It’s just morning in my little parcel of this large earth I call “Here I am for now.” And…
…And it’s Monday again. Good morning this Monday of the week. Be careful out there this morning, tearing down those freeways trying to turn back time if you’re running late. If you’re early you might want to speed up a little. Give those late speeders some bumper cushion when they suddenly come up behind you like Batman. But it’s all good.
This is my first OFFICIAL post of the “Dog Days of Summer.” The Dog Days started this year on July 3, and will last till August 11. (Full story of below).
According to the“Old Farmers Almanac“
The phrase “Dog Days” conjures up the hottest, most sultry days of summer. The Old Farmer’s Almanac lists the traditional timing of the Dog Days: the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11, coinciding with the heliacal (at sunrise) rising of the Dog Star, Sirius. The rising of Sirius does not actually affect the weather (some of our hottest and most humid days occur after August 11), but for the ancient Egyptians, Sirius appeared just before the season of the Nile’s flooding, so they used the star as a “watchdog” for that event. Since its rising also coincided with a time of extreme heat, the connection with hot, sultry weather was made for all time: “Dog Days bright and clear / indicate a happy year. / But when accompanied by rain, / for better times our hopes are vain.”
- So, according to my stated schedule(Here)for the annual blogging slump of summer, I’m going try to keep up posting semi-eon-ishly. Random, mini-somethings, kinda-type posts; if I think it might be more interesting than say a truck loaded with 4,000 pounds of butter melting in the Dog Days sun and spreading all over the freeway lanes headed both ways at rush hour.
- Oh, and of course at least one scripture passage.
Now the cheerful scripture passage for today
Cheerful because… Christ Jesus Saves
So the Lord God said to the serpent,
“Because you have done this,
“Cursed are you above all livestock
and all wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly
and you will eat dust
all the days of your life.
15 And I will put enmity
between you and the woman,
and between your seed and her seed;
he will crush your head,
and you will strike his heel.”
16 To the woman he said,
“I will make your pains in childbearing very severe;
with painful labor you will give birth to children.
Your desire will be for your husband,
and he will rule over you.”
17 To Adam he said, “Because you listened to, but did not protect your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’
“Cursed is the ground because of you;
through painful toil you will eat food from it
all the days of your life.
18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field.
19 By the sweat of your brow
you will eat your food
until you return to the ground,
since from it you were taken;
for dust you are
and to dust you will return.
(But I read the end of the story and know Jesus saves.)