I’ll be honest. I didn’t get a lot out of this chapter. I was excited to read this morning, and then I was met with a short chapter about army guys. Maybe it was the subject, or maybe it was just my mind in a million places? That’s probably more what’s happening. I’ve got a pile of clean laundry waiting to be folded (for three … maybe four … days now). My husband has a Zoom meeting on in one room. I’m technically supposed to be “at work” in about five minutes. I just heard the washing machine sing its final jingle, so I now have a load of sheets and towels I need to hang on the line. Also, I just got a pasta roller, so I’m dreaming of making homemade ravioli and tortellini and spaghetti and linguini. I already made linguini actually, so I’m not dreaming of it so much. But the ravioli and tortellini dreams are for realz. And both of those require filling, so I’m also dreaming of making homemade ricotta for the first time in a long time. This is my Friday. Ahhhh, working from home. It has its perks and its drawbacks. But now you see why Hadadezer and the Philistines and not even the death of 18,000 Edomites could catch and keep my attention for very long this morning. I hope, though, that you got something out of this summary. It’s short, and kind of sums up the events of 2 Samuel 18. You can go back and read over some of those events to compare notes with how Ezra has summed them up for us in 1 Chronicles … since I did a horrible job.
Writing prompt: dream a little dream with me
Is your mind in a thousand places like mine is today? Write it out like I just did above and expand on your thoughts, worries, duties, stresses, blessings, hopes, dreams … whatever you want today, or of course, you can write about this chapter.