|The famous purple tree at Zoolights|
|My husband and daughter bundled up for a brisk walk around Zoolights.|
Weather: We've had record levels of rain this past week. Today it is foggy and cold with the threat of freezing fog. Miserable but typical November stuff. The afternoon ended up being sunny.
This past week: Was our Thanksgiving holiday here in the USA. We hosted 17 friends and family for dinner, eight spent the week-end with us. We ate, laughed, shared remembrances and stories, watched football and movies, enjoyed being together.
The family members, that were still here, stayed and watched the Civil War game with us (Oregon v Oregon State.) After everyone left, we cleaned the kitchen (again) and then put on our woolies for a fun evening trip to see Zoolights at the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma. We haven't been to this annual event since our children were young. It has improved since that time. We enjoyed all the lights and the few animals that we saw (seahorses, sharks, tiger cubs, and meerkats.) Check out my photos. It is obviously very colorful.
|An illuminated Mt. Rainier is tallest point in the background. The foreground was a wall of lights.|
Book(s) I've finished this week:
Scripture Lesson today: 1 Timothy 6:17-19...."17 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 18 Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds,and to be generous and willing to share. 19 In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life."
I'm praying this prayer: "God please give my friend comfort. Her husband is so ill with cancer. She needs your love and grace right now. Be also with her husband as he faces the challenges of serious illness. May he find comfort and strength in the promises of your love and eternal life."