Something we take for granted was a luxury back then.
Don’t you know he was the talk of the town?
“Sarah, did you know Ben Franklin has a tub he bathes in?” Abigail asked as she swept the floor.
“Yes, Lucy told me he brought from France. She said the copper gleams like the sun when she cleans it.”
Abigail stopped sweeping and said “I think I would like to see it. Do you think…?”
“Well, you know Lucy would let us see it, if we asked. We would just have to wait for him to be out the house.”
Sarah shook her head, “Abigail your curiosity is going to get you in trouble one of these days.”
“Perhaps, but I can’t imagine not being curious. Admit it; you’d like to see it too.”
“Hmm… perhaps,” Sarah said, smiling.
“What else did Lucy tell you?”
“She also told me it was a chore to fill the thing every time he wants a bath. It seems ol’ Ben likes to soak.”
“Yes, she tells me he will sit in that tub for hours, reading or writing. She says he stays in there so long he gets all wrinkly.” She chuckled “that’s more information than I needed.”
“Oh my…” giggling Abigail continued, “I will wonder if he is wrinkled the next time I see, I’m sure.”
Laughing they continued with their chores. ~ Sonia R. Parham
I wake most mornings with a gospel song going through my mind or I wake praying, thanking God for another day. Often times, though I am rushed and don't get to spend the time I should in prayer and Bible study each day.
This week I took the challenge and asked God each day to show me His way and to guarantee His presence, and though I know He is with me continually, praying these two things made a difference for me this week.
The most evident difference was the way I dealt with my job. I am a Safety and Training Coordinator. I have been at my place of work for 22 years and am majorly burned out. Often times, my day starts out good but when I cross the threshold into the building, a dark cloud descends upon me.
However, this week has been different.
Starting out Monday, I prayed, "Father, show me Your ways, and guarantee Your presence with me" - I was able to show up to work with a better attitude and outlook.
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. Psalm 18:2-3