Boy, has it ever been rainy for the past few days! We had a gorgeous summer and a very pleasant autumn, but a storm has hit with a vengeance. You hear that the Pacific Northwest and Vancouver are rainy, and that's true, but most of the time it's a drizzly, gray, foggy rain. Depressing, yes, but not a torrential downpour. But every now and then we'll get the Pineapple Express, a really wet flow from the South Pacific that just dumps rain on us. For two whole days now, it has literally poured down rain! Sometimes the wind whips up and it really gets wild. We are expecting a break tonight and early tomorrow, then late tomorrow afternoon it's supposed to start up again for another two days. I think I'm getting webbed feet! Can you hear me quack?
Beth and I went out shopping today. She and her brothers are going to a youth conference in Portland, OR next weekend, and she wanted a new skirt. We found one, along with a couple of shirts, that both fit her and pleased her! Wow! She is very tall and has a large frame, so it's hard to find clothes that fit her well, especially long enough in the waist and arms. She and I were both thrilled to find some clothes that fit her! And all us mothers know how hard it is to find anything that is modest enough for our daughters. I can't tell you how many times we've come home discouraged because everything we looked at was overpriced and terribly immodest. Even clothes that technically cover you are too tight or the fabric is clingy or too thin. All that to say it was a blessing today.
We stopped by an Eddie Bauer store. Very nice clothes, and some really modest, well-made skirts. But the prices! We can't shop there; we'll have to find their clothes in the thrift store! LOL
I'm beginning a series of lessons on Ruth in Sunday school tomorrow. I love the book of Ruth! There's a wealth of study material in her life, from her character to the extraordinary events that took place, giving us a beautiful, beautiful picture of our salvation through our Kinsman-Redeemer. The lesson tomorrow stresses the choices that Elimelech, Naomi, and Ruth made and how our choices shape our lives. There's also a bit of historical background brought out. Moab was one nation that was forbidden to ever worship with the Jews, yet Ruth was a Moabitess who was brought into the ancestral line of Jesus. How did that happen? Through her Redeemer, of course! What fun I'll have introducing the children to another example in the Bible of our Saviour and what he's done for us!