Thursday, February 23, 2012

74 going on 75!!!!!

I treasure each birthday--it always means that God still has something for me to do or finish.

George Washington and I have birthdays together, but actually George was born 11 days earlier because the calendar was changed.  When I told Sam that G. W. and I had birthdays on the same day, he asked if we were the same age.

It was a very good day; lunch with good friends, savoring the day before with Quartet, and ending with Ash Wednesday. I will celebrate with the family later.

My class on Ecclesiastes is going well--lots of lively discussion with the sages who attend.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Each Day I'll Do....

The title is from an old hymn from the 30's--it came to mind when the 10th person of the week asked me, "What do you do all day long?"  It seems that when one is retired, others think you would have to look for things to do. 

I never have to look--things just find me.  Today, for example, I had to do lab tests for my yearly physical at Abilene Regional which is far away from where I live; I am finishing up writing my comments for the Lament Service we are having Sunday night; and then working on Chapter 1 of Ecclesiastes for teaching my class next Tuesday.  Along the way, I hope to have time to read the newspaper and do the crossword. 

In her new book, Lauren Winner says, "...glimmerings of hope keep interrupting my day."  I pray that hope interrupts me today too.