Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Gone, but not forgotten.

Just the other day, or maybe it was the other evening, I was thinking about lost stuff. Not the little things that I misplace, such as my car keys or my glasses. And, not the big things that I lose regularly, like my car in a parking lot.
No. Really lost things, like gas station attendants. Remember when guys would actually come up to your window, when you drove up to the island, and ask you how much gas you wanted? Then they would proceed to pump it for you. Oh, and of course they would finish it all off by washing your  windshield. Where did that go?
Or milk delivered right to your door! Usually twice a week. That's lost, too.
What about those dime-a-ride horses and stage coaches that we used to ride (or at least get to look at) in front of the grocery stores? Where did they go?
Whatever happened to sidewalk roller skates, jacks or cat's eye marbles?
All of those items are lost!
I wonder what will vanish next?

Good Lord. Things change constantly. Our lives are very different now from when we began them, many years ago. We miss the way it used to be. But, we are blessed with what we have become. Maybe we really don't need those "lost items" so very much. Because, no matter what, we will always have the memories.
We thank you for our lives and for your very presence in all that we do.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Deja Vu, again.

So, quite a few years ago, in the midst of my substitute teaching career, I had a bit of an on-the job-injury. Putting it briefly, let's say that it was a combustable combination of large middle school male, rolling computer-lab chair and a small teacher with fashionable, open-toed sandals. The result was extremely painful and rather than killing the young man on the spot, I decided that his punishment should be to stand for the rest of the academic period. We all survived.
Fast forward to the present. I have a new job. I am much older and presumably much wiser. However, today I was injured in a very similar manner. This time the incident involved an octagenarian, a wheel chair ramp, an electric wheel chair and a small van driver wearing sensible flat shoes.
My toes fared the same in both incidents. I will be sore tomorrow, but I will only be impaired by a slight temporary limp. I will survive.
My point here is......life goes on, circumstances do change but sometimes we just never learn to GET OUT OF THE WAY.

Great Lord. When will we ever learn? We think we know everything there is to know. We are so wise and successful. When will we realize that without You and Your unceasing love, we are nothing? You are our source of power and knowledge.
Thank you God, for your everlasting care and concern for each and everyone of us.

Thursday, March 6, 2014


Did you ever have one of those days when everything you did was great? When everything that happened to you went well? Today was one of those days, for me. This was a super duper day. The bestest day ever!
My entire day today was wonderful. I couldn't have had a better day. It was perfect.
I am blessed. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
Unfortunately, not every day is perfect. Tomorrow may be a bummer.
But, on the other hand,  tomorrow may be as perfect as today.
We just don't know.
I'm looking forward to tomorrow. I'm going to do the best with whatever I am dealt.

Precious Lord. Today was a blessing. Tomorrow may bring a whole bunch of trouble and worry. But, I know that you will be with me, no matter what happens.
You are my strength and my salvation. Bring it on.