare their experiences with your own. Try it out!

1 comment:

Heather said...

If you like the story of Hosea you should check out the book "Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers.

From the review "... a heartbreaking romance between a prostitute and the upright and kind farmer who marries her; the story also functions as a reminder of God's unconditional love for his people. Redeeming Love opens with the Gold Rush of 1850 and its rough-and-tumble atmosphere of greed and desire. Angel, who was sold into prostitution as a child, has learned to distrust all men, who see her only as a way to satisfy their lust. When the virtuous and spiritual-minded Michael Hosea is told by God to marry this "soiled dove," he obeys, despite his misgivings. As Angel learns to love him, she begins to hope again but is soon overwhelmed by fear and returns to her old life."