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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Bible Verse Sunday #36 & the End of Vacation 2013

Today's verse comes from a book I picked up while on vacation, called The Spirit of America. It's basically a catalog of various Bible verses by subject. Today's verse is Psalm 31:24:

"Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!"

The ESV Study Bible has this to say about the verse:

"The psalm closes with assurance: the God who has made promises and who has kept them in the past will continue to do so. On v. 24, cf. 27:14."

We didn't attend church today as we were busy driving home from vacation. We packed up all our stuff and let the hotel room swept clean. Then we went out for breakfast, going to this buffet thing at this fancy burger joint. Then we drove to this somewhat larger city where we walked around town. A lot. We walked more than half a mile to get to this bakery place where mom could purchase some gluten free bread. Then dad met up with us with the car, and we went to this electrical museum, where they had these old radios and telegraphs and stuff, including a theremin. It's a musical instrument invented by this physicist guy which you don't have to touch to play. You just wave your hands next to the rods and sound comes out. They even had this old radio which could be tuned to play stuff that would have been on the radio when it (the radio) was new, or something more modern, like a local news broadcast. After that, we went to this hobby shop, where I was unable to find anything related to the Star Wars Roleplaying game, but I did pick up some new dice. We then browsed at this comic book store where a bunch of guys were playing Yu-Gi-Oh. I didn't buy anything, but my Dad bought for my sisters some old Archie Comics and a Batman: Gotham Adventures issue from back in 2001! (As a rule, I generally don't buy any comics if I can get it from the library. Luckily for my comic book store, and should I finally decide to shop there, there are plenty of issues out there that have yet to be collected in trade, namely issues from the first volume of the Azrael comic book)

We then left that town and hit the road again, listening to a Focus on the Family Radio Theatre production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. I've always liked anything to do with The Chronicles of Narnia (except for the absolutely awful The Voyage of the Dawn Treader film), or anything to do with C.S. Lewis for that matter, and I listened to this series of audio dramatizations of The Chronicles of Narnia a lot when I was younger, and am thrilled to, after a series of technical issues, have them all ready to play on my iPod! With the help of a adapting cord, we were able to play it through the car radio. That kept us entertained until we got home (we stopped for bathroom breaks and an early dinner at this less-fancy burger joint). Aw, home, sweet home!