1 – The days of some months are like trying to catch a greased pig at the county fair… they slip thru your fingers and refuse to be contained in a single word… as in it’s been a long time since I’ve written here.
2 – On the face of the earth there are only three people left who have known me since the day I was born. Two of them are slipping away…
… One in mind… One in body.
This knowledge makes each hug, each phone call, each letter and every “I love you” more valuable than all material things this world offers. And it reminds me again to never ignore God when he urges me to hold out my hand, or pick up the phone, or say what I need to say.
This one moment is all there is.
3 – I learned to knit dish cloths. It is something sane to do on those days which defy description. Of course, if you make a gazillion of them people might not think that is very sane.
4 – I spend a lot of time on the road following tractors… or Grandma Maude Sue who is driving 30 mph in a 55 zone. This means I have to pass them. And I hate to pass on country roads. But if I don’t then I hold up that line of traffic behind me. So I can either pull over and let everyone go by, which would be quite silly - or - I can trust my driving ability, put my foot down and go.
Interestingly, this has other life applications as well.
5 – Although I’ve always known this, July construction projects have reminded me that the men-folk in my family have great legs… strong, hard-working legs. Thanks for modeling yours, Andrew.
6 – And lastly, I know I can endure a lot. Enduring with peace and joy is the ongoing lesson. This helps :
“I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us (me) from his love. Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels can’t, and the demons can’t. Our (my) fears for today, our (my) worries about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell can’t keep Gods love away”. Romans 8:38.