Outside my window...a mild fall day. Half the leaves are off the trees already.
I am thinking...today is Hallowe'en, as well as Reformation Day. We don't celebrate Hallowe'en. I've noticed that some adults are as into Hallowe'en as much, if not more than kids. Kids like it for the candy and costumes, adults like it for the costumes and a reason to party. I've also noticed the costumes are becoming more 'trampy'. I know someone who dressed as a Playboy bunny. Really? You want to dress like a porn star? Very disappointing since this is a baptized, professing Christian. Or was, anyway.
I am thankful for...Martin Luther.I know he lived 500 years ago, but he's one of my heroes. On this date in 1517, he nailed 95 theses, or propositions to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. This was like posting something on a bulletin board in those days, to spark debate. And spark debate, it did! This was the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. The motto of the Reformation was, "After Darkness, Light." It marked the end of the dark ages and the beginning of the middle ages. The printing press was also invented then, and the Bible was printed into the common languages. The Reformation was known for five foundational truths, known as the five Solas: Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone), Sola Fide (Faith alone), Solus Christus (Christ alone), Sola Gratia (Grace alone), and Solo deo Gloria (for God's glory alone). Amen!
From the kitchen...frozen pizza. My daughter is at school this evening and my husband is eating a Jamaican soup his mom made him.
I am wearing...jeans, a t-shirt and a pull over.
I am reading...A Prisoner of Versailles by Golden Keyes Parsons. So cool because I can picture it since we were there this summer.
I am hoping...to have enough energy to work tonight. Some days the sleep deprivation of shift work kills me.
I am hearing...the train. Still loving my commute.
Around the house...my husband preached yesterday morning on the Paradox of the Cross. Pedro Rodriguez preached in the evening on why Christ spoke in parables. His preaching style is more teaching, and it always makes me think.
Our puppy has a kennel cough, which he probably picked up at the dog park. He's on antibiotics. We had to take him to the vet to remove a tic, too.
My eldest got herself a job at a bakery near to where she lives. I assume it's for the extra money rather than for the baked goods. We'll see if she starts to gain weight. :-)
My husband is working hard and has a course with homework on top of everything else.
I was pulled to another unit last Thursday night. Not a fan of that. It's stressful to be in a new place.
I thought my mom would come out to church yesterday since my husband was preaching, but she didn't. No explanation.
We're starting to use the hot tub again now that the weather is cooler.
One of my favourite things...good preaching.
Some plans for the week...work three nights. Get together with friends on Friday night. Clean my house. Attend a housewarming party at my sister's condo on Saturday night. She kept her condo when she got married, and moved back now that she is widowed. Church on Sunday.